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Football League 1 | Tuesday 8th March 2011
ATT: 4537 | REF: Sutton | HALF-TIME: 0-1
GOALS AND CHANCES
16 MINS | Jamie Cureton | Exeter
The much-travelled Cherries nemesis Jamie Cureton was on hand to pick up a ball into the area, without a defender in sight, and curl the ball into the far bottom corner. Luck more than judgement of course. Exeter 1-0 AFC Bournemouth
CHANCE | Marc Pugh | AFC Bournemouth
Marc Pugh got down the wing and cut in from the left to unleash a shot from outside the area. With the keeper beaten his swerving ball hit the crossbar and away to safety. Exeter 1-0 AFC Bournemouth
59 MINS | Richard Logan | Exeter
The Cherries were exposed once again down the right and a cross, by Cureton, into box evaded everyone. Except Smith who couldn’t put the ball out of play, instead backheeling the ball straight to Richard Logan, who couldn’t miss, and put the ball into an empty net. Exeter 2-0 AFC Bournemouth
AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM
- 01 Jalal
- 05 Pearce
- 15 Smith
- 16 Wiggins
- 26 Baudry
- 07 Pugh (Ings 90+2)
- 08 Robinson
- 11 Feeney
- 19 Hollands
- 23 Dalla Valle (Fletcher 63 yellow card)
- 24 Symes (Partington 39)
- 31 Stewart,
- 21 Purches,
- 28 Cummings,
- 20 Molesley,
- 22 Partington,
- 33 Fletcher,
- 34 Ings
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
Exeter City manger Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:
“We knew we had to compete today against a very athletic, dynamic team and we did so I’m delighted.
“The first goal was like knife through butter, it was a beautifully crafted passing movement with very slick touches and a very good finish.
“They had the odd half chance or two, but they didn’t create anything against us today and we were the team looking to score the third and fourth.”
Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent:
“Fair play to Exeter they were a good side, they kept the ball well and we didn’t.
“You’re going to have little blips- we’ll go again Saturday when we have a massive game.
“It’s all about characters, we’ve got to be strong and have self belief. They played well tonight. They beat us fair and square.”
THE TFTSE VIEW
A poor first-half performance was not helped by an injury to the in-form Micheal Symes and the introduction of Joe Partington. The second half was much improved but again odd substitutions, a defensive formation and poor passing ensured no goals for the visitors. At 2-0 down with the Cherries looking for a way back into the game a straight swap of Fletcher for Dalla Valle was very odd. Leaving Fletch up front was never gong to work and bringing Ings on in injury time was pointless. Should have brought both on at the same time. At least this was only our first defeat in 11 and a kick-up the arse to avoid any complacency for Saturdays game.
AFC Bournemouth managed an impressive 13 shots unfortunately 10 of them were off target.
The next game after a 2-0 away defeat in 2010/2011 has seen the Cherries score at least one goal and only concede one goal .
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