19 mins | HARRY ARTER | Bournemouth | 1-0
Wes Thomas won the ball out on the wing with a strong tackle and headed into the box. His first pass was blocked but he reacted quickly to pick up the loose ball and place a pass to Arter who hit the ball first time and slotted home between a defender and the keeper.
AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM
GOAL: D Flahavan
DEFENCE: S Cook | A Barrett | S Francis | C Daniels
MIDFIELD: S Malone | H Arter | S Cooper | S Gregory | M Pugh
UP FRONT: W Thomas
ON THE BENCH: Jalal, Purches, Fogden, Sheringham, Symes
CHANGES: 67 Fogden>Malone, 71 Purches>Arter, 79 Symes>Thomas
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
LEE BRADBURY gives his reaction:
“I thought the formation worked really well and the most important thing for me was how hard they worked as a team.
“(On Wes Thomas) He’s done great for us since he came from Crawley but I’ve got other people waiting in the wings that are chomping at the bit to come and do a job.”
CHERRIES goalscorer Harry Arter:
“Coming to a place like Huddersfield and getting three points is a magnificent achievement. No team have done that here for a while and they had a record where they went 40-odd games unbeaten, everyone was expecting them to bounce back today but we showed what a good team we are.
HUDDERSFIELD manager Lee Clark:
“We were awful from start to finish and there wasn’t one aspect of our performance which was acceptable,”
“We have let the supporters down for sure. They didn’t get value for money. We’ve had one shot on target (by Jordan Rhodes in the 64th minute) and that’s not good enough. Against Charlton we gave it a real go, especially in the second half.
“What was so frustrating in this game is that we went down with a bit of a whimper. We were lucky to be just the one goal behind at half-time and throughout, there was no energy, no tempo, no intensity. It just wasn’t a Huddersfield Town performance.
“We didn’t pass the ball at all well, but it’s difficult to pass when there are no options. I said to the players at half-time, what’s the worst that can happen?
THE TFTSE VIEW
This result goes some way to make up for the play-off defeat and a great three points. Another clean sheet for ‘stumpy’ Flahavan and the new look back four. If we can stop teams scoring goals, we are always in with a chance of winning a game. The future’s bright, the future is black and red.