Thompson delight at late comeback

24 January 2010 01:11
Following a superb display by England under-21 keeper Scott Loach in the Watford goal, Blackpool found themselves 2-1 down in the late stages despite dominating the match.[LNB]But two late strikes saw them take all three points and move into sixth place in the Championship and into the play-off positions.[LNB]Thompson said: "Better late than never. We thought it was going to be one of those games today.[LNB]"Their keeper has made some great saves but we as a team never give up. We've played well in our past few home games and not got what we've deserved but we're not just a team here - we're a squad and we keep everyone involved.[LNB]"It was end to end stuff in the dying stages and thankfully we got the break that we deserved."[LNB]The Hornets were kept in the game by their in-form keeper who pulled off four quality saves in the first half.[LNB]He was furious though when Blackpool eventually took the lead - Neil Eardley crossed into a packed area and Blackpool's leading goal scorer Charlie Adam slotted home from close range after 17 minutes. The goal stood despite Loach's complaints that he had been impeded.[LNB]Blackpool however failed to take advantage of their domination. Adam's cheeky attempt from halfway flew just wide and his athletic volley on 30 minutes went over the bar.[LNB]Keith Southern saw two efforts deflected wide and Adam and Eardley both wasted free kicks that ballooned over the bar.[LNB]Watford struggled to get into the match and only had two attempts at goal in the first half - but the second brought them an equaliser 10 minutes after falling behind thanks to some calamitous Blackpool defending.[LNB]Heidar Helguson, on loan from QPR for his second spell with Watford, fought his way to the byline and squared for England's under-19 midfielder Henri Lansbury to fire home despite being stood in the middle of four Blackpool defenders.[LNB]The Seasiders put the visitors under pressure again in the second half but fell behind to a well-worked goal. Tom Cleverley, on loan from Manchester United, shot past Pool keeper Paul Rachubka after a smart one-two for an undeserved lead with 11 minutes remaining.[LNB]Blackpool pressed for an equaliser but had to wait until the 88th minute when veteran midfielder Keith Southern finally beat Loach.[LNB]The home side then threw everything forward and in the 91st minute Brett Ormerod grabbed the winner.[LNB]Watford manager Malky Mackay said: "I'm bitterly disappointed as I thought we'd edged our way back into the game.[LNB]"Our keeper is an England player and did what he's been doing all season."[LNB][LNB][LNB]

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