Cherries: Accy agony can be spur says Tindall

16 October 2009 07:00
JASON Tindall wants Cherries to relive the nightmare of their Accrington Stanley carve up as they bid to exorcise the ghost on their return to Lancashire.

Tindall looked on from the dugout as Cherries crashed to a 3-0 defeat at the Crown Ground during Jimmy Quinns ill-fated reign as manager last season.

Stanley netted all three goals inside the opening 20 minutes before a section of travelling supporters turned on Quinns beleaguered troops following the final whistle.

But rather than banish the memory, Eddie Howes assistant boss is urging the players involved to use the experience as a motivating tool when they lock horns with Accy tomorrow (3pm).

Tindall told the Daily Echo: It wasnt a good day at all and thats probably an understatement. We were 3-0 down in 20 minutes and not playing well by any means. Everything they hit ended up in the back of the net.

Standing on the sidelines, you want the ground to open up and swallow you. It was a bad day and it wasnt the only disappointment we had around that time.

When something like that happens, you fear the worst. You just hope it isnt going to be seven, eight or nine. You are desperate to pull back a goal to get a bit of credibility into the scoreline.

It didnt happen and our fans showed their frustration after the game and rightly so. If I had been a fan and had travelled all that way to watch us perform like that, I probably would have done the same.

No fewer than eight Cherries players are likely to be involved in the rematch, while Michael Symes, who made his debut for Quinns men after joining on loan, is in line to start for Stanley.

Tindall added: The lads who played last season should remember what happened. They need to remember how they felt at the end of the game and use that as motivation and determination not to let it happen again.

It was a bad experience for everybody and we need to put it behind us and show everybody how far weve come.

Cherries head to the North West with Stanley in a rich vein of form at their modest Lancashire headquarters. Successive home wins against Darlington (2-1), Crewe (5-3) and Cheltenham (4-0) have yielded no fewer than 11 goals.

Its a difficult place to play, said Tindall. Its an old fashioned ground and the surroundings certainly arent fancy. But it suits them and they are used to it.

Weve seen them a couple of times and they are in very good form. They are scoring a lot of goals and we know its going to be a tough game.

Weve got to make sure we are 100 per cent focussed. Weve got to play and work like a team thats top of the league. Thats our main aim.

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See tomorrow's Daily Echo for an interview with former Bashley and Cherries star Wade Elliott and a feature on how the village club has stormed to the summit of the Southern League.

Source: Bournemouth_Echo