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Blackpool result was fair, says Pond

26 November 2017

Nathan Pond thinks that Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Blackpool was a fair result.

Pond returned to the Cod Army side after missing Tuesday’s game with Walsall through injury, and put in a Man of the Match performance against The Seasiders.

Clear-cut chances were limited for both sides in what was a tightly fought Fylde Coast derby.

“Neither team will be disappointed with a draw the way the game panned out,” stated Pond.

“Overall I think they had a couple of chances in the first half, we had a couple in the second half.

“The conditions played a part. It was very windy so it was hard to get out first half as Blackpool were with the wind and we were with it in the second half.”

Pond was at the heart of Town’s defence and played a vital role in keeping a third straight league clean sheet at home.

“To keep three clean sheets at home in a row is a good achievement.

“Coming back off Tuesday night’s result I thought the lads showed great character, morale was a bit down after losing 4-2 and conceding four goals.

“We came in today and kept a clean sheet, gave a good account of ourselves and I thought the lads were superb.”

Over 5,000 were packed into Highbury for the game with Town’s local rivals, with Pond praising the role the fans played.

“It was massive, when we came out for the warm-up the noise was there straight away.

“It was just a good atmosphere, it was good to see Highbury packed.

“With the derby, we want to give it everything we can.

“When it’s a full house we want to give it our all, the lads did that today we just couldn’t get the winning goal.”

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