Fleetwood Town first team coach Clint Hill has given his reaction to Friday's 1-1 draw with Peterborough United at Highbury.
Ash Hunter’s 95th minute equaliser secured a deserved point for the Cod Army, who were unlucky to not have a penalty in the first half when Lewie Coyle was felled in the area.
Alex Cairns kept the scores level in the first-half when he pulled off a great save to deny Marcus Maddison from the penalty spot.
The visitors got the first goal of the game in the 64th minute, with Maddison hitting home at the back post, after Jason Naismith’s cross fell into his path. However, Hunter’s late strike saw the points shared.
See below the key quotes from Clint’s press conference…
On the performance…
“It’s a fantastic point here; we pushed right until the end as you can see with the lads. They’ve hit the post a couple of times, but I thought we should have had a penalty in the first half.
“I thought the response from the lads, going one-nil down, pushing right to the end, the desire to go and get the point in the end. It feels like a win, it’s all positive at the moment.”
On the focus shown by the team throughout the week…
“As you can see from the lad’s fighting spirit, they are all together, they gave us everything, 100% like they do all season.
“To get a point against a very good team, pushing for the play-offs, is a positive for the lads, so it’s all positive at the moment.”
On the comparison between this and last season…
“I think we are level on points with what we were last season.
“The lads have given 110% every game, as you can see from today. There’s been a big culture change in the background and all we ever ask from the lads, is to keep going and give everything they’ve got. For large parts of the season that’s what they have given us and that’s all we can ask for.
“So, we are very happy. In terms of how the season has gone, could we have done better? Possibly, but I think k that if you ask many teams throughout the season, there would be loads who think we should be three or four points better.
“So it’s good positive stuff, can we do better? Of course we can and next season we will.”
On the Blackpool game…
“Just perform like we did today. We have a chance to make history. If we can go there and beat them, then I think that will be the first time in the club’s history, so it’s a big incentive for our boys.”