BLACKPOOL boss Simon Grayson felt his side were rewarded for dominating the first half at Roots Hall.

The Tangerines scored three times inside the opening 37 minutes to make it back-to-back wins at the start of the season.

And Grayson was pleased with the performance.

“I thought the players played really well again,” Grayson told the Blackpool Gazette.

“We dominated the first half and we were really ruthless when opportunities came our way.

“The wind was always going to cause some problems but you have to make sure you utilise that situation.

“We wanted balls in the box, we wanted people in and around it to put pressure on the goalkeeper from set pieces and at 3-0 at half-time we’re in a good position.

“We had chances for a fourth and that would have made sure because you never know what can happen.”

Blackpool saw out the game with 10 men after James Husband was red carded for a poor challenge on Elvis Bwomono on the hour mark.

And Grayson had no complaints about the decision.

“I think regardless of whether it’s the right decision or not, James shouldn’t make the challenge,” said Grayson.

“We’re 3-0 up, we’re cruising and it looks like we’re going to go on and get a fourth.

“But it gives them a little bit of a lift and impetus to get back in the game.

“Fortunately, we weathered the storm but I think James will learn from this lesson because he knows he shouldn’t have made that challenge. He probably didn’t give the officials too much of a choice.”