Brentford Reaction - AFC Bournemouth

Last updated : 07 January 2007 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Manager Kevin Bond was quoted on BBC Radio Solent after the match as saying: "It was edge-of-your-seat stuff for us, it was a bit nail biting in the end. When you keep missing chances, we obviously missed the penalty and what have you, when it's one-nil, it's going to give Brentford a lift. To be honest, at two-nil they would have been dead and buried, in fairness they have had a difficult time of it like we all have and they haven't scored as many goals as they would like and I think at one-nil they were still bang in it. Had we got the second then I think it would have been game over. But we missed chance after chance and the referee missed decision after decision and as a result, the last ten minutes we needed Mossy to make a couple of terrific saves and do really well for us to give us the result. But it was a false situation because the game should have been wrapped up".

On Neil Moss, Bond went on to say: "It's what you are there for and if you are a good goalkeeper like Mossy is, I would expect him to make them. But I understand that they don't always make them and something might spill out but he is a real good goalkeeper. Gareth Stewart is a real good goalkeeper and Stewart is hurting a great deal I know, because of the type of guy he is, because he is not playing. Because in fairness to him he didn't do anything wrong to get out of the side, he just lacked that height and that was really why I put Mossy back in".

And on Eddie Howe: "I thought he played really well, I thought both centre-halves played really well, I thought the back four played really well. I thought their front two looked bright, little Kuffour looked really bright, a constant threat and it wasn't an easy situation. We had Shaun Cooper injured in the warm-up - a reoccurrence of a hamstring injury. So we decided to put Marc Wilson in there at left back and I thought he did fantastic considering he has just joined the club yesterday and a position that he has not really played before, I thought he did extremely well".

Anderton was also interviewed on BBC Radio Solent after the match, here is what he had to say: "It was a tough game, conditions weren't ideal obviously and it was very difficult. I thought we started off really well. I don't know how it wasn't a penalty early doors but then Eddie had a great chance and the keeper pulled off a miraculous save so we started in the right vein but they slowly came back into the game. We kept plugging away and got the result that we deserved. It was an awful game to play in at times. The conditions were not good, not only was it very wet and the pitch saw balls skidding off here, there and everywhere, it was the wind that was causing the problems and made it very difficult to get the ball down and play".