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15 mins | RYAN JARVIS | Walsall | 0-1
An attack down the left saw Walsall look for a cross into the area. Liam Feeney jumped as the ball was struck at him catching the underside of his raised arm. Ryan Jarvis stepped up to send Flahavan the wrong way.
55 mins | RYAN JARVIS | Walsall | 0-2
A simple inswinging cross to the front post was poorly defended by Lyle Taylor leaving Ryan Jarvis to head home into an empty net after Flahavan came and completely missed the cross.
AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM
GOAL: D Flahavan
DEFENCE: N Bryne | A Barrett | S Cooper | S Malone
MIDFIELD: L Feeney | S MacDonald | H Arter | M Pugh
UP FRONT: L Taylor | S Lovell
ON THE BENCH: Jalal, Purches, Baudry, Molesley, Stockley
CHANGES: 61 Stockley>Taylor | 77 Molesley>Lovell | 78 Purches>Malone
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
LEE BRADBURY gives his reaction:
“When you look at the first 15-20 minutes we were the better team by far. We had two or three golden opportunities to go 1-0 up and we didn’t take it.
“If you’re not on the ball and marking aggressively then you are going to get punished and then we were always going to be chasing the game.
“It’s such a tight line – success and failure – and we’re finding that out quite harshly at the moment.”
“We had two or three golden opportunities to go 1-0 up and we didn’t take it”
THE TFTSE VIEW
It was pretty obvious why the Cherries lost this match, poor finishing. The home side were by far the better team and should have been out of sight by half-time. Until this is remedied Bournemouth are always going to struggle. The early penalty for the visitors swung the game in their favour and even after this Bournemouth still looked like getting something from the game.
A harsh result, but surely a big win and three points, or at least three points (and not three draws) are just around the corner.