Date: 13th February 2017 at 1:15pm
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Blackpool went into the game with promotion chasing Carlisle unbeaten in four – all had been drawn – with an impressive 4-1 win at Brunton Park secured.

Gary Bowyer said Blackpool went into this game in confidence with him branding it a wonderful team display. Speaking post-match the boss told the Official Website.

‘We came into the game with a lot of confidence, on the back of being four unbeaten as well, and put on a wonderful display today. It’s wrong of me to single anybody out because it was a massive team performance. I was pleased with the manner that we won, the way that we played.’

Looking at the first half performance – with goals from Brad Potts and Jordan Flores having us in control – Bowyer added.

‘First-half we weren’t counter attacking, we were dominant with how we went about it with the ball. Carlisle then make two changes at half-time, which is a reflection of how we were first-half. We then picked them off at the right times and that was pleasing.’

The loss of Neil Danns to a hamstring injury – Bowyers said this was the first the 34 year old has suffered in his long career – was a blow. Potts was also forced off but this was due to cramp. This setback to recent signing Danns highlighted Pools haven’t had a lot of luck with injuries of late.

Completing the goalscoring at Carlisle late in the second half were Sanmi Odelusi and striker Nathan Delfouneso. Having returned to Bloomfield Road recently Delfouneso was use in midfielder.

Explaining this moved Bowyer said.

‘We had to play him there the other week in a practice match so we knew that we had something up our sleeve. It does leave us a bit bare there but you’ve seen today that he’s more than capable of doing it. I was delighted for him and with his goal at the end.’

Having extended the unbeaten run with a much needed win Bowyer finished by saying he’s looking for Blackpool to now build up some momentum.

‘We’ve got some momentum going and we’ve got a good mentality going. We need to make sure that we continue that.’

Next up as we aim to do this will be the game at another promotion chasing side Portsmouth with Pools travelling to Fratton Park on Tuesday.

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