Terry McPhillips bemoans Blackpool's bad luck after home defeat against Peterborough United

Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips
Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips

Terry McPhillips bemoaned Blackpool's misfortune with the officials after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at home to play-off chasing Peterborough United.

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Marcus Maddison's goal two minutes before the break split the two sides as Blackpool slipped to a disappointing defeat at Bloomfield Road that all-but ends their own top-six hopes.

However McPhillips believes there was a clear handball in the lead-up to the decisive strike, which referee Peter Wright and his officials failed to spot.

The Pool boss said: “The first goal is massive, isn’t it?

“It was a difficult pitch to play on but I thought it was handball in the lead-up to their goal, so we’re not getting any luck that’s for sure.

“I thought the fourth official has got to join in, but he didn’t. I never heard him anyway.

“We can all see it, it was clear. We had a perfect view of it. It’s not just hit his hand, he’s controlled it and that started the move.

“Could we have defended the move a bit better? Yes. But there was also a big bobble in there and that’s hard to account for, but I certainly don’t think the referee does us any favours.

“It was a scrappy game and we’re just disappointed we haven’t won at Bloomfield Road again.

“There wasn’t much in it but we changed the shape in the second half and I thought we looked better and threatened a little bit without creating a great chance.

“I don’t think there was much in it. It was two teams close to each other in the league and that’s a great win for them but we’re really disappointed.

“We still put them under pressure and you always fancy us for a late goal, because we always threaten it. But I don’t suppose you’re going to do that every game."