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YOUTH: Blackpool match reaction

28 September 2012

Eric Kinder on the 4-1 win

United’s youth boss Eric Kinder spoke to us about the 4-1 win over Blackpool.

“It was important that we got a result because we felt a little bit cheated last week [Port Vale] even though it was our own fault.
“We made one mistake at the back and we had so much of the game but we just couldn’t score. That spoiled a good start to the season. 

“We had to put that right in this one and I thought our second-half performance got us back on track.

“There had been a bit of a bug going round in the youth digs and Kyle Dempsey, to his credit, came out and put 60 minutes in even though he had been in bed for three days. Evan McEvoy had to be sent home, Danny Dixon was sent home from training on Thursday afternoon, Lewis Brass was sent home from training on Friday and two or three of the rest of them had sniffles. But, we managed to get everybody patched up and they did well under the circumstances.

“Jamie Clarey and Greg Peel made a great impact when they came on and that’s what we ask them to do. When we are writing the sheet out and we are giving everybody their individual jobs I put a big line across all of the substitutes and I tell them to make sure they make an impact if they get on. 

“I thought all three did exactly that. Jake Chisholm came on for his first taste of league football with us and he did well. Jamie Clarey is unbelievably quick and the three substitutes worked hard and helped to see us home.

“Blackpool got men behind the ball and they seemed to wait for us to make mistakes. They pounced when we gave the ball away, which we did too often in the first-half, and they tried to counter-attack as much as possible. 

“That was our third home game on the run so we’re on the road now until Christmas. I told the lads to make the most of this game because this is the very, very best it gets at Creighton. It was absolutely gorgeous and the surface was brilliant. That allowed us to keep the ball moving. It’s a fantastic place to play football when the sun is out so we have to enjoy it when it happens. 

“We’re not happy about the five points we’ve dropped so far. We didn’t adapt to the conditions at Fleetwood and we didn’t use the possession we had against Port Vale, That’s a really frustrating one because if we had OPTA stats they’d show it as at least 70-30 in our favour. Like I say, the points we’ve dropped have been our own fault so we need to guard against being complacent as much as we can as we go forward.”

United - Parker, Gwinnutt, Minor, Staunch, Morse (Chisholm 79), Dempsey (Peel 63), Thomson, Berwick (c), Dixon (Clarey 63), Salmon, Brough. Subs - Unused – Brass.

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