Saturday, 9 November 2013

League leaders held at home by Howe's Cherries

Burnley 1 v 1 AFCB
9 November 2013
Attendance 12,221

Eddie Howe might have been forgiven for heading to the wrong dugout at Turf Moor having spent a good part of his Championship managerial career at Burnley. He made three changes from the previous team with Ryan Fraser not making the squad and Elphick and MacDonald dropping to the bench. In came Pitman to play alongside Rantie, O'Kane in midfield and Ward replaced Elphick at the back having served his suspension from the Leicester game.

Most AFCB fans seemed surprised that Fraser warmed up was not included in the squad. However, he had been struggling with an injury to his back. At least that gave Pitman the chance to play up front with Rantie for the first time and O'Kane needed a big performance having finally won a chance again to impress in the centre with Arter. Burnley made one change with Dean Marney coming in for David Edgar.

Match Description - listening to BBC Radio Solent
The Cherries in white kicked from right to left with Daniels giving away a free kick straight away for a challenge on Arfield, but the resulting free kick came off a Burnley head for a goal kick. Arter played the ball to Rantie and a chance opened up for him and he put his shot over the bar! Ings then ran at Ward before passing to Kightly but his cross was too strong.

Ings was well challenged and the ball broke to Pitman then has a 25 yard shot that was deflected and Heaton put over the bar for a corner. Francis put in a cross which Ward almost got a good header to. O'Kane seemed to be competing well and Marney and Trippier were the players that were looking to find Ings and Vokes. Cook's long throw was towards Ward but Arfield cleared and O'Kane outpaced Vokes to the ball to put the ball out of play.

It was a bright start from the Cherries in the first 10 minutes. Arter was in with a challenge on Arfield and gave another free kick away about 24 yards out from the Bournemouth goal. Jones took the kick and Vokes header went over the bar. It was a free header!

Marney found Vokes but he was offside. Ward lost possession to Kightly but was luckily given a free kick. Willo commented on a strong breeze around the ground. Jones played to Mee and Ings tried to get in behind Ward but he had to be satisfied with a corner. Marney played in the ball towards Mee but Francis cleared. Arter played the ball up to Grabban but he ran into Duff. Vokes was then comfortably offside.

Burnley scramble the ball away from their box and Arter wins the ball but O'Kane loses the ball. Arter is injured having overstretched for a tackle. Willo says: "we have had a couple of chances but the balls into Rantie are asking a lot of him." AFCB are momentarily down to 10. But Arter gets booked for coming back on the pitch without a signal. Silly boy! Some 20 minutes have gone. Arter's fourth yellow card of the season so he is one away from a ban.

Francis and Pitman have pulled Arter away from the referee and Kris Temple and Willo say it would be best if Howe takes him off before he is sent off. Rantie now runs into Burnley shirts and Ward fouls Ings on half way. The home crowd are booing Arter all the time.

Kightly was next to have a shot but Camp saved well and did not spill the boy. Pugh on the left conceded a throw. Mee put the ball down the left and Francis put the ball out. Kightly passed Francis but Cook cleared in front of Vokes under the bar for a corner. Pitman then cleared the ball from off the goal line. Grabban made a break but Arter put the ball over.

Rantie drew a free kick from Trippier next. All the centre halves went up for Pitman to take the free kick on 24 minutes. It goes past the back post for a goal kick.

Burnley come forward from the left. Kightly plays the ball to Marney but Ward challenges him. Ings 30 yards from goal is tackled and Pugh plays the ball to Arter who slips and gets some cheers. Jones gives the ball away to Grabban who plays a one-two with Rantie. Cook plays it up to Francis but Shackel wins it.

Burnley have a throw in with Ben Mee. Arfield to Marney and Vokes, but Cook puts the ball out. Trippier to Jones and Kightly takes on Francis but loses out this time. Rantie looks for Pitman but the pass is short. Grabban is caught in possession with Vokes having a chance but Cook throws himself in front to make a block. 

Burnley clear down the left on 29 minutes with Kightly and Vokes shoots but the ball comes off Cook for another corner. Burnley are fast on the counter, Camp catches the cross. Cook is impressive today at the back for AFCB.

