- ROCHDALE 1 BOURNEMOUTH 0
- BOLTON 2 BOURNEMOUTH 2
- AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1 LEICESTER 0: Pugh’s back, he scored, we get 3 points, 8th in Premier League. Get in there
- NORWICH 3 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1: How not to win a game of football… please try again
- BLACKPOOL 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 6: Ritchie, Wilson, Pitman, Pugh & Arter keep Cherries top
AFC Bournemouth take on Cardiff City at Dean Court for the first time since our promotion to the Premier League.
The last time Cardiff beat the Cherries was in the Carling Cup in a 2-1 victory at Dean Court when we were a lowly League Two team. Jo Kuffuor (remember him) scored the Cherries goal. Since then we have taken on Cardiff three times in the cup and League, all in the 2014/15 season.
The game at Cardiff saw the Cherries draw 1-1, but they had already hit the crossbar and scored before a Callum Wilson goal was controversially ruled out for ‘impeding’ the goalkeeper. An eight-goal thriller was witnessed at Dean Court in December 2014. Matt Ritchie scored after 38 seconds, but the real excitement happened either side of half-time. Harry Arter made it 2-0 in the the 43rd minute and as the game headed into half-time injury time Kenwyne Jones reduced the deficit to one, but Pugh quickly opened up the gap to two again before the half-time whistle went (missed both goals as I was queuing up for a hot dog).
The second half brought another goal almost immediately as Cardiff reduced the deficit again. The excitement died down a little before Kermorgant made it 4-2, Cardiff scored again to make it 4-3 but Callum Wilson scored at the end to secure the result.
The Carling Cup saw the Cherries annihilate Cardiff with Daniels and Gosling wrapping up the result after half an hour.
Relive all the goals and enjoy the results as well of course.