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Football League One | 10th September 2011
ATT: 4989 | REF: Deadman | HALF-TIME: 0-1
33 mins | ALEX MENDY | Chesterfield | 0-1
Shuan Cooper failed to deal with a Leon Clarke cross which reached beyond the back post for Alex Mendy to head home completely unopposed.
59 mins | CRAIG WESTCARR | Chesterfield | 0-2
A ball into Westcarr on the edge of the box left Barrett flat-footed, failing to close him down. A neat, powerful shot into the far corner left Flahavan with little chance.
71 mins | LEON CLARKE | Chesterfield | 0-3
A ball out to the edge of the box looked to be harmlessly, and softly, hit towards the goalkeeper. Cooper failed to deal with the ball and Clarke nipped in unseen to tap home for an easy goal
AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM
GOAL: D Flahavan
DEFENCE: S Purches | A Barrett | S Cooper | S Malone
MIDFIELD: N Bryne | S MacDonald | H Arter | M Pugh
UP FRONT: W Thomas | R Doble
ON THE BENCH: Jalal, Cummings, Molesley, Stockley, Fletcher
CHANGES: 58 Molesley> MacDonald 66 Fletcher>Bryner, Stockley> Doble
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
LEE BRADBURY gives his reaction:
“Even though we conceded it’s probably the best we’ve played all season. We had the best chances but didn’t defend well – you’ve got to be more ruthless at both ends.
“On another day we could have won this 5-3 but we didn’t take our chances and that’s been the story of our season so far.”
“We had the best chances but didn’t defend well”
CHESTERFIELD manager John Sheridan:
“When you keep a clean sheet, it always give you an opportunity to win a game. We get the second goal and it ends the game. I was very comfortable once the second goal went in.”
“Even when you win 3-0, I’m one of those people that looks at things and see what we can do better.”
THE TFTSE VIEW
Let’s start with the scoreline, it was very hard to see how Chesterfield won by three clear goals, it certainly wasn’t a true reflection of the game. Admittedly, we didn’t create many clear cut goalscoring opportunities but neither did the opposition. Marc Pugh had what looked like a certain goal tipped onto the post/crossbar and another shot was blocked on the line, it was just one of those days. However, poor defending cost again. Better organisation at the back is crucial and a perfect example was the third goal, not quite sure was going on there.
The addition of Wes Thomas to our severely limited striking options was a definite plus, and if he can get anywhere near the 18 goals he scored last season he will prove to be a great asset to the squad. Poor result, decent performance, three points at Orient please.