Date: 31st January 2012 at 3:15pm
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Oldham manager Paul Dickov pointed to the number of wasted chances his side had in the JPT Area final last night as the reason they went out.

Latics had to claw back a one goal deficit from the first leg against Chesterfield who won it 2-1. But despite having a bulk of the play and loads of chances, they still went down 1-0 to make it 3-1 on aggregate.

Dicov said: ‘With the number of chances we’ve made, not just here but over two legs, we should have scored more than once.

‘It was something like 40 shots over two games. Missed chances are the story of the tie because some of our football was the best we’ve played in my time at the club.

‘It sounds stupid, but for the majority of the game we were the only side who were going to win. Getting to Wembley meant so much to everyone at the club and we created so many openings, but it wasn’t to be.

‘I’ve got mixed feelings because we played some fantastic football and I’m proud of the desire and application we showed. At the same time I’m gutted for the players, the chairman and the fans.’

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