Connell Exorcises Ghost

Last updated : 10 November 2009 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Alan Connell Alan, with his fine brace on Saturday to help fire the Cherries in to the FA Cup Second round to face Notts County, has laid to rest the nightmare he had at Saltergate last season, when he missed a penalty.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, the ever popular striker is quoted as saying: "The boys were winding me up a little bit before the game, saying ‘I hope we don’t get a penalty today Al’ and all that sort of thing. But I was delighted to exorcise that ghost, because it was a difficult time last season and that was a bad memory. It was great to score two and I wish I’d got another one, but I’m happy I scored two and we’re through. If I’d have missed those on a hat-trick I would’ve been more disappointed. I was pleased to get in those areas and get good contact on them. I probably should have hit the target with at least one of them, but I’m really pleased with my form and the team at the moment. We’ve got to be pleased we’re in the next round and I think that will give the whole club a boost. If I’d have missed those on a hat-trick I would’ve been more disappointed".
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