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Madden: We're buzzing to make history for this club

28 October 2018

Paddy Madden says the Fleetwood Town staff and players are ‘buzzing’ after creating history, following Saturday’s victory over Blackpool.

Madden came off the bench to score what proved to be the match-winner in a thrilling 3-2 win over the Seasiders at Highbury. 

Wes Burns scored a stunning goal to put Town into the lead, before Ross Wallace fired one in from distance make it 2-0.

Blackpool pulled one back through Jordan Thompson, before Madden met the end of Ashley Hunter’s cross to make it 3-1 to Town just before the hour.

Nathan Delfouneso scored Blackpool’s second, but Town held on to claim their first ever win over their rivals in sublime fashion.

Read what Madden had to say in his post-match interview below…

On an historic win for Town…

“All the boys, gaffer and staff are buzzing in there, we all made history today as the first Fleetwood side to beat Blackpool. We’re all happy to get three points on the board and we go again.

“It’s great for everyone involved: the chairman, the staff, the players and most importantly the fans. The fans can have a little bit of a brag tonight if they have Blackpool friends – it’s nice to have a positive result.”

On a stunning winner…

“It’s a great pick out by Ash – he’s got his head up well, I thought he was going to play it in a bit earlier but he’s showed good composure to wait for me to get into the box and he’s picked me out brilliantly to slot in.

“Obviously I was disappointed not to start ­– but I’ve had a tight hamstring now for two weeks now so the gaffer said he probably doesn't want to risk it. He said go on and get yourself up and down and try and get yourself a goal. Thankfully I did.”

On the wonderful Town support… 

“They were brilliant ­– the atmosphere around the place building up to the game and in the stadium itself draws top credit to them again. It makes it a great atmosphere for us players to play in.”

On Wes Burns’ wonder strike…

“It’s brilliant from Wes. We know he has that quality – he’s shown great composure, he’s chopped the guy twice and it’s a brilliant finish.

“Wes deserves that - he works hard on his game. He’s a nice, humble lad and I’m buzzing that he’s finally getting his rewards.”

On Town’s resilience at the back…

“It was brilliant from the boys to see it out. Obviously you’re going to get that in League One, and on a tight pitch like us. Teams are going to push forward and try to get into the box as quick as they can, so were always going to have tight games on this pitch, and luckily we have seen it out.

“We’re all happy in the dressing room but we won’t get too carried away. We’re excited because we have made history. We’ll enjoy it tonight and put it to bed then go again at Gillingham.”


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