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Keith Hill Pleased With Away Performance At Blackpool

27 September 2017

Rochdale became the first team this season to take points off Blackpool in the league at Bloomfield Road, after securing a point from a goalless draw there on Tuesday night.

The Seasiders had won all four of their previous home games, scoring seven goals in the process.

The draw marked Dale’s third successive clean sheet and sixth in all competitions so far during the 2017-18 campaign.  

Speaking after the match, Hill commented: “I thought it was a good game – it was a battle of wits.

“We know the way Blackpool play and we have to be forgiven for the way they played through us at times, but as the game wore on, the better we became at pressing and winning the ball back.

“I’m pleased because it’s a really good away performance. Some of our decision making away from home has been dire so I picked a side that I thought represented our opportunity to get something here and I believe it worked. I believe on another day that we take three points, but equally so, it’s a game that we could have lost as well.

“I thought Blackpool were excellent and even if we had lost tonight, I still would have been really encouraged with our performance away from home.

“We’ve missed fired away from home and have had half a performance because of stupid mistakes, but tonight represented the way we do things a lot better.”

Late in the game, a superb save from Ryan Allsop denied a wonderful curling effort from Ian Henderson, which looked destined for the top corner of the net.

“I thought it was a superb move and I’m expecting it to go in. But it was a great save from a very good goalkeeper. I’ve got a lot of respect for the way that Gary [Bowyer, Blackpool Manager] does things and we were brave today with the way pressed.

“I know teams have come here and allowed Blackpool to build. We didn’t want to do that and I think that’s why we’ve picked up a positive point.

“That’s three clean sheets on the bounce now so I’m pleased looking forward.

“I’m looking forward to the trip to AFC Wimbledon, especially after the type of performance, commitment and courage we've put in tonight.”

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