Ollie satisfied with point
Ian Holloway was pleased with Blackpool's display in the 1-1 draw against 10-man Aston Villa at Bloomfield Road.
Last Updated: 12/02/11 6:47pm
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway was pleased with his side's display in the 1-1 draw against 10-man Aston Villa after halting a run of five straight defeats.
Gabriel Agbonlahor opened the scoring for the visitors after 10 minutes with a wonderful solo effort, but Elliot Grandin equalised four minutes later for the Seasiders.
Jean Makoun was then sent off for a challenge on DJ Campbell and Villa held on for a point.
Holloway told Sky Sports: "I suppose I'll have to be happy (with a point). We had a bit of a nervous opening quarter of an hour.
"It was the first time we looked like that all season and they got an absolute classic counter-attacking goal.
"After that, I thought the lads settled down, got a decent corner, got a good goal and then Elliot Grandin's injury disrupted us a little - but overall, I can't ask for much more.
"We threw everything we had at them and they defended resolutely. Hopefully, we've seen a change of the tide. They broke away in the last minute and they didn't score, which has been happening to us of late."
Holloway was pleased to have stopped the rot and hopes his side can start putting together a run of results which will steer them away from the bottom half of the table.
He said: "Well, you can't say that's six in a row to us, so that will be useful to us to get that off your back.
"It's important for us to dig in and start a new run.
"Last week, we probably played better than we did today and we got nothing but that's football.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the game. We showed fantastic character. Played some great stuff as well, did everything except get the extra two points which we probably just deserved."