Football League One | 14th January 2012
ATT: 6529 | REF: Tanner | HALF-TIME: 1-1
5 mins | HAMZA BENCHERIF | Notts County | 0-1
A 30-yard thunderbolt of a free-kick evaded the wall and goalkeeper to hit the back of the net and give the visitors the lead.
21 mins | WES THOMAS | Bournemouth | 1-1
A Charlie Daniels ball from the left found its way to Symes in the middle of the box who’s first time shot was parried by the goalkeeper, but Wes Thomas was on hand to tap in the equaliser.
83 mins | WES FOGDEN | Bournemouth | 2-1
Shaun MacDonald started out on the right and dribbled into the box showing excellent close ball control beating three defenders in the process. Before a County player could get a block in he passed to Fogden who side-footed in from 15 yards
AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM
GOAL: D Flahavan
DEFENCE: S Francis | A Barrett | S Cook | C Daniels
MIDFIELD: S Purches | H Arter | W Fogden | M Pugh
UP FRONT: M Symes | W Thomas
ON THE BENCH: Jalal, Zubar, Gregory, MacDonald, Fletcher
CHANGES: 9 Zubar>Barrett, 67 MacDonald>Arter, 76 Fletcher>Symes
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
LEE BRADBURY gives his reaction:
‘Hopefully everyone will stop asking me about turning the home form around and we can concentrate on winning football matches.
NOTTS COUNTY manager Martin Allen:
We had some good chances. We played very well and the players were very committed.
“It was always going to be a tough game down here against a team that’s just recently spent a lot of money bringing in some good players. They certainly weren’t better than us, that’s for sure.
“I think the commitment and the energy has been there from the players but in both boxes, these little errors have crept in and we’ve not taken our chances at the other end.”
THE TFTSE VIEW
As always an entertaining game and this encounter proved to be no different. In an evenly fought contest the Cherries deserved to come out on top but only just. If I had listened to the armchair expert sat behind me we were awful and it was all doom and gloom from the start. Thank f**k I don’t sit there every week. He also seemed to think that Daryl Flavahan is too short and he was at fault more often than not for any ball that came near him. He did get one thing right, it was boring booing Lee Hughes, as was those shouting Murderer. We are pretty sure he doesn’t give a shit what the crowd shouts. At least think up something a bit more original.
Wes Thomas had another good game, though he did look a little scared of the County centre-back Stewart. He had a couple of very good chances but managed to lose the ball. Fogden ran around like a blue-arsed fly and eventually got his reward. Francis had another good game, while Daniels looked a little out of sorts. Again, we are still undecided on Harry Arter, always looking for a clever ball, but often fails. Personally, I would prefer to see MacDonald and Gregory in midfield, more muscle and still plenty of skill.
Barrett getting injured was a blessing in disguise as our MOTM Zubar got to play and he took no shit from the bald-headed pig f**ker Hughes. His saving tackle when County looked destined to score in the 63rd minute is about a good a tackle as you will see. Bradbury needs to stick with Zubar and preferably pair him with Cook.