REACTION: Blackpool boss insists his side were worthy winners against Posh: ‘we limited them to virtually nothing’

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley insisted his injury-ravaged side were good value for their 3-1 win over Posh at Bloomfield Road last night (March 23).

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 12:27 am
Nathan Thompson of Peterborough United battles with Grant Ward of Blackpool. Photo: Joe Dent/

In-form Pool surged into a play-off place for the first time this season courtesy of a first-minute goal from top scorer Jerry Yates and two goals in the opening 15 minutes of the second-half after Joe Ward had equalised against the run of play for Posh in first-half added time.

Critchley told the Blackpool Gazette: “I enjoyed watching my team play tonight. We obviously got off to a fantastic start thanks to a great strike from Jerry.

“We were very, very good in the first-half. We limited them to virtually nothing until the last kick of the half, which was a bit of a sickener to be honest with you because they hadn’t been near the goal up until that point.

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“It didn’t affect us though at half-time. We were calm, we knew what we had to do and we came out and started the second-half very well.

“Tactically we were very good, some of the football we played and the physical shift the players put in was outstanding.

“We got two goals when we were in the ascendancy and that’s something we haven’t done enough in our home games recently.

“We had to withstand a bit of pressure near the end, but we limited them to very few half chances, so I can’t fault the effort and the way we played tonight, we were terrific.”

Blackpool’s win broke a run of four draws in a row at Bloomfield Road.