Monday, 6 October 2014

AFCB's win against Bolton was just the ticket

It has been a hard few weeks for AFCB supporters. While the League Cup games have gone well, it has not been at all easy in the Championship. The importance of the Bolton away win is huge. It is not just that the Cherries secured their second away win of the season in the league but the manner in which the result was achieved and the circumstances of the day yo beat managerless Bolton.

AFCB players really put in a shift with 10-men for 60 minutes against Bolton.
When everything has been seemingly going against you and the pressure is on to get points it cannot of been a great feeling for the team when Yann Kermoirgant was shown the red card. "Oh no, not again!" were my thoughts and it must have struck the players that the referees have it in for the side at the moment.

I was not surprised that Eddie Howe did not make a substitution after the sending off as playing one up front was a simple enough change and even with nine outfield players and a keeper, AFCB quickly showed that they could still control the game. The Cherries were able to get to half time without conceding and that must have given Eddie Howe the confidence to keep things as they were for the second half and getting that first goal proved vital. Bolton played well then and got back into the match with an equaliser, but the second half performance of the Cherries must have made Eddie Howe smile. This time Callum Wilson put away his finished and the Cherries continued to use him as a threat on the break to good effect.

Now the team goes into the two week break thinking that they are a good team and can still get better. The big job that Eddie Howe has to do now is get the team playing better when they are at Dean Court.  

There is a new podcast out from All Departments that reviews Bolton 1 v 2 AFCB.  To listen visit the All Departments' website or scroll down the right hand side bar of Cherry Chimes and click on the All Derpartments' sound bar.

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