Vokes fouls Pugh and AFCB win a free kick. Daniels plays the ball in towards Ward, Grabban collects the ball and Francis makes a poor pass. Burnley don't make the most of their break and Lee Camp has the ball.

The BBC says AFCB have had 48 per cent of the possession. O'Kane runs into Jones but finds Grabban and then Rantie gets to the byline. Arter has Marney right on him and Arfield plays the ball to Ings and he is tackled by Francis and Ward. A shot then came in from Marney and Camp palmed it away and Vokes missed a chance with a fresh air shot! AFCB sound like they are living dangerously with 35 minutes gone. That is the home teams best chance so far.

Grabban to Daniels but Tripper intercepts. Pugh's cross is cut out and Burnley break but Ings does not get past Francis. Ings plays the ball to Jones and then Kightly who is stopped by Francis. "It's tight, it's tense," says Kris Temple.

Pugh is caught offside. Rantie is dispossessed by Shackle and Burnley have the ball again. O'Kane's ball looking for Pugh is too string and Heaton has the ball again. AFCB are having to watch Kightly down the left wing a lot. Vokes to Kightly and his cross is cleared by Ward.

The Cherries have a throw level with their own penalty box as half time approaches. Steve Cook plays the ball out. Burnley's throw and Arfield Trippier's cross, Ings dives in but Ward clears. Jones starts another attack but Kightly sees the ball go under his foot and out of play. Three minutes to half time. Pugh plays in Daniels but he is offside.

Heaton's goal kick finds Vokes, then Kightly finds Marney but he shoots wide. Cook now takes a long throw towards Ward is cleared, but Cook takes a long shot which is wide. Arfield gives away a free kick on O'Kane. Vokes chases the ball and Ward puts it out. A ball in to Ings is claimed by Camp.

Vokes pushes Francis and the Cherries have a free kick. Camp takes the kick and it's half time.

At half time the only thing Willo asks for is for more runs from AFCB's full backs but it seems that Francis has his work cut out with Kightly and Daniels has only made a couple of forward runs all half.

Second half
AFCB kick toward their supporters in the second half. AFCB have a goal kick. Rantie is barged off the ball by Shackell, Mee heads up to half way but Francis is in on Kightly. Pugh's cross is claimed by Heaton.

Burnley on the left with Mee and Kightly then Marney and Trippier his early ball to Ings is hastily cleared. Marney passes the ball to Trippier down the right and he is given offside. Rantie almost gets on the end of a long ball. Ward looks for Rantie and Pitman heads the ball to Rantie who scores a great goal hitting the bar and bouncing into the net! "It was unstoppable," says Kris Temple. "A 25-yard fizzer." 50 minutes gone and one-nil to the Cherries!

Rantie has the ball on half way and wins a throw. Francis takes it and finds Pitman. Kightly plays it to Marney and Grabban and Arter run into each other. Ings goes down and the Cherries half clear. Arfield plays one-two with Trippier and get a free kick for Pugh's challenge on Trippier. It's about 25 yards out. It's an awful shot by Trippier well over the top.

Ings against Cook and Ings plays to Arfield, Jones could pull the trigger and Francis is pulled up for hand ball on the edge of the box. Camp lines up the wall. 10 minutes of the second half gone. Jones hits the ball too high and past the post.

Kris Temple says, "The last team to win at Turf Moor were Hull in March 2013." Marney is caught off side. Rantie is tackled by Shakell and Mee plays it up to Kightly. His ball to Vokes is too straight and the ball goes through to Camp. Grabban has changed his boots this half says Temple. Rantie has the ball but slips. 

Grabban looks for Rantie Jones clears. Cook then plays the ball back to Camp. Pugh then wins a corner. Pitman takes it with 58 minutes gone. Shackell wins it and Arter gets a corner.  The ball goes out for a throw in after Pitman had thrown himself at the ball. Cook's throw is scrambled away from Grabban and Pitman manages to put the ball out for a throw.

Burnley make a sub as Kightly is taken off and Treacy comes on with an hour gone. Cook comes across to keep Ings quiet. Marney crosses to Treacy but Camp comes to claim the ball. AFCB have a throw. Arter has the ball until Traecy wins it.  

