CHAMPIONSHIP | 18th October 2014 | ATT: 10360 | REF: James Linington (6.5/10)
Where are we in the league?
POINTS COUNTDOWN | PLAYED: 12 | WON: 5 | DRAWN: 3 | LOST: 4 | Points: 18
EDDIE HOWE MATCH REACTION
MATCH REPORT: On a plane
Callum ‘Better than Grabban’ Wilson scores his seventh of the season to complete two wins out of two for October
We thought that the month of October would see the Cherries back in play-off contention. So far so good as the Cherries made it two wins out of two, six points and three places off the play-offs.
A special visitor from foreign lands had forgone the pleasures of watching Hellas Verona, now back in Serie A, vs AC Milan to indulge in the pleasure of Championship football. He was not to be disappointed as the Cherries were out of the blocks like Usain Bolt. With just three minutes on the clock the home side had created two very good chances and scored a goal.
The only goal of the game was simple in it’s conception and execution. Marc Pugh outwitted a Charlton defender and slide the ball across the area where Callum Wilson was on hand to slip the ball under the ex-Cherry goalie Henderson.
A special visitor from foreign lands had forgone the pleasures of watching Hellas Verona, now back in Serie A, vs AC Milan to indulge in the pleasure of Championship football
This shut up the Charlton fans who had decided to give us respectable and polite AFC Bournemouth fans a hard time. They tried to lift their spirits and team but the visitors had very little to offer. The Cherries were quick to close down, their passing was crisp and precise and as our esteemed visitor from the North of Italy commented it was better than Serie A football, no rolling around on the floor here thank you.
The visitors never looked like a team with an unbeaten record, they created very few chances and even their manager Bob Peeters conceded that, “Bournemouth did very well, they played very high and we did not have a solution for their attacking threat. I think we looked much better in the second half but overall we were not at our best and they deserved the win.”
“To show how much the Cherries were in control the Matchday cover star Harry Arter was even urging his fellow compatriots to calm down”
Charlton knew they weren’t at the races, those fans were still nice and quiet, and decided to resort to some rough and tumble. Number 4 Jackson was throwing his weight around and got booked for his troubles and was lucky not to get a second yellow later on. To show how much the Cherries were in control the Matchday cover star Harry Arter was even urging his fellow compatriots to calm down.
However, for all there control the Cherries couldn’t find a second. The post and bar were not our friends as Wilson and especially Arter (we think we were in the Ted Mac stand) should have doubled the goal tally. Our friend from distant lands was still extolling the virtues of how great the Cherries were. But, it is worth remembering the last Cherries game he saw he was standing on the steps of the South End.
With five minutes to go and no second safety net Charlton got a bit excited and looked like they finally thought they may get a point. There was suddenly an air of the inevitable, not again. Were the Cherries about to drop points at the very last? Of course not, and we will leave the final word to the 7/8 year boys who stood up and started singing ‘Who are you’, with pointing actions to the Charlton fans, or the ones left in the ground. Good work boys.
TFTSE MAN OF THE MATCH
After a little lull in the goalscoring stakes Mr C Wilson is back in the saddle. He gave the Charlton defence a torrid time the entire time he was on the pitch. All he needed was a second and he so nearly got it.