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FOOTBALL LEAGUE TWO – 23rd August 2008
Three games into the new season and it already looks like a repeat of last season.
The Cherries started on the front foot with plenty of endeavour but no end product, as Exeter soaked up the Cherries pressure. With only Pitman up front the game was always going to be a one-nil either way. New boy Wagstaff failed to get on the end of a Pitman cross early on with Exeter just missing the post.
The second half proved to be much of the same with neither team testing the keepers. That is until the 68th minute when Exeter’s Harley struck a low shot past Pryce. Both the defender and keeper should have done better. From here on in the Cherries had little to offer apart from a Pitman shot into the side netting.
Pitman looked poor but being constantly surrounded by three defenders made life very difficult for him. With Kuffour gone Bond needs to get someone up front with Pitman and supply him with some decent balls. Let’s hope it gets better very soon.