Sizzling start before team talk changed.
Byline: Doug Thomson Football Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRIS POWELL reflected on a sizzling first half hour, a hastily altered half-time team talk and a third win in four Championship games as he set his sights on another three-point haul at home to Brighton tomorrow.
His side are up to 17th, five points behind the play-off places and five above the relegation zone, after a hectic home clash with Blackpool.
A first Town goal from on-loan Wigan Athletic striker Grant Holt and a Harry Bunn brace put the home team three up inside 16 minutes.
But Blackpool threatened a dramatic fightback when skipper Tony McMahon and Donervon Daniels scored late in the opening period.
It took Jacob Butterfield's 60thminute strike on his 100th career start to make sure of the win.
"I really enjoyed the first 30 minutes, as I'm sure every Town fan will have done," said Powell.
"We were outstanding, absolutely breathtaking at times, with great movement and passing.
"But then we let them back into it. My team talk at half-time was going to be about not being complacent.
"But we switched off before halftime and we need to eradicate that. "We had put them to the sword. When you are doing that, you don't let up. We saw in the Premier League that a team lost by eight (Sunderland at Southampton). Really good teams keep going, and we have to do that.
"We have a goal difference (minus six) to make up and we had a chance to do that to a greater degree than we did."
Powell continued: "I credit the players for sticking at it in the second half knowing Blackpool had their tails up. We showed good game management, then Jacob came up with a great goal to clinch it."
Powell left out six-goal top scorer Nahki Wells, just as he did when Town won 3-1 at Wolves earlier this month.
He also handed a first outing of the season as a substitute to fit-again Martin Paterson.
Town's former Blackpool loanee Jack Robinson (above). Top: Chris Powell congratulates Sean Scannell |
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Oct 20, 2014|
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