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Cook: "We controlled the game for long periods"

22 March 2015

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Paul Cook saw his side dominate the match but lose at Peterborough United on Saturday, and lamented the loss after the match.

Michael Bostwick's first half strike for the Posh ultimately divided the sides, and though the hosts had Ricardo Santos dismissed with 30 minutes to go and faced numerous Spireites chances they held on for the points.

"I'm just disappointed," said Cook. "The supporters travelled, they were off to our left in great numbers. We played really well at the start of the game, we were on the front foot.

"Unfortunately we succumbed and that's the disappointing thing, that sometimes we can play really well in games but lose - but I think our supporters can travel home today in great heart.

"We controlled the game for long periods, we probably just lacked that final bit of quality. Roberts and one or two others have had chances but the'keeper's made a couple of oustanding saves."

In spite of the final result Cook believes that it's important to have faith in his side's positive approach to matches and isn't willing to point fingers for individual mistakes.

"It was a poor goal for us to concede," said Cook. "But I'll never get involved with criticizing our players. We've got our achilles heels, our supporters know that, I know that and you know that - but one thing we'll never do at our club is criticize players.

"As a visiting team to dominate a game like that, you've got to score. Unfortunately when you're a passing team that will always happen against you - but you've got to have a belief in what you're doing.

"Great credit to Peterborough, they worked hard today. When you've lost a game I always think you should show some manners and say 'well done'."

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