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Independent Yeovil Town website Ciderspace has a few words to say
This is a match that has historically tended to go with the home side, with Bournemouth yet to win at Huish Park in the Football League. In fact you have to go back to the days of the old Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic, to find a competitive fixture in Yeovil that the Cherries have won – a February 1968 match that saw them win 2-1 at the old Huish ground.
On the flip side, Bournemouth have won four out of the last five matches between the two clubs, with only a last minute Shaun MacDonald goal stopping the Cherries from gaining all three points when the clubs met in April 2011. This season saw Yeovil well beaten in the Football League Trophy, even if the 3-2 victory implied a tighter contest, with the home side 3-0 up just 30 minutes into the match.
Despite a fairly lengthy injury list, that has dogged them for the majority of the 2011-12 season, Bournemouth have been quietly climbing away from the foot of the table, having started the season in the relegation zone. They’ve managed four wins in their last seven matches and overall have lost just three times in their last 14 fixtures – a substantial turnaround for a club that lost six out of its opening seven matches. As a result they’re now in 15th place in the League One table, and seven points ahead of the Glovers, who dropped back into the relegation zone on Boxing Day.
‘BIG’ STEVE SPANGLER
TFTSE regular and AFC Bournemouth old boy offers his thoughts for the game
Hey ho its off to Yeovil we go. The short trip down the road will obviously sees us taking part in some seasonal cheer with a few Stella’s and may be even a whiskey. I know I am crazeee. There is no doubt that my favourite swear word for this game is going to be Shit on a stick.
PREDICTION: We have never beaten Yeovil on their own patch in the League, but things are about to change. There will be no two-goal lead squandered this time. The Cherries will get at least a single goal, probably more, and Shaun MacDonald will score again, but this time for the right team. 2-1 or 2-0 to the Cherries, This means the score will be 1-0
Bournemouth 3 | Draws 3 | Yeovil 2
LAST 5 MEETINGS
Bournemouth 3 – 2 Yeovil
JPT Trophy | Tue 04 Oct 2011
AFCB scorers: Marc Pugh (16, 25) Bondz N’Gala (og 30)
Yeovil 2 – 2 Bournemouth
Football League One | Sat 23 Apr 2011
AFCB scorers: Danny Ings (pen 55, 68)
Bournemouth 2 – 0 Yeovil
Football League One | Tue 23 Nov 2010
AFCB scorers: Danny Hollands (19) Josh McQuoid (36)
Bournemouth 2 – 1 Yeovil
JPT Trophy | Tue 01 Sep 2009
AFCB scorers: Brett Pitman (45) Alan Connell (66)
Bournemouth 2 – 0 Bournemouth
Football League One | Sat 15 Mar 2008
AFCB scorers: Danny Hollands (9) Sam Vokes (32)
BIGGEST HOME WIN
Bournemouth 3 – 1 Yeovil
English FA Cup | Sat 26 Nov 1960
Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury:
“Macca scored the late goal against us last season, so he’ll be looking forward to going back there and being involved and look to get a good result there. We are playing well at this moment in time and will go there with confidence. We should be going in to the game on the back of a win at Brentford, but it wasn’t to be and the boys are determined to out that behind them quickly. Yeovil are in good form and were unlucky to lose against leaders Charlton on Monday. They were unbeaten in their previous five league matches, so are in good form, but so are we and it should be a good game.”