38 mins | ADAM BARRETT | AFC Bournemouth
A pinpoint Marc Pugh corner to the back post was there to be nodded in and Man of the Match Adam Barrett rose earlier and higher than everyone else to nod in from close range . AFC Bournemouth 1-0 Sheff Wed
83 mins | HARRY ARTER | AFC Bournemouth
Lyle Taylor picked up the ball, waited, and slipped a neat ball between two Weds players into the path of Feeney. He had time to look up and put in a great ball for Harry Arter to collect and put convincingly into the back of the net. AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Sheff Wed
AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM
GOAL: D Flahavan
DEFENCE: N Bryne | A Barrett | S Cooper | S Malone
MIDFIELD: L Feeney | M Molesley | S Gregory | M Pugh
UP FRONT: L Taylor | R Doble
ON THE BENCH: Jalal, Purches, Baudry, Arter, Fletcher
CHANGES: 66 Arter>Molesley | 88 Fletcher>Taylor | 87 Baudry>Gregory
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
LEE BRADBURY gives his reaction:
“Sheffield Wednesday are a big strong side who can bully teams and I thought we dealt with them very well.
“(On Adam Barrett) He’s strong in the air, a leader and someone all the lads look up to.
“It’s a really big confidence boost for the lads to beat one of the sides tipped to do very well this year.”
“He’s strong in the air, a leader and someone all the lads look up to”
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY manager Gary Megson said:
“The performance was okay without it being top draw. The game itself showed that the value of scoring the first goal. We had at least two very good opportunities to do that and I think if we had then we would have won.
It’s real sloppy football for us to lose that game and we’ve thrown away an opportunity to get another three points”
THE TFTSE VIEW
This was more like the AFC Bournemouth we know and love. The game took a long time to slip into gear but when it did it was the home side who were the far more productive. Wednesday were handing out a lot of physical challenges, trying to bully Bournemouth, but it never really worked and only disguised their lack of creativity.
The Cherries took a deserved lead and it was Adam Barrett, who has shown what a good signing and leader he is, who got the breakthrough. The second half was more of the same, with the opposition only seeming to have one idea, cross and head. But, the new look defence held firm with Shaun Cooper looking assured and Scott Malone showing his obvious talent. Lets hope he stays for the season.
If I were a Wednesday supporter I wouldn’t be happy and I would be blaming most of it on the manager. Sack him and the club may start going places again.