Holloway hails battling Pool

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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway praised his side's persistence after they came from a goal down to beat Scunthorpe 4-1 and go up to fifth in the Championship table.

The Iron were comfortably the better side for an hour and took the lead through Paul Hayes' 51st-minute opener, before Ian Evatt levelled for the home side. Iron goalkeeper Joe Murphy was then sent off for deliberate handball, with the decision paving the way for Charlie Adam, Ben Burgess and Alex Baptiste to seal a sixth home win of the season for Holloway's men.

And he said: ``The first half was a non-event. Quite frankly it bored me. I did not like it."

He added: ``However, we can't be tip-top all the time. Scunthorpe had a game plan to stop us and are probably the first team to come here with that sort of plan.

``But we did not let our heads go even when we went one down and came back at them with two great strikes.''

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Paul Hayes
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Ben Burgess
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