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Hamilton: An Amazing Day All Round

20 September 2020

After Blackpool’s first win of the new season, match winner CJ Hamilton was delighted to score both goals that fired the Seasiders to victory over Swindon Town.

The summer arrival, who showed glimpses of his ability in pre-season with goals against Everton and Liverpool, proved to be the difference between the two sides as Neil Critchley’s men picked up their first three points of the 20/21 season.

Hamilton scored his first League One goals for Blackpool in quick succession, breaking the deadlock in the 41st minute before doubling the hosts’ lead just minutes into the second half with two emphatic finishes.

Reflecting on the result, the 25-year-old was delighted with the victory and praised Blackpool fans after their long-awaited return to Bloomfield Road.

“It doesn’t get much better than that”, Hamilton said.

“It was an amazing day. The fans being here gave us a tremendous lift and we enjoyed playing in front of them again. We’re happy to get the three points that we needed.”

The electric winger also reflected on his two goals at Bloomfield Road and insists he is determined to continue his rich vein of form.

“I got on the edge of the box for the first one, Jerry (Yates) toe-poked it through and then I took the shot on my right-foot and it went in. For the second one, It was a good ball by Turts (Turton) over the top and luckily I managed to get there, turn inside and went near post again.

“It was an amazing feeling to score here in front of the fans. I tried to move the ball, get in-behind their defence which is what I do, so I’m pleased with how I did. I hope I can take it into next week.”

Hamilton also praised his team-mates following an outstanding collective performance from the Seasiders.

“We’re all enjoying and thriving off what the Gaffer is getting us to do.

“We’ve only been together 7-8 weeks now, so everything’s still fresh. Once we build this relationship even more I’m sure we can get even stronger in the months ahead. We’re a young and fresh group with a strong mentality, we want to win games week in, week out.

“Hopefully we can continue this and push towards our aim this season.”


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