Date: 8th March 2017 at 3:54pm
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Gary Bowyer has spoken of his delight at Blackpool’s ‘best performance’ of the season after a 3-0 win in Devon against promotion chasing Plymouth.

First half goals from Mark Cullen and Brad Potts had Blackpool in control with the points assured when Jordan Flores added a third in the second half as the win over Morecambe was followed up with another.

Reflecting on the win Bowyer was quoted from his news conference by the Official Website as saying.

‘Without doubt it’s our best performance of the season. Going into the game they’re second in the league and we knew the challenge that lay ahead for us. To a man we were outstanding tonight.’


‘I think we started the game very well, the pitch helped obviously with the style of play we want to play and how we want to play. We made a little bit of a tactical game-plan for Plymouth and it worked for us, especially in the first-half. They then had to change their shape, which is a credit to our lads.’

The cleansheet pleased Bowyer but he went on to admit that he would have been as happy with the win even if that weren’t the case. That cleansheet made it a ‘complete performance’ performance.

Blackpool’s performance at Home Park against title chasing Plymouth has set the standard with Bowyer concluding he wants that reproduced.

‘They can enjoy tonight but we’ve got another difficult game on Saturday and that’s now our standard. That’s what we’ve got to go and produce.’

Cullen has basically echoed Bowyer’s thoughts. He told the Official Website.

‘The lads worked extremely hard from back-to-front and we took our chances when they came along, and we could have had a couple more as well. To be able to put in a performance like that and get a result like that is extremely pleasing. Three goals away from home and a clean sheet to a team that`s near the top of the league doesn`t get much better than that.’

This victory means Blackpool have now beaten all of the top four clubs with the midfielder also keen to build on this.

Cullen finished by admitting to his disappointment at not being involved as much as he would have liked but hopes his goals in the last couple of games have done enough to keep him in the side.

‘That`s what I`m paid to do (score goals). It`s been frustrating for me on a personal level not playing as much as I`ve wanted, but I`ve got my chance in the last two games and scored two goals. I just need to carry on now and keep taking them chances when they come.’

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