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20 mins | HARRY ARTER | Bournemouth | 1-0 (pen)
New boy Wes Thomas turned and headed for goal before outpacing two defenders, one deciding to clip his heels, penalty. Cherries leading goalscorer Harry Arter stepped up and confidently dispatched his spot-kick.
23 mins | MATHIEU BAUDRY | Orient | 1-1 (OG)
The home side broke foward and sent in a cross to the middle of the penalty box that made its way back to the edge of the box. Dean Cox hit a shot that took a wicked deflection off Baudry and completely wrong-footed Flahavan
74 mins | WES THOMAS | Bournemouth | 2-1
Baudry sent a long pass forward to Thomas who lost out in the tackle with the ball falling to Cooper who hit a sweet shot against the bar. The rebound saw a poor header from the opposition defender put the ball on Thomas’s chest who emphatically volleyed home for his first goal for the club.
81 mins | MARC PUGH | Bournemouth | 3-1
Wes Thomas picked up a pass with his back to goal and laid the ball out to Ryan Doble who sent in a return pass that was taken off Thomas’s toe. The ball deflected into the path of Marc Pugh who made no mistake and side-footed home to ensure a massive three points.
AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM
GOAL: D Flahavan
DEFENCE: S Purches | A Barrett | M Baudry | S Malone
MIDFIELD: N Bryne | S Gregory | H Arter | M Pugh | M Molesley
UP FRONT: W Thomas
ON THE BENCH: Jalal, Cummings, Cooper, Doble, Fletcher
CHANGES: 3 Cooper>Molesley 61 Doble>Gregory, 89 Fletcher>Thomas
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
LEE BRADBURY gives his reaction:
“We showed a maturity out there, kept the ball moving and wore them down. In the end we got what we deserved – a couple of goals and three points. [Wes Thomas] has been brilliant since he’s come in and gives us a different outlet up front. He’s strong, he’s quick and he holds the ball up really well.
“We showed great character and pushed in at the right times and did a thoroughly professional job,” Bradbury said. “Having scored our opening goal, it was disappointing to concede almost straight away but it was an unfortunate goal because it took a deflection off Mathieu Baudry into the top corner.
“When it was 11 against 11, I thought we were the better side”
“At that time, I thought that’s just our luck at the moment but we turned the corner and there was a big decision in the game with the sending-off but even when it was 11 against 11, I thought we were the better side.”
LEYTON ORIENT manager Russell Slade:
“The penalty and sending-off were a disgrace, the penalty was an appalling decision and the sending-off was iffy as well. Our player has caught his opponent with a trailing leg and the player has already gone down pending the tackle.”
“When it was 11 v 11, we were the best side on the pitch, there’s no doubt about that”
THE TFTSE VIEW
Finally, a second win of the season and apparently our first win at Leyton Orient since 1948. Whether or not thats true a win and three points were very welcome. It was only a matter of time before the team started to pick up points. It must have been the ‘lucky’ third kit and a new striker who knows how to find the net.
Perhaps, Mitchell’s on the field rant has inadvertently galvanised the team. It seem’s adversity is some kind of spur for the Cherries. Another three points at fellow strugglers Exeter on Saturday and it will be a case of looking up rather than down.