Blyth Reaction - Cherries

Last updated : 17 December 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, manager Jimmy Quinn was quoted as saying: "It's the worst I have felt in football, I have to say. We lost Shaun after five minutes, which wasn't great, and then Brett got himself sent off. That had a major impact on the game because although we didn't create too many chances or hit the target, we were the better team and it was only a matter of time. But going down to 10 men made it really difficult and Blyth produced the only pieces of quality in the whole game, the cross and the finish for the goal. We're all very disappointed because it would have been nice to get into the next round, particularly from a financial point of view with the transfer window coming up. We're disappointed for everybody, especially the fans who travelled up here because it's a very long way to come. I was confident we could get a positive result but, to be honest, we didn't produce enough quality to score a goal. The team that scored first was always going to win the game and, unfortunately, it was Blyth. We're going to have to dig deep and regroup. The focus now has got to be on getting points in the league. I've got to try to motivate the players to perform against Bury on Saturday but I need a bit of a lift myself because I feel a bit down at the moment. The only consolation we can take from this is that we can concentrate on the league".

On the sending off, Quinn added: "Brett shouldn't have tackled the guy from behind, that's the bottom line. In this day and age, you can't do that. The referee thought it was dangerous enough to merit a sending off and it cost us. Brett will pay us back and I'm sure he will bounce back. He's as down as anybody I have ever seen".