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Blackpool boss Neil McDonald happy with a point against Colchester United

10 August 2015

Neil McDonald was happy to take a point from Blackpool's game at Colchester United, despite his side twice taking the lead in the Sky Bet League 1 clash.

Mark Cullen scored a debut goal in the 18th minute only for an Alex Gilbey stunner to pull the hosts level just four minutes later.

Striker Cullen added a second in first-half injury-time but Darren Ambrose netted the U's leveller which meant the spoils were shared.

But Seasiders boss McDonald was content with a point.

“It was a really tough game for us, we created a fair few chances in the first half and really should have been in the lead by more,” he told the club's official website.

“They hit a wonder strike into the top corner which put them back into the game and we then scored just before half-time so I was pleased with that.

“In the second half they played the ball forward quickly and won the knock-downs more than what we did, so that was the disappointing thing for me. They got the goal and I think they probably deserved the draw. I’m happy with the point.”

McDonald also revealed his delight with two-goal Cullen, who joined the club in the summer from Sky Bet League 2 Luton Town.

“He’s a goalscorer and he’s scored all the way through pre-season. I thought he took his goals just like a poacher, with the first one especially which was a tap-in.

“The second one he pulled off into space, took people on and put the ball into the back of the net. I hope he can do more of that.”

Read more: Sky Bet League 1 - Match Round 1 review

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