Notts County Reaction - Cherries

Last updated : 29 November 2009 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Manager Eddie Howe was disappointed with the manner of the defeat against Notts County, which saw the Cherries fail to reach the Third Round of the FA Cup for the 5th year in succession.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Eddie Howe was quoted as saying: "In the first half I thought we were excellent. Without really creating too many chances, I thought we controlled the game. We started the second half, conceded two poor goals from our point of view and, of course, the heavens opened and the last half an hour was a write-off. It was a lottery at the end. In the last half an hour you couldn’t run with the ball or do anything with it. I don’t think there was a lot wrong with how we played but they were just really disappointing goals from our point of view. To win games, you can’t give teams goals. Everyone knows how much we wanted to get through, not only for the financial rewards although that was a big incentive for us. Everybody at the club would have loved to have seen us get a good third-round draw. It was more for the players who wanted to continue the good run we’ve been on and get in the hat because it’s a great competition".