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Super-sub Tubbs up and running

16 September 2012

Matt Tubbs spoke of his frustration after stepping off the substitutes' bench to fire an injury-time equaliser for Bournemouth in a 1-1 home draw with Hartlepool.

Pools looked destined to claim all three points thanks to Simon Walton's 73rd-minute penalty until Tubbs, on for Josh McQuoid, struck for his first goal of the season.

Tubbs said: "To get on and score the equaliser was a great feeling. But we can play a lot better than that. We were not at the races and just never got going. From our point of view it was two points dropped.

"I don't score too many goals outside the box so it was handy it fell off Wes Fogden straight into my path. I think the defender took his eye off the ball.

"For the fans to chant my name when I was sitting on the bench was great because I am a local lad.

"It has been a frustrating start to the season for me. I am not used to sitting on the bench so it is a bit new to me.

"I have to remember it is a team game and the manager has his own opinions. I hope to start the game against Brentford on Tuesday."

Hartlepool's veteran striker Steve Howard said his team-mates could not hide their disappointment.

Howard said: "The dressing room is absolutely gutted. We thought we had done it. We had defended so well in the heat.

"We have to take the positives out of it. We would have taken a 1-1 draw before the match, so we have to be satisfied."

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