Chesterfield Reaction (Updated)

Last updated : 30 January 2006 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Speaking on BBC Radio Solent after the match, assistant manager Richard O'Kelly was quoted as saying: "We're very disappointed. I think the first half performance alone would probably merit a win on another day. The chances we created, the passing and the movement, the brightness of the players was I thought exceptional. To go in 1-0 down at half time was a bit of a blow but the players went out second half, worked at it, kept plugging away and got our just rewards I thought. And then probably the only time in the second half that they got near our goal apart from the end when we were throwing everyone forward, they manufactured a winner. The most difficult thing in football is to create chances and we have done that today and you want to stick them away obviously. But it wasn't our strikers' days today. So what you do is keep creating chances and hopefully they'll convert to goals".

For Chesterfield, veteram striker Wayne Allison was quoted on BBCi as saying: "We're not talking about the play-offs - we're just trying to accumulate as many points as we can, and see where that takes us. We might have been fortunate to go in 1-0 up at half-time, but you have to take your chances to win the game. We hung in there, and it was a superb strike by Jamie O'Hara to win it. He's only been here two weeks, but you can tell he's a quality player. He's been sent to us to get some experience, which will stand him in great stead. If everyone's chipping in with goals and your strikers get into double figures, you'll be up there".

Highlighting the lack of invention from the Cherries, Spirites boss, Roy McFarland was quoted as saying that: "We knew Bournemouth would have no change of dimension as they didn't have Steve Fletcher, who was injured. We know he's a threat in the air, but pleasingly for us, they didn't have that alternative".