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Football League One | 17th September 2011
ATT: 4593 | REF: Boyeson | HALF-TIME: 1-0


38 mins | WES THOMAS | Bournemouth | 1-0

A neat ball forward from Harry Arter under pressure saw Wes Thomas in acres of space on the right. Thomas cut in causing the defender to slip leaving the striker with only the keeper to beat, which he did with a powerful shot under the keeper.

90 mins | RICHARD DUFFY | Bournemouth | 2-0 (OG)

Scott Malone pushed the ball forward to Ryan Doble who returned the favour passing back to Malone just inside in the box who let fly with a goal-bound shot. With the keeper beaten an Exeter defender kicked the ball off the line hitting his fellow defender to see the ball head back into the goal to double the lead.


GOAL: D Flahavan
DEFENCE: S Purches | A Barrett | M Baudry | S Malone
MIDFIELD: N Bryne | S Cooper | S Gregory | H Arter | M Pugh
UP FRONT: W Thomas

ON THE BENCH: Jalal, Cummings, Carmichael, Doble, Fletcher
CHANGES: 11 Cummings> Barrett 42 Carmichael>Bryne 67 Doble>Arter


Lee Bradbury speaks to BBC Radio Solent after the Cherries” 2-0 win over Exeter (mp3)

LEE BRADBURY gives his reaction:

“We’ve got quite a few injuries but the lads that came in and played out of position dealt with it very well.

“We’re low on numbers at the moment and there are a couple of other lads playing that are carrying injuries so I’ve got to look at the market again.

“Josh Carmichael has joined us in training quite a few times and he’s impressed me with his attitude and how he handles the ball so I thought it was a good oppurtunity to get him involved.”

“He works really hard for the team, he does a great job holding up the ball and he runs the channels as well”

“It is his third game for us and that is his second goal. He works really hard for the team, he does a great job holding up the ball and he runs the channels as well. He is so willing and gives us an outlet. I have been really impressed with the way he has adapted to the team and it was a great finish for his goal.”

EXETER manager Paul Tisdale:

“The issue when you’re in a spell like us is that you can be fragile and I think that’s what we showed today. We did very well in the first quarter of the game, total dominance in terms of territory and play.”

“We know we’re not playing well and the players need to get through this and stick with it.”


Another three points, another away victory and another goal from new recruit Wes Thomas. This may have been a makeshift side, no Barrett or Arter for a large portion of the game, but it stuck together and ground out a result. A proposition that was hard to believe a couple of games ago. The introduction of Baudry into defence always looked like a sensible option, freeing up Cooper to be more creative in midfield. Of course, we cannot forget Wes Thomas, who has been top class, couldn’t get in a League Two team but is good enough for League One. We like him and another goal against Hartlepool would be good. The monkey hangers look like a far more difficult proposition than recent opposition, but lets hope the revival continues.

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