“We had some young players out there tonight and it will be a good lesson for them, a lesson in reality. We came here to give it a go but we weren’t good enough,
“We didn’t create many chances and it was a bit too much for us but don’t take anything away from
Stan was more than happy to be going through to Round Four and said after the game,
"We had numerous chances and we made hard work of it really until we got the second goal and it's always a bit edgy when it's 1-0 because you never know what could happen. I think we tried to walk the ball in on a few occasions when we maybe could have taken our chances.
"We were off the pace with our tempo of the game and weren't our normal selves and we have played better and lost. The main thing though is that we are in the fourth round and with those goals going in I felt as though it showed our superiority.
"I think it was a fair reflection on the overall game because we created loads and loads of chances, and I'm happy we're through.”
He went on to talk about the importance of a good cup run,
"Money's tight and the Cup is an all-pay circumstance. In the Worthington Cup we played Blackpool, which was a decent game because it was a derby, we got through that and went to Huddersfield, they took us to extra time and we managed to get through that.
"The reward for that was Spurs at home then
Blake leads rampant
Peter Gardner (Daily Telegraph)
The home side led from the 24th minute through a stunning Ian Moore strike but then swamped
Burnley, who had established a two-goal lead at Blundell Park, again dominated the opening period and were unfortunate not to have more than the one goal to show for their efforts.
The home side gained control from the outset with their midfield authority constantly pressurising
Indeed, so outplayed were the visitors that they had just one genuine effort to show for their endeavours in the first 45 minutes.
Splendid approach play by Dean West provided Ian Moore with sufficient ammunition to again test the visitors, although the shot from the right was behind.
It was his sixth goal of the season and gave
Alan Moore shot marginally wide and his namesake, Ian, shot over before
Darren Mansaram, scorer of one of the Town goals in the 2-2 first encounter, pierced the home defence only for David Soames to finish with a poor attempt over the bar.
There was no respite for
On the hour the visitors responded with only their second positive effort of the entire game, a poor drive by Terry Cooke that was wide.