Massive win was no shock for Blackpool’s Cullen

Mark Cullen
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Mark Cullen believes no- one should be surprised by Blackpool’s stunning victory at Plymouth Argyle – but insists it won’t mean anything if they don’t follow it up.

The striker helped the Seasiders to secure back-to-back League Two wins for the first time since November by bagging the opener in Tuesday’s impressive 3-0 win at Home Park.

Argyle are in second place but were put to the sword via a ruthless display from Gary Bowyer’s men.

Cullen said: “It doesn’t get much better than that: scoring three goals away from home and keeping a clean sheet against a team that’s near the top of the league.

“The lads worked extremely hard from back to front and we took our chances when they came along, and even then we could have had a couple more.

“But to put in a performance like that and get a result like that is extremely pleasing. We stopped them. We knew what their threats were and we stopped them brilliantly.

“It was probably some of the best counter-attacking we’ve done all season – and that’s saying something.”

Cullen’s goal was his second in successive games, having also found the net in Saturday’s 3-1 home win over Morecambe.

Those two wins have lifted Pool five places to 10th and they face another crunch game on Saturday away to Wycombe Wanderers – a side only below them on goal difference.

Cullen admitted Pool are at their best when playing against the league’s better sides.

When asked if it was a surprising result, Cullen replied: “No, not really.

“We’ve shown throughout the season that we can get good results against the top teams and obviously to score three goals away from home against a team at the top is unheard of. But we’ve managed to do it and now we’ve got to build on it.”