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Moore praises second-half performance

25 November 2020

Darren Moore lauded his side's second half performance after coming from two goals down to secure three points against Blackpool.

Rovers went into half-time 2-0 down but two goals within 10 minutes of the second half getting underway from Cameron John and Reece James, followed by a cool penalty from Ben Whiteman, ensured a complete turnaround for Moore’s side who came out 3-2 victors.  

He said: “The character, desire, togetherness and the ability to stand up and be counted were all in abundance for those 45 minutes in the second-half.

“We didn’t want to start the way that we did. We needed some urgency to our play in the second-half, which is what we got. 

“Taylor Richards came on and did really well but at the same time the big thing which changed for us was that we upped our urgency in the game.” 

The Rovers boss was full of praise for the opposition who had won four of their last five matches coming into the game.  

He added: “In this game you’re never going to win the game pretty or playing the perfect style. There are different ways to win games. This season so far the team has shown that they can win games in different ways and I am delighted about that because they will take a lot of confidence from it. 

“Neil Critchley’s put a really good side together and I have to give them a lot of credit. He’s really put his own stamp on his team and I think they’ll do well this season which makes our win over them more impressive.  

“Throughout the game we still had to maintain our focus off the ball because with Yates, Madine, Hamilton, Kaikai, they possess a real goal threat. They’ve shown this season they can score goals and they will score goals because of the individual brilliance that they have.” 

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