Supporters were fan-tastic at Plymouth says Blackpool boss

Gary Bowyer
Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer says his Blackpool side thoroughly deserved the 3-1 win at Plymouth which lifted them to fifth in League One and he dedicated the result to the travelling supporters.

Some 115 fans made the long trip to Devon and saw Bowyer’s side take the lead early on through Colin Daniel. Plymouth levelled after half-time but goals from skipper Jimmy Ryan and Nathan Delfouneso secured the win.

Bowyer said: “I thought we were terrific from the start, got the early goal and then played some great football. We had opportunities to extend the that and we should have been a bit more ruthless.

“We forced Plymouth to change their shape and then dealt with the conditions – that were absolutely shocking – ever so well. We got to half-time and we just talked about dealing with their change of shape.”

The manager was quick to heap praise on those who made the round trip of close to 650 miles.

He added: “I’ve been told there was 115 fans here but it sounded like a lot more, and to come down here on a Tuesday night again after they did it last season is a magnificent effort.

“It went into my team talk about their effort and their commitment. I can only applaud them and thank them for their support because it was greatly appreciated.

“The Football League has got to look at organising the fixtures and taking into consideration these football supporters,” added Bowyer, whose side bid to stretch their unbeaten run to seven at home to Oxford on Saturday.