Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cherries dish out first half lesson to Pompey 2-3

The Cherries set out to play Portsmouth with a fair few rested presumably for the Swansea fixture in a few days time. Eddie Howe is still likely to be concerned though at the missing figure of Lee Camp, while Darryl Flahavan is also out for the moment. Cargill was again given a chance to impress and on the bench it was pleasing to see both Matthews and Stockley.

On the Pompey side Danny Hollands got a start while Agymang would be the threat up front. Sadly as noted yesterday Wes Fogden was injured. AFCB lined up in their home kit while Pompey wore their home blue kit. Some 4061 fans turned up with 267 AFCB fans.

The first belonged to AFCB with most of the action down at Pompey's end. The big talking point though was Tokelo Rantie. I still think he is the player that splits opinion like no other at the Cherries. To score in three minutes though he instantly becomes a hero in my book and many others. Brett Pitman is also often seen as back up striker but he is coming into some good form and notched up his fourth pre-season goal before half time to make it 0-2 to the Cherries. Harry Arter then got in on the act on 36 minutes to make it 0-3 as we wondered what kind of score AFCB might end up with by the end of the night.

Pompey made nine changes though for the second half and on 74 minutes James Dunne scored the best goal of the night - a stunning volley to make it 1-3. That was not all the goal scoring though as Eunan O'Kane brought down Maloney in the box and Wallace made it 2-3 from the penalty spot. There was plenty of action and much for Eddie Howe to ponder on after a game like this.

Official AFCB Tweets.

01: The game is underway here at Fratton Park. #afcb #pompey

03: Goal to #afcb! #pompey

SNAPSHOT: Rantie volleys the lofted ball through Paul Jones in the @officialpompey goal to break the deadlock.
Rantie slots his chance away to give AFCB the lead. AFCB photo.
03: #afcb take the lead as Rantie receives Francis' ball over the top of the defence & hits it first time beyond Jones. #pompey 0-1 #afcb.

Apparently it went straight through the keeper's legs

14: Ritchie drills in a low shot from the edge of the area but it is just wide. #afcb dominating possession - they still lead #pompey 1-0.

21: Goal to #afcb! They now lead #pompey 2-0.

Pitman puts AFCB 0-2 up. AFCB photo.
21: Ritchie sends a sublime cross into the area for Pitman to head beyond Jones. #pompey 0-2 #afcb.
All to easy for the Cherries. AFCB Photo.

26: Buchel is forced into a smart saves, as he tips over Storey's effort. #afcb #pompey

36: Goal to #afcb! #pompey

Arter makes the most of Holland's mistake 0-3. AFCB photo.

36: Arter adds a third, capitalising on a mistake by ex-Cherries man Hollands to thump the ball into the back of the net. #pompey 0-3 #afcb

Half time at Fratton Park: #pompey 0-3 #afcb.

46: The second half is underway and #afcb remain unchanged. They lead #pompey 3-0.

Apparently Pompey make nine subs! Just Webster and Wallace remain from Portsmouth's starting line up.

Tonight's attendance at Fratton Park is 4,061, with 267 #afcb supporters. #pompey

70: First #afcb substitutions as O'Kane, Pugh, Daniels, Smith and McQuoid replace Stanislas, Rantie, Francis, MacDonald and Ritchie.

74: Goal to #pompey. #afcb

74: Dunne pulls one back for the hosts with a stunning long-range volley. #pompey 1-3 #afcb.

82: Penalty to #pompey. #afcb

83: Wallace makes no mistake from the spot, after Maloney was brought down by O'Kane. #pompey 2-3 #afcb.

87: With three minutes of normal time remaining, Howe replaces Arter with Matthews. #afcb

90: There will be three minutes of added time here. It's currently #pompey 2-3 #afcb.

Full time: #pompey 2-3 #afcb.

Buchel, Francis, Cook, Cargill, Harte Arter, Ritchie, MacDonald, Stanislas, Pitman, Rantie

AFCB subs
Pugh, Daniels, Smith, McQuiod, Matthews, Stockley, O'Kane

Jones, Webster, Shorey, Awford, Wynter, Whatmough, Storey, Hollands, Wallace, Barcham, Agyemang

Pompey subs
Poke, Bird, Ertyl, Devera, Butler, Dunne, Atangana, Maloney, Westcarr.

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