Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Dorchester test next for Cherries

After the difficult games that the Cherries have had in recent days you might think that tonight's pre-season friendly against a local Dorchester Town team should be an easy match for AFCB. Well, shall I take you back to the FA Cup last year when Dorchester played Plymouth Argyle? Oh yes, Dorchester can play some football and had little difficult in upsetting the odds last November, when Jake Gosling's second half strike knocked the green army out of the cup. 

In recent fixtures, Dorchester has also played Poole Town who of course AFCB came up against only a few days ago. The score in the Poole Town game on 20 July ended in a 0:2 victory for the Magpies as Dorchester FC are called locally. The two goal scorers were Watson and Peprah-Annan with both goals coming in the second half. You can read more about the Dorchester team that day at the Dorset Echo. The report does say that the two trialists who did not play on that day for Dorchester, Danny Way and Andy Masson, will be selected to play against the Cherries.

With the Cherries having just played Pompey last night one would expect it to be quite a different team to take on the Magpies. Still, Marc Pugh might want to keep his fitness up having missed out a bit on pre-season games and some of the trialists are likely to get more chances to impress tonight. So we may see a team consisting of Butterfield, Losasso and Goodship. Chiedozie will also be keen to keep up his minutes on the pitch as AFCB's leading goal scorer in pre-season. The Cherries also look set to reintroduce Ryan Allsop and Eunan O'Kane having missed most of pre-season. Donal McDermott and Jayden Stockley are also expected to play, according to the Echo.

For those of you making the journey along the coast to the Avenue Stadium have a safe trip and enjoy the game.

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