Grayson happy with late win
Blackpool boss Simon Grayson believes his team deserved the three points with a 1-0 win over Barnsley.
By Hayley Paterson
Last Updated: 13/09/08 7:49pm
Blackpool boss Simon Grayson believes his team deserved the three points with a 1-0 win over Barnsley in the Championship.
An impressive late goal from Steve Kabba gave the Tangerines a 1-0 victory as the game looked destined to end in stalemate.
But the on-loan Watford striker Kabba took matters into his own hands with four minutes remaining and fired home.
"We knew Barnsley would give us a tough battle and it needed a great strike to win the game," Grayson said.
"We had already had two goalbound efforts cleared off the line by Barnsley headers."
Blackpool made a double substitution on the hour, replacing Martin Jorgensen and David Fox with David Vaughan and Keith Southern which Grayson feels was the turning point in a battling match.
"The two subs I brought on into midfield gave us some more zip and creativity just when it mattered.
"It is going to be a long hard battle but we are playing with self-belief and we are playing some good football as well."
Goalscorer Kabba added: "That is only my third game of the season and I am getting fitter and stronger all the time.
"I knew when I let fly it was a good touch and it was a great relief to see it in the back of the net as we had only scored from the penalty spot up to that moment.
"My career ebbed away at Watford and I want to put it back on track."
However Barnsley boss Simon Davey was disappointed and believes the Yorkshire side at least deserved a point after dominating long periods of the game.
"My team were worth at least a point," he said.
"We had soaked up a lot of pressure and then come back at them strongly and at times were controlling the game."
On a positive note he added: "I was happy with the debut of Hugo Colace. He fitted in well and could be an important figure in the games ahead."