Elliott Ward brings the ball out. Rantie brings in Pugh but Ward is down. It's a free kick to AFCB Shackell wins the ball it falls to O'Kane who wins a free kick from an Arfield challenge. Pitman is to take the kick, but it hist the wall.

Cook takes the long throw with 26 minutes to go. Ward mops up, but Ings has the ball. Vokes looks offside but has a chance. His shot is saved by Vokes after the ball hits the post! Camp was nearly wrong footed but he made the right choice and the ball fell back into his arms. Ings goes down spectacularly in the box and the fans plead for a penalty and the referee only gives a corner.

Pitman looks for Rantie. Francis comes forward and finds Pugh. Daniels up the left finds Arter but the shot hits Duff. O'Kane takes down Ings in full flow and picks up a yellow card. Jones takes the kick and Pitman heads it away to Rantie who wins a free kick against three Burnley players.

Daniels flicks the ball on, 17 minutes to go. Francis with a throw in. Jones mis-kicks the ball. Arter has a high kick but plays on. Arter took a boot in the face and is receiving treatment. Scott Arfield comes off and Stanislas comes on after 75 minutes.

Grabban with the ball finds Pugh. Pitman now and Pugh wins a throw a throw off Trippier. Rantie gets a shot off but it's deflected to the keeper. 13 minutes to go. Heaton slips, while Vokes and ward have a ding-ding battle. Camp clears the ball as Burnley start playing more direct says Kris Temple.

Ward wins the ball in front of Vokes. Burnley have it with Mee at left back, then Duff. Arter chases and Grabban has the ball back to Camp and Vokes almost got in on goal. Marney finds Treacy, Vokes steals in but the ball had too much on it.

Treacy takes on Daniels but Charlie wins and goes long. Statnislav between Arter and Francis and a counter attack is stopped when Pugh had lots of space. Burnley have a corner on 80 minutes. Vokes win it, but AFCB win the second ball and Grabban clears.

"Eddie Howe's Barmy Army" rings out. Burnley claim a handball on Arter but it's not given and Ward heads the ball away. The home crowd are very vocal now and they have another corner, 7 Minutes to go.

Stanislav's ball in finds Ings and he scores to make the score 1:1. Ing's got between Francis and the keeper to score! Oh no!! AFCB make a sub as Rantie comes off and Thomas comes on. Willo said he could not see the goal coming. 84 minutes have gone.

Grabban is closed down by Stanislav. Stanislav plays the ball to Trippier and Daniels is shown a yellow card for his challenge. The free kick comes in and Camp claws it away for a corner. Treacy took the free kick. Bournemouth are hanging on now. AFCB make a sub as Pugh is replaced by Richard Hughes.

Burnley take a throw. Mee to the near post and Arter clears. Mee plays it back in but Vokes shoots wide and over. Francis has the ball and then Hughes. Burnley then have a throw in their own half. Hughes has the ball with Francis who slipped and the ball is set back to Camp. Francis clears again.

AFCB have a throw and there are 5 minutes of extra time. AFCB fans sing "Keep the red flag flying high." Hughes catches one of the Burnley players and is given a yellow card for his challenge on Vokes. The free kick comes in and Shackell's header goes straight to Camp.

Pitman flicks the ball on to Thomas. Trippier has the ball now and Stanislav. Grabban has the ball but Thomas is given offside. Only a minute left now. Heaton takes the free kick. Cook wins the ball but Traecy has a shot which goes out for a goal kick.

AFCB make another sub as MacDonald comes on for O'Kane. Burnley have a throw back to their own goal. Then the referee blows for the end of the game 1:1.

Camp, Francis, Ward, Cook, Daniels, Arter, O'Kane (MacDonald 96), Pugh (Hughes 88), Grabban, Pitman, Rantie (Thomas 85).

Jalal, Elphick, Surman, MacDonald, Hughes, Harte, Thomas.

Heaton, Trippier, Mee, Shackell, Arfield (Stanislas 76), Duff, Marney, Jones, Kightly (Treacy 60), Vokes, Ings.

Burnley Subs
Lafferty, Stanisla, Cisak, Edgar, Stock, Treacy and Long.

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