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1 December 2017

Paul Cook gives his thoughts as Latics are held by AFC Fylde in the Emirates FA Cup.

  • Paul Cook reflects on Latics' 1-1 draw at AFC Fylde in the Emirates FA Cup.
  • Latics disappointed with result, but remain in the hat for the third round draw.
  • Will Grigg's 40th Latics goal cancelled out by Danny Rowe's second half penalty.

Paul Cook said he and his Latics players are disappointed with their result against AFC Fylde in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup, but the manager insists being in the third round draw is the important aspect to take from the evening.

"We're in the hat for the third round. The main thing to come out of tonight for us is that we're still in the competition and we still have a chance to progress.

We'll always be disappointed when we don't win games, but if you don't take chances for a second goal when you're leading 1-0 then the other team will always keep going."

Will Grigg gave Latics a 1-0 lead in the penultimate minute of the first half with his 40th goal for the club in his 100th appearance, but Latics failed to find a second to capitalise, something Cook says made the big difference.

"In 90 minutes of football every team will have some kind of opportunity and Fylde took there's.

"We had some good performances all over the pitch tonight, but we couldn't get that second goal and in games like this the second goal is crucial."

The Coasters featured in the second round for the first time in their history, an evening Cook says the Fylde Coast club must enjoy.

"The whole day has been a credit to AFC Fylde. The facilities here at of the highest standard and their lads gave every little bit.

"It's their night tonight and they should enjoy the moment of glory.

"Of course we're disappointed, but we get another chance back at the DW Stadium and it's up to us to take it.

"For Fylde and their players and supporters tonight is what the FA Cup is all about. We've been there ourselves so we know exactly how it feels.

"It was a good game of football and we had tremendous support from our fans, so we're disappointed for them the most."

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