Blyth Spartans Reaction - Cherries

Last updated : 30 November 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Speaking after the match, manager Jimmy Quinn is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "When you look at some of the other results, you see that better teams than us have been knocked out. That's the FA Cup. We probably did enough to win but didn't take our chances. Good luck to Blyth. They came here and did a job. They think they've won it, but they haven't. We'll see what comes out of the draw and, if it's Manchester United, it's a carrot for both teams. We had to be patient. The fans just want you to whack it from back to front and put it in the net but it's not that easy. The lads are disappointed but we're still in the draw and it would have been a lot worse if we'd been beaten. Blyth are a cup team because they're not doing so well in the league. They got a bit tired at the end so we've got to use that as motivation to go there and go through and I'm quite sure we're capable of doing that. Apart from a couple of free kicks in the first half, they didn't cause us too many problems. Overall, we deserved to win but you need to put the ball in the back of net and we couldn't. It would be nice to have a cup run but the priority is to stay in this league. The pleasing thing from the past couple of games is that we have kept two clean sheets. Now we need somebody to come out of the pack and score some goals. There's an opportunity for someone here to be a hero for the fans. When you get these chances, you need to stick them in the back of the net and that's what's been missing in the past couple of games. I know the fans are disappointed, but I'm not too disappointed. We stuck to the game-plan and took the game to them in the second half. It's a frustrating game at times and we've just got to keep the lads' heads up".