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Football League 1 | Tuesday 22nd February 2011
ATT: 7268 | REF: Horwood | HALF-TIME: 0-0

GOALS (no goals – so chances instead)
First half
The visitors produced the first real chance of the game. A right wing cross found a Wednesday striker in the box his shot was blocked and fell to his team-mate who was following up. Fortunately  for the home side Jalal was perfectly placed to make an almost point blank save. AFC Bournemouth 0 v 0 Sheffield Wed

The ball was played into Danny Ings on the edge of the box, he kept hold of the ball with Pugh making a run and picking up his neat pass. Unfortunately, with only the keeper to beat Pugh shot tamely making an easy save for Nicky Weaver. AFC Bournemouth 0 v 0 Sheffield Wed

A quick ball forward from the halfway line saw the Weds srtiker and Cooper both miss the ball, with it falling inviting for Weds who could only shoot over the bar. AFC Bournemouth 0 v 0 Sheffield Wed

Missed penalty |  MICHEAL SYMES
A Liam Feeney cross in the box saw a clumsy challenge on Symes and the referee pointed to the spot. Symes brushed himself and sent the keeper the wrong way before seeing his shot go wide. AFC Bournemouth 0 v 0 Sheffield Wed

An well-worked, well-used corner routine saw Shaun Cooper pop up just outside the box. His shot looked destined for the bottom corner but it hit the post and bounced away to safety. AFC Bournemouth 0 v 0 Sheffield Wed


  • 01 Jalal
  • 05 Pearce
  • 15 Smith
  • 16 Wiggins (Cummings 87)
  • 04 Cooper
  • 07 Pugh
  • 08 Robinson (Partington 90+5)
  • 11 Feeney
  • 19 Hollands yellow card
  • 24 Symes (Fletcher 78)
  • 34 Ings yellow card


  • 31 Stewart,
  • 21 Purches,
  • 26 Mathieu Baudry,
  • 28 Cummings,
  • 18 Arter,
  • 22 Partington,
  • 33 Fletcher

Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent:
“It was a game of cat and mouse in the first half. I thought the second half was a lot better, we passed a lot more and made some half chances.

“Symes has done brilliantly for us, we can’t hold the penalty miss against him. He’s done his fair share recently and earned us points.

“It keeps our run going, still unbeaten under me and Fletch, it’s a positive thing – and other results went for us.”

Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson told BBC Radio Sheffield:
“I’m sure when you talk to the Bournemouth people they’ll point to the penalty they missed, which was an obvious statement to make, and also they were really unfortunate with the strike. Aside from that they built up some pressure in the second half without forcing Nicky to make too many saves.

“The first half we should have been 1-0 up after 5 minutes, there was a great chance and we had another chance where the keeper spilt it and we couldn’t get onto it.

“I thought that although we came in at 0-0 at half time, that we were disappointed we weren’t leading.”

After late goals in the last two home matches the home fans were hoping for a victory against a Sheffield Weds side who hadn’t managed a point under new manager Gary Megson. The visitors were quicker out of the block and should have been in front early on. The Cherries never got going in the first, and were not much better in the second, but some credit has to be given to Sheffield Weds defence who had the measure of Symes and Ings for most of the match. A point that wasn’t rectified for the whole game, with far too many long balls being played to Symes in particular. Passing is our game and lets see more of it, we dont want to go back to the dark days of Jimy Quinn and Hoofball.  Simply put, this was defintely a game to forget, but at least everyone below us only managed to draw amd Mr Bradburys unbeaten record continues.

Had Micheal Symes scored his missed penalty it would have been his fourth in four games and his 8th of the season.

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