Jacobs’ kick in teeth after fantastic goal

Blackpool's Michael Jacobs celebrates scoring his team's goal
Blackpool's Michael Jacobs celebrates scoring his team's goal
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Michael Jacobs was delighted to score his first Blackpool goal but described the 1-1 draw at Bolton as “a kick in the teeth”.

The winger, on loan from Wolves until the end of the season, met a superb ball from Jamie O’Hara to fire Pool ahead only for Eidur Gudjohnsen to deny Pool the win with the last kick of the game.

It was Jacob’s first goal of the season on his fourth appearance for Pool and the 23-year-old was clearly thrilled with his strike – but he had one regret.

“It’s just a shame it wasn’t the winner. I have been due a goal,” said Jacob of his first strike since the final day of last season.

“It was a great ball from Jamie. It sat up nicely for me to take it on my chest and I managed to squeeze it in at the front post.

“I thought I was quite composed. I thought the keeper would come but he didn’t and it was nice to see it go in.

“It was good to score and it set us off for a nice performance.”

The draw did little to help Blackpool’s plight at the bottom of the table, although it did at least lift spirits around Bloomfield Road.

And Jacobs thought the side deserved more from the game.

He said: “It was great to score but it was a shame we couldn’t hold on as I thought we played really well.

“I think we’ve looked a decent team in the last couple of performances, we’ve took the game to Bolton on Saturday.

“It was a real kick in the teeth to concede so late.

“The performance was good. We probably just didn’t see the game out as well as we should have.

“I had a couple of other chances and we missed a good chance near the end.

“With Bolton’s quality we always knew they’d take a chance if we gave it them, but we had chances of our own. It’s a shame we didn’t hold on.”