Delfouneso: No margin for errors at Blackpool

Nathan Delfouneso
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Blackpool forward Nathan Delfouneso insists his team must cut out their needless mistakes if they are to turn their draws into wins.

The Seasiders drew 2-2 for the third game running against Barnet on Tuesday night, although this time it was their turn to fight back from two goals down to rescue a point after letting 2-0 leads slip against Crewe and Exeter.

Gary Bowyer’s men have now become League Two’s draw specialists, with 14 to their name and seven in their last 11 games.

Delfouneso, who scored Blackpool’s first against Barnet, is well aware draws aren’t good enough if Pool want to rise up the table.

He said: “We didn’t lose against Barnet, which is the main thing. We showed good character to get it back to 2-2 but I feel we shouldn’t have been in that situation in the first place.

“We’ve had too many draws and we need to start picking up three points. In the previous two games we’d been 2-0 up, so we know the feeling.”

Goals from John Akinde and Charlie Clough either side of half-time had given the Bees a 2-0 lead, with the second coming just two minutes into the second period.

Delfouneso added: “We felt positive coming out after half-time but to concede so early was a bit disappointing. I wasn’t happy.

“But the boys deserve a lot of credit to get back to 2-2. We just need to make sure we cut out these mistakes so we can move forward.

“Barnet came with a game-plan and executed it pretty well but I still think we could have done more.”

Pool picked up a point courtesy of Kyle Vassell’s injury-time goal, the striker coming off the bench to net for the first time since November.

Delfouneso, who now has four goals in his last seven games, said the sight of Vassell back among the goals was most welcome.

“It was a massive relief for Kyle as it’s been a while since he last scored, so that will do his confidence the world of good,” said the 26-year-old.

“You can see how much it meant to him at the end by how he was celebrating, even though I was like: ‘Come on, I’m really happy for you but we need to get back and score again.’

“But it can only be good for the team if he’s firing, especially if others start chipping in with goals.”