Saturday, 4 October 2014

Wilson double sees Cherries beat Bolton 1-2 with 10-men!

Match Description
Bolton 1 v 1 AFCB
4 October 2014
Attendance: 13,033 (including 390 Cherries supporters)

The idea was certainly to attack Bolton at the Macron stadium. Eddie Howe decided to play two up front which had not been seen in away game since the opening day when the team played so well at Huddersfield. Eddie Howe brought back Artur Boruc and Yann Kermorgant to the starting line up along with Charlie Daniels and Marc Pugh. Meanwhile, Rantie and Francis were brought into the squad but O'Kane and Stanislas were left out of the 18.

AFCB got on top after the first 10 minutes with Ritchie bringing out the best in Andy Lonergran. Wilson and Kermorgant were also seeing much of the ball, while Marc Pugh and Harry Arter were also getting forward. Matt Mills was given the first yellow card for a foul on Callum Wilson, but the big moment came in the 35th minute when Yann Kermorgant was sent off for a high kick on Mark Davies. Beckford and Ritchie both had efforts go wide but there was no goals in the first half.

At half time AFCB had taken 10 shots with four on target compared to Bolton's five shots with two on target. The Cherries had been very dominant with 66 per cent of possession and six corners compared to two. Bolton had also committed seven fouls compared to AFCB's two but Yann Kermorgant had been sent off for his high kick! The second game in a row where AFCB had had a player sent off

The second half started with a bang as Callum Wilson raced through to put the Cherries 1-0 up but with six minutes Jay Spearing had hit a powerful equaliser from 25 yards out! Bolton looked to have found their stride and came close again when Craig Davies shot came off Elphick and hit the bar! Bolton continued to press with Lee-Chung Yong forcing a save from Boruc and corners followed as the momentum started to turn towards the home team. 

However, Harry Arter delivered a defence splitting pass for Callum Wilson and he finished to make it 1-2 to the Cherries on 68 minutes. Craig Davies was the most dangerous Bolton player but AFCB were keeping him out and he was finally subbed as the half drew near to the last 20 minutes. Francis was continuing to supply some great crosses and Ritchie was having a lot of joy as well on the right wing. Max Clayton came on for Neil Danns with 15 minutes remaining.

In the last 10 minutes it was nail biting time for AFCB fans. Chris Herd was booked for a foul on Pugh and the Cherries looked to keep going forward. They had to defend a corner that was conceded by Charlie Daniels but managed that safely. With two minutes of normal time to go Adam smith came on for Ritchie who was one of AFCB's star players on the day. Another corner saw danger averted again and Pitman replaced goal hero Callum Wilson.

The final score was 1-2 to AFCB but the second half had seen Bolton improve considerably with 14 shots in all during the match equalling AFCB and seven shots on target. AFCB only managed six shots on target but got the victory that takes them up to 11th in the table. I expect some lively discussion about the Yann Kermorgant sending off and AFCB's thoughts on the referee!

Official Tweets from AFC Bournemouth
01: Artur Boruc is called into action immediately as Craig Davies gets a shot in with seconds on the clock. Parried and cleared.

03: Matt Ritchie puts in a deep cross that Marc Pugh can't quite reach. Goal kick for the Trotters.

04: Kermorgant unleashes a shot from the edge of the area which Lonergan palms away for a corner.

11: Craig Davies sees another effort from inside the Cherries' box beaten away by Artur Boruc.

14: A super last ditch tackle from Steve Cook denies Craig Davies 18 yards out.

18: Wilson links with Andrew Surman, but the striker's shot is deflected away.

18: Moments later Matt Ritchie hits one from distance which the keeper has to parry low to his left. Good shot, great save.

22: Great ball from Ritchie sees Francis put through. His cutback is met by a first time effort by Kermorgant, but it's blocked.

25: Ritchie cuts back across the edge of the area. Arter can't reach it, but Pugh takes a touch before blasting over the bar.

27: Nice spell of possession but no killer pass. Arter sprays one over the bar from 30 yards

29: Wilson with a mazy run down the left but is put on his backside. Cherries want a penalty, but free kick awarded.

31: Off the line! Kermorgant nearly curls it into the top corner but Dervite is on the line to head clear! Very close

36: Yann Kermorgant is show a red card for a high foot!

37: It was an unnecessary challenge from Kermorgant on Mark Davies, and the Cherries are down to ten.

39: Bolton streaming forward trying to capitalise. Beckford flashes a volley just wide.

43: Ritchie lets one go from 30 yards and the keeper has to push it round his post. Great shot

45: There will be two minutes of added time here. Beckford crashes one into the side netting

Artur Boroc is booked.

HALF TIME: 0-0. Cherries down to 10 men (again) but still level on the scoreboard

Second Half
We're back underway here with one change for Wanderers, with Pratley replacing Mark Davies. (46) 0-0

46:GGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLL!!! Wilson scores! #bwfc 0-1 #afcb.

46: Wilson squeezes the ball between Lonergan's legs in the first attack of the second half.

GOAL: A rifled effort from Spearing levels the scores.

52: Goal for Bolton. Jay Spearing hits one from 25 yards and it fizzes past Boruc. #BWFC 1-1

57: Craig Davies' effort flicks off the outstretched leg of Tommy Elphick and onto the bar. A let off for the Cherries there.

61: Boruc spills a long range effort but recovers excellently to deny Beckford one on one. Offside anyway

62: The official attendance today is 13,033 with 390 making the long trip north. Thank you to every one of you.


68: Harry Arter's peach of a through ball is chested down by Wilson and guided past Lonergan. #BWFC1v3 #AFCB

76: Neil Danns hits the upright with an overhead kick, but the linesman already had his flag up for offside. Still #BWFC 1-2 #AFCB .

80: Chris Herd goes into the book for a foul on Marc Pugh.

85: Five minutes of normal time remaining here. Cherries soaking up pressure and trying to retain possession when they have it.

88: Adam Smith comes on for Matt Ritchie, who has had a fine game.

90: There will be three minutes added on.

90+2: Pitman is coming on for Wilson. Meanwhile, Bolton have a corner and the keeper is up.

90+3: The ball is cleared and Smith is fouled on the halfway line running full pelt.

That's it! Full time at the Macron Stadium. The Cherries win all three points! #BWFC 1-2 #AFCB.

Boruc, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels, Ritchie (Smith 88), Arter, Surman, Pugh, Kermorgant, Wilson (Pitman 92). 

AFCB Substitutes
Flahavan, Smith, Harte, Gosling, Fraser, Rantie, Pitman.

Bolton Wanderers
Lonergan, Herd, Mills, Dervite, Ream, Danns (Clayton 76), Spearing, M Davies (Pratley 45), Chung-Yong, C Davies (Mason 71), Beckford.

Kenny, Clayton, Feeney, Medo, Mason, McNaughton, Pratley. 


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