Dons restricted to 'virtually nothing' against Blackpool

Sullay Kaikai celebrates his goalSullay Kaikai celebrates his goal
Sullay Kaikai celebrates his goal
Tangerines boss Neil Critchley gives his assessment on the game at Bloomfield Road

Neil Critchley praises his side's defensive performance as Blackpool picked up their second win of the season, beating MK Dons 1-0 on Saturday.

Limiting Dons to just a single shot on target, Blackpool capitalised by netting through Sullay Kaikai with one of only two attempts they had to test keeper Andrew Fisher.

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Critchley was full of praise for Dons, but said his side did enough to warrant victory.

“I thought it was a deserved three points, I thought we were excellent - particularly defensively,” Critchley said.

“They’re an excellent football team. We’ve watched a lot of their games this season and in terms of the way they play and their style of play, they’re the best team I’ve seen.

“They went to Oxford in the week and had 70 per cent of the ball. They had 70 per cent against Portsmouth and they create problems and chances.

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“We restricted them to virtually nothing in the whole game. We had some moments of promise in the first-half, some counter-attacks which we didn’t make the most of in threatening positions.

Martin fumed at his defenders after the game for failing to mark Kaikai in the 66th minute as he fired home the winner, but Critchley praised his returning forward

He added: “It was a moment of quality from Sullay and that’s what he brings to the team. That’s why we were keen to get him back in.“You know when it lands to Sullay inside the penalty area with his technique he can score off both feet.

“It was a nice moment, although there might have been a slight bit of fortune in the way the ball landed to him, but I think we deserved that little bit of fortune.”

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