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Maxwell: It’s Something I Relish And Enjoy

14 April 2021

Chris Maxwell admitted Accrington were difficult to break down, but felt Blackpool were much the better side in Tuesday’s goalless draw.

Blackpool hit the post and forced Accrington goalkeeper, Toby Savin, into some fantastic saves throughout the game, but just weren’t able to get the ball over the line to secure the win. Maxwell himself also saved a penalty late on to keep the side’s unbeaten run intact after 15 games.

“It was a very tough game and very demanding on both sets of players,” Maxwell said.

“They’ve had some tough results recently, and they turned that around against us in the game. In the main, I think we played well. We created chances and kept the ball well, but just couldn’t get the ball over the goal line.

“We’re a team that likes to dominate possession and play exciting football, so teams are going to potentially come and combat that by playing a low block against us and do everything they can to keep the clean sheet intact and come away with a draw. Ultimately, we should’ve deserved more, given how we played, but it could be a big point for us come the end of the season.”

Reflecting on his late penalty save to extend the Seasiders' unbeaten run further, the captain admitted he relishes big moments like that.

“It’s something I enjoy, and every goalkeeper loves to make crucial saves like that,” Maxwell said.

“To come away with another penalty save and a clean sheet as well is really pleasing and it keeps the unbeaten run going, which is huge for the side’s confidence. It’s just a shame we weren’t able to get the three points, but our focus now turns to Saturday.”


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