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Alnwick: Perfect Away Performance

Keeper Delighted With Three Points And Clean Sheet

18 September 2019

Jak Alnwick hailed a perfect away performance, as Blackpool bounced back with three points and a clean sheet at Doncaster Rovers.

The goalkeeper, who had to make two important saves, was thrilled to see a solid performance rewarded with a 93rd minute winner from Armand Gnanduillet.

“It’s the perfect away performance when you look at it,” Alnwick said. “We were under pressure at times and sat in, defended well and hit them on the counter. We defended amazing from the front all the way through. That could be a massive three points.”

From a defensive point of view, the clean sheet couldn’t be underestimated after some sloppy goals had been conceded of late.

“We said it’s not good enough to concede six (goals) in two (matches), especially on Saturday because we didn’t really feel that they hurt us. We felt like we conceded goals from our own mistakes. It was our own fault,” the on-loan Rangers keeper admitted.

“We said that if we can cut out the individual errors and the team collective errors, then we will get clean sheets. They had two shots on target and the shots came from the edge of the box. We knew we had to be solid.”

Alnwick reserved particular praise for team-mate Curtis Tilt, who responded to his mistake on Saturday in the best possible fashion.

“I think you’ve got to give special credit to Tilty. He was coming off the back of a mistake and he’s a great lad to have around the dressing room.

“He’s not doom and gloom and he was disappointed with himself on Saturday because he beats himself up. I don’t think he was disappointed with being substituted, he was more angry with himself for making a mistake. To put the performance in like he did, was amazing.”

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