Football League One | 3rd March 2012
ATT: 8034 | REF: Langford | HALF-TIME: 0 -0
92 mins | YANN KERMORGANT | Charlton | 0-1
A late corner was thrown into the mix and after bouncing around the box Kermorgant headed towards goal. The ball was hooked off the line. Was the ball over the line? The linesman said Yes.
AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM
GOAL: D Flahavan
DEFENCE: S Francis | S Cook | W Addison | C Daniels
MIDFIELD: D McDermott | S MacDonald | H Arter | W Fogden | S Malone
UP FRONT: W Thomas
ON THE BENCH: Zubar, Cooper, Gregory, Stockley, Tubbs
CHANGES: 82 Tubbs>Malone, 90 Stockley>Fogden
THE OFFICIAL VIEW
LEE BRADBURY gives his reaction:
“I’m really proud of how we played, played some really good football. We caused them a lot of problems.
“We need to be more clinical and we need to keep clean sheets. We had 18 attempts on goal and they had eight.
“Steve Cook’s done really well on his return. He’s got back very quickly and I thought he gave us that calmness on the ball.”
CHARLTON manager Chris Powell:
“I said to Lee Bradbury afterwards it was a 0-0 today.
“It was a real smash and grab for us today, without a doubt. But you need these things to go for you in a season.
“It was a tricky game for us away from home, but we like playing away as our results have shown so far.”
THE TFTSE VIEW
It was good to see Bradbury reverting back to a system that has given the Cherries reasonable success. And, losing to a Charlton team who are runaway league leaders with a goal of dubious quality, hardly makes the Cherries performance a ‘load of crap’ or ‘rubbish’ as suggested by a few dissenting supporters. F**k me, if they think that was a load of rubbish, why do they bother coming. Why not f**k off down the pub and watch your favourite Premiership team, and that won’t be much better.
It was a very good performance against the best team in the league. We hit the post and had a couple of very good chances. Goals change games and if the Cherries had gone in front the result would have surely been different. Wes Thomas played much better by himself and leaving Tubbs on the bench was a good choice. When Bradbury took off the ineffective Malone (too much glory-seeking for our liking) he should have put on Stockley rather Tubbs. He offers a bigger presence and can score as well, and he was free.
Here at TFTSE we are not big fans of Harry Arter, but we must say he had a better game than recent outings, Shaun MacDonald ran the show and Charlton like all top of the league teams got a goal they didn’t particularly deserve.
BRADBURY OUT. (Not really, we quite like him, but he can be tactically naive on occasions)