Change of plan helped late Dobbie winner

Stephen Dobbie celebrates after scoring the winner
Stephen Dobbie celebrates after scoring the winner
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Stephen Dobbie revealed a change in tactics in front of goal resulted in his last-gasp winner.

The striker’s goal, two minutes into injury time, was Dobbie’s fourth effort of the afternoon and he believes a different approach helped.

Dobbie revealed: “I felt every shot (I) was kind of blasting, so I tried a curler and luckily it went through his legs into the net.

“It’s a tough ground to come to. Forest will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season and that’s why it was such a great win. The boys were buzzing understandably. The gaffer keeps saying that we keep picking up points away and at home, and they all rack up come the end of the season.”

Pool played more than an hour against 10 men after Djamal Abdoun was sent off and Dobbie was delighted to make the breakthrough at the death.

“Dominating play and actually scoring against 10 men is sometimes harder than it is against 11,” he added.

“Forest made it so narrow for us, especially in the centre, so it was very congested in the middle, which made it difficult.

“I ended up getting pushed back into centre midfield and luckily for me I popped up with a late run to put it in the net.

“I think if we had scored the penalty and then converted some of the chances we had after that it would have been a different game.”

Blackpool had to field a makeshift defence because of injuries to Craig Cathcart and Chris Basham and the suspension of Jack Robinson.

But Dobbie thinks the way the side came through it shows their strength.

He said: “Obviously we had Bish at right-back and an makeshift left-back with Bradley going over there, but we got the win at the end and we can look at the league table and be happy.”