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Elphick: We put on another great display

AFC Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick was disappointed that the Cherries failed to make it three consecutive victories against Ipswich Town.

Following on from the back to back victories over Sheffield Wednesday and Yeovil, the Cherries hosted in form Ipswich at Dean Court.

The Cherries had their chances during an open first half, with the Ipswich 'keeper putting his name down as a man of the match contender.

The sides came in level at half time, only for Daryl Murphy to open the scoring for Ipswich tucking home a cross at the far post.

But Eddie Howe's substitutions breathed fresh air into the Cherries squad and the home side dominated the final third of the match, with substitute Brett Pitman scoring a well deserved equaliser.

Elphick told the Daily Echo...

"We were disappointed not to take all three points but there were a lot of positives. When you see the opposition high-fiving each other at the final whistle because they think they have had a good day, you have to give us a lot of credit.

"We put on another great display and the tempo after playing three days ago was frightening. Credit has to go to the physios, fitness coaches and sports scientists who have prepared us for this period.

"We were fresh and could have been two or three up at half-time. We had some great chances but, when you don`t take them, you are always going to leave yourself vulnerable with players like David McGoldrick, Frank Nouble and Daryl Murphy.

"We were unfortunate to go behind and it was a bit of a sucker-punch because we felt we were on top. It was another learning curve. A few weeks ago, we might not have got back into the game but we did today and nearly stole the points at the end."


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Date:Monday December 30 2013

Time: 9:07AM

 

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