DONCASTER 0 BOURNEMOUTH 1

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MATCH DATA

  • Football League One
  • 10 November 2012
  • Att: Bond
  • Ref: 5951
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HARRY ARTER | Bournemouth 1-0
A ball from the right came to MacDonald just outside the box. A short pass to Arter saw him shrug off two defenders and softly stroke the ball home from 15 yards into the far bottom corner

POSITION IN THE LEAGUE……….
12

“Today was a really solid performance and that will go a long way to moving us forward defensively” EDDIE HOWE – The Cherries winning boss

THE STARTING 11

JAMES

COOK | ELPHICK | ADDISON | DANIELS

PUGH | MacDONALD | ARTER | McQUOID

GRABBAN | BARNARD

ON THE BENCH:

JALAL, FOGDEN, McDERMOTT, O’KANE, THOMAS, TUBBS, FLETCHER

CHANGES:

71 THOMAS>McQUOID, 79 FOGDEN>BARNARD, 90 FLETCHER>GRABBAN


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THE SOUTH END SAYS

OUR VIEW ON THE LATEST GAME
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Eddie Howe – the man is a footballing genius. There can be nothing else to explain the the rocket-fuelled rise in fortunes since his takeover. Four wins and a draw in 5 games in the league and 5 in 6 in all competitions. The win adding more kudos to the Howe brand and giving the Cherries a title-challenging 13 out of 15 points.

“The home side couldn’t muster a shot on target and it was the visitors who took the lead in unspectacular fashion”

The Doncaster game was always going to be a test of the Cherries credentials with Rovers sitting in the play-off zone. The Cherries started the game in the ascendency and forced a few corners and had a few speculative shots. The home side eased their way into the game and came close on a couple of occasions. However, the home side couldn’t muster a shot on target and it was the visitors who took the lead in unspectacular fashion. MacDonald received the ball just outside the centre of the box, a short pass to Arter saw him bustle pass two defenders and hitting a scuffed shot into the bottom corner.
As expected the home side came out looking for the equaliser and came close but never really threatened. The Cherries grew into the second half and started to create chances with Pugh and Pugh almost adding to the visitors tally. The home side had a penalty shout, with Rovers boss Dean Saunders saying, “I’ve seen it again on video and it was a blatant penalty because their lad has just pushed him in the back.”
We’ve seen it on video more than once and we, unsurprisingly, have a slightly different opinion to Mr Saunders. We reckon he should have gone to Specsavers.
The home pushed hard for the equaliser in the last 15 minutes but rarely troubled David James. The Cherries held out for till the final whistle and the three points and their first clean sheet in the League with Howe in charge.

THE FANS HAVE SPOKEN

SELECTION OF THE LATEST MATCH TWEETS


@PedroPaddy
No defender on the bench for #afcb and Cook at right back? You’d think we were plagued with injuries. Where’s Zubar?
@LukeGreenstreet
Great result for the lads all aboard the Eddie Express!!! #afcb
@jamosfoundation
Boom!!! What a nice feeling that is! Defo makes the 5 hour drive back enjoyable. Great support from the travelling faithful too! #AFCB
@aliceafcb
feel like my bournemouth is back. love this club #afcb
@afcbournemouth
The final whistle goes! The Cherries support is rapturous. A fantastic victory and a very disciplined performance. #drfc 0-1 #afcb
@NickDCase
Fairly uneventful half until the goal but #afcb been in complete control throughout. Nice finish from Arter to put us deservedly ahead.#drfc
@BNedreberg
Bournemouth fortsetter å imponere under Eddie Howe og tar sin tredje strake seier i League One idag. Ubeseiret på siste 6! #flnor #afcb


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