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21 October 2017

iFollow Latics caught up with David Perkins after THAT moment as Latics beat Blackpool 3-1 at Bloomfield Road.

David Perkins caused wild scenes in the away end at Bloomfield Road this afternoon after he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Blackpool.

The midfielder came on for Ivan Toney in the second half and finished coolly in the box as he beat Ryan Allsop to extend the lead and make sure of victory.

Kyle Vassell had scored early for the hosts, but a Chey Dunkley double either side of half time had put Latics ahead on the Fylde Coast.

Speaking to iFollow Latics after the game, he said: “It was a bad pass by one of their lads and then Michael Jacobs slid me through and to be honest I didn’t know what to do! I just slid it past the keeper and luckily the deflection beat him and I was made up.”

Over 2,000 Latics fans made the trip to Bloomfield Road to see Paul Cook’s men extend their unbeaten run, and Perkins praised them for their superb support.

“They were different level today and it was just brilliant when the lads came over to celebrate too. Our fans were unbelievable and I was made up to score in front of them. It was a great day out for us as a club and for the fans.

“It was a great afternoon’s work and a great three points. It’s been a good week for us and we just keep on going now. We look forward to the next two games at home after picking up four points from two tough away games this week.”

The former Blackpool man added that he was impressed with the way goalscorer Dunkley responded to the disappointment of conceding the first goal, and also paid tribute to the substitutes for their impact in games over recent weeks.

“I thought Chey was brilliant in the way he reacted because a lot of people would have chucked the towel in and hid away a bit. His second goal especially was a great finish.

“The gaffer told me to just go on get in their faces. All the substitutes are doing well when they’re coming on and are all chomping at the bit to play.”

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