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Football League One | 20th August 2011
ATT: 4422 | REF: Waugh | HALF-TIME: 0-0
49 mins | TOM TAIWO | Carlisle
A free-kick from the left was floated into the box and the Cherries defence went AWOL allowing Carlisle to push the ball back across goal leaving a simple tap-in for Tom Taiwo . Carlisle 1-0 AFC Bournemouth
61 mins | HARRY ARTER | AFC Bournemouth
A pass from Taylor to Steve Lovell in the penalty area saw the returning striker felled for a penalty. Harry Arter stepped up and confidently put the ball beyond the keeper to make it three in three. Carlisle 1-1 AFC Bournemouth
77 mins | NATHAN BRYNE (OG) | Carlisle
Warren Cummings was beaten on the left allowing a Carlisle player to run into the area unopposed. A cross to the back post was blasted back across the face of goal to deflect in off Nathan Bryne. Carlisle 2-1 AFC Bournemouth
AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM
GOAL: D Flahavan
DEFENCE: N Bryne | M Baudry | S Cooper | W Cummings
MIDFIELD: L Feeney | M Molesley | H Arter | S Malone
UP FRONT: L Taylor | R Doble
ON THE BENCH: Jalal, Purches, Nelson, Lovell, Fletcher
CHANGES: 45 Lovell>Doble | 84 Fletcher>Taylor
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
LEE BRADBURY gives his reaction:
“If you look at the chances, we probably had the better of them but it’s not the chances that win you games.
“We could have scored another three of four goals if our finishing had been better.
“[On new signings)}We’re close to sorting one of them out…we’ve lost Danny Ings so I think we need one more… I need options.”
“We could have scored another three or four goals if our finishing had been better.”
THE TFTSE VIEW
This defeat leaves the Cherries with one win in four, but once again they could have easily gained at least a point if not all three with better finishing. Doble should have scored, Molesley hit the post and there was a reasonable shout for another penalty. Injuires to Pugh and Gregory didn’t help before the game, but once again it was a performance that just fell short of expectations, for both the players and the fans.
For us the team has yet to gel and when it does the results will come. And, the addition of a couple of players will only help ensure a strong finish and the play-offs again. 🙂