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FOOTBALL LEAGUE ONE | Saturday 26th March 2011
ATT: 7752 | REF: Haywood | HALF-TIME: 1-1
28 mins | SCOTT WAGSTAFF | Charlton
The ex-Cherries loanee was running in on goal and picked up (almost literally) a cross from the left that evaded everyone in the area to chest/arm home and give the away side an undeserved lead. Bournemouth 0-1 Charlton
30 mins | MARC PUGH | Bournemouth
Two minutes later the home side were back in the game thanks to a defensive mix-up in the Charlton box. Looking to clear the ball a Charlton defender inadvertently kicked the ball over the keeper. Elliott in goal managed to palm the ball on to the crossbar, but Pugh was quicket to react and nod in from a yard out. Bournemouth 1-1 Charlton
57 mins | DANNY HOLLANDS | Bournemouth
Danny Hollands got fortunate with a deflection when his shot in the box took enough of a deflection to send the ball pass the keeper and trickling over the line. Bournemouth 2-1 Charlton
81 mins | BRADLEY WRIGHT-PHILLIPS | Charlton
The Cherries backline were very briefly distractd by a foul that wasn’t, but should have, been given. This allowed Charlton to work the ball into the box with the ball falling to Bradley Wright-Phillips whose firat attempt was blocked but he somehow managed to get the ball again and shoot past the unsighted Stewart. Bournemouth 2-2 Charlton
AFC BOURNEMOUTH LINE-UP
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent:
“I don’t want to be negative at all today. They were very hungry to win today, I couldn’t ask any more.
“He’s a handful Fletch, his stature and height caused them a lot of problems, he’s done very well. He gave us a different dimension.
“The lads have done brilliantly today and if we play like that week in week out we’ll be fine.”
Charlton manager Chris Powell told BBC London 94.9:
“I just kept calm because I have good trust in my players and our goalkeeper excelled himself in the last five or ten minutes.
“It was a real up and down day because we went 1-0 up and I was hoping we would hold out, but they scored straight away.
“I think over the last few week we’ve hit the bar numerous and time and had chances, but we were due that bit of fortune today.”
THE TFTSE VIEW
Another slow start to a game cost the Cherries dearly. They struggled to create chances against what was a pretty poor Charlton side but still managed to get their noses in front. But, yet again they failed to hold on to a winning position. How many times, how many points dropped? Admittedly, the Charlton goal lead a charmed life in the last ten minutes when we could have scored 6, but it just didn’t happen.