Date: 11th October 2016 at 2:59pm
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Gary Bowyer couldn’t be happier with the determination and endeavour show by Blackpool with the late leveller from Andy Taylor reward or the fact Pools didn’t give up against Cambridge.

That goal gained a point in a one-all draw with Bowyer telling the Official Website falling behind after such a ‘terrific’ start was disappointing but it was a ‘wonder goal.’

‘We started terrifically well in the first-half – their goalkeeper has made two very good saves from Kyle Vassell – and then we find ourselves a goal down from a wonder goal, a fantastic strike from the lad.’

With the reward coming, adding.

‘But we didn’t feel sorry for ourselves, we got a penalty and that’s just where we’re at, we missed the penalty but we kept going and going and kept believing in each other. Then it was a wonderful free-kick from Andy Taylor for ourselves.’

He went onto add we’re not getting the luck in front of goals with Kelvin Mellor hitting the crossbar but in not giving up that goal eventually came.

‘I can’t praise the players character and spirit enough because we’re not getting the rub of the green and they know that, but they’re still staying in there and that’s a big trait to have.’

The Dean Lyness injury wasn’t so good though with Bowyer concerned about the ‘keeper, who has been filling in for Sam Slocombe as it was.

Lyness’ withdrawal saw Myles Boney handed his League 2 debut, with the boss finishing by praising his performance for the final 20-minutes or so.

‘It’s not good, I’m afraid. Dean’s off to A&E as we speak so fingers crossed for him.
I thought Myles was brilliant when he came on, he looked assured and his kicking was good. That’s from the confidence that he’s had playing in the EFL Trophy, and he’d have had another game if it wasn’t for the rules.’

This wasn’t a match that Taylor thought we would get anything from but the belief something would be gained never stopped.

A point was the lead the defender thought we deserved, himself telling the Official Website.

‘It wasn`t what we deserved because I think we deserved more but at least we didn`t come away with a defeat, which would have been unthinkable. On the plus side we showed good character and good spirit to keep going when it wasn`t quite happening and it shows what a good group we`ve got.’

Bowyer handed the captains armband to Taylor with him filling in for Danny Pugh.

His first-goal for Blackpool since his arrival from Walsall was something he was of course happy about on a personal level with his finish into the top corner to earn a point the thing he was most happy about.

‘I knew it was very late on and I thought I`d whip it far ‘stantch` because the ‘keeper sometimes takes a step the other way and fortunately it went right into the top corner. I was personally delighted to get my first goal, but the main thing is the team got a goal.’

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