Another Hull of a strike, Fletch

Gary Taylor-Fletcher celebrates his superb strike with Craig Cathcart
Gary Taylor-Fletcher celebrates his superb strike with Craig Cathcart
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GARY Taylor-Fletcher had to think about which was his better goal – last night’s corker or the one at Hull on the opening night.

Both were belting volleys from the right of the penalty area which have fizzed into the net.

But the Seasiders frontman was as modest as always when describing his latest strike. Taylor-Fletcher said: “The lads had hit me with a diagonal pass a few times before that. I was getting into good positions.

“Then Ian Evatt hit one perfectly in behind. I took it on my chest and it bounced up a little higher than at Hull, so I just guided it over the keeper.

“You practise things like that on the training ground and you try to get your technique right. Luckily, I’ve got a decent technique and it hit the back of the net.

“I don’t know whether I’d put that above the Hull goal. They were similar in position but different in technique because one was power and the other was placement. This one wasn’t the best I’ve scored but I’m happy with it.”

It was a third goal of the season for the 30-year-old, who signed a new contract last week.

But he was disappointed it didn’t set the Seasiders on their way to maximum points.

He added: “A second goal would have put it to bed and I think that has been our problem all season.

“Just look at the game against Crystal Palace and the chances we created. We didn’t get the second goal in that game either and they got back into it.

“We didn’t create as many clear-cut chances at Coventry. We were at fault for just waiting for something to happen and for the second goal to come.

“We need to be a bit more ruthless because once we get the first goal we do tend to sit back a little.

“We stopped playing the forward balls, which was wrong because that’s how we got a lot of joy early on.”

“It is a shame because we haven’t got what we’ve deserved from the last two games. We should have won at least one of them.”