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Neil McDonald delighted as Blackpool hit Scunthorpe United for five

18 January 2016

Blackpool boss Neil McDonald hailed his side's performance as their best of the season following a 5-0 win over Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

The Seasiders were three up inside 28 minutes at Bloomfield Road thanks to Tom Aldred and a brace from midfielder Brad Potts, and their dominance continued after the interval.

David Norris and Danny Philliskirk added to the scoring in the second half to clinch the club's first win of 2016.

Speaking after the game, McDonald said: "That's definitely the best we've played, attacking-wise and defensively. I thought we looked really solid and it was vitally important that we kept a clean sheet as well.

"We started off with a tempo that Scunthorpe couldn't keep to, and when the chances came along we put them in the back of the net."

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Blackpool hadn't scored five goals in any competition since 25th August 2012 when they defeated Ipswich Town 6-0 at home in the Sky Bet Championship.

The weekend's resounding win lifts the Tangerines out of the relegation places in Sky Bet League 1, while Scunthorpe are now looking for a new manager after parting company with Mark Robins.

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