Football League One | 03rd September 2011
ATT: 5510 | REF: Rushton | HALF-TIME: 0-1
01 mins | LEE HUGHES | Notts County | 0-1
An incredibly simple through ball dissected the Cherries defence allowing Lee Hughes to slip the ball under the advancing Daryl Flavahan
71 mins | MARC PUGH | Bournemouth | 1-1
A long ball over the top saw Marc Pugh beat the home side’s offside trap and volley past the keeper.
78 mins | KRYSTIAN PEARCE | Notts County | 1-2
A simple corner routine saw the ball head to the middle of the goal and weak defending allowed KrystianPearce to power home a header beyond Flahavan.
86 mins | CRISTIAN MONTANO | Notts County | 1-3
Another simple corner caused confusion in the Cherries defence and as the ball bounced about more weak defending allowed Montano to turn and shoot past Flahavan.
AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM
GOAL: D Flahavan
DEFENCE: S Purches | A Barrett | S Cooper | W Cummings
MIDFIELD: N Bryne | S MacDonald | H Arter | M Pugh
UP FRONT: L Taylor | S Fletcher
ON THE BENCH: Jalal, Baudry, Molesley, Gregory, Stockley
CHANGES: 46 Stockley>Taylor | 77 Molesley>Fletcher
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
LEE BRADBURY gives his reaction:
“Being 1-0 down after a minute and a half means it’s always going to be a hard game. We did get back in it, and I think when we came out for the second half we started well, and at 1-1 I thought we’d be the team to go on and win.
“We can’t afford to let lads get a yard on us. We need to be harder to beat. (In future games) we’ve got to be more tough and take things more personally. If everyone does that, we’ll do OK.”
“At 1-1 I thought we’d be the team to go on and win”
NOTTS COUNTY manager Martin Allen:
“The players played very well. The whole squad that took part – players on the pitch and the lads that came on – all played their part. I enjoyed watching the game. I don’t think the result was ever in danger.
“The goals that we scored were a good mixture. (Cristian) Montano’s one was a brilliant piece of individual skill, the set-play with (Krystian) Pearce scoring another goal, which was great, and then the first one with Lee Hughes – he hasn’t done anything for two weeks and he can just turn up there and get that goal like that.”
THE TFTSE VIEW
With no first choice strikers in the team or on the pitch a strong defence was always going to be critical if the Cherries were to get anything out of the game. Unfortunately, defensive frailities were exposed in the first minute and who was on hand to slot home, the bald-headed monkey himself, Lee Hughes. This meant that the match was an up hill struggle from this point and it was again weak defending that cost the Cherries the match. So not only do we not have any first choice strikers currently available, but we also cannot defend, a surefire recipe for success we think not.