Sunday, 28 July 2019

AFCB sharpen their finishing at Brentford 1-3

Match Report
Brentford 1 v 3 AFCB
27 July 2019
Picture from Michael Dunne - All Departments:
Jack Stacy and Dominic Solanke celebrate AFCB's second goal.
The Cherries had a good spread of first team players out against Brentford and Jordan Ibe, Dominic Solanke and Sam Surridge got the goals for Bournemouth at a rain-soaked Griffin Park. The Cherries had to defend at times and really made the most of Brentford making a few mistakes. Brentford did get one goal back by substitute Marcus Force in the last five minutes. 

AFCB came out on their third away kit. Steve Fletcher was again on the commentary team. A good start by AFCB saw Ibe set away by Solanke, and the pull back fro Brooks was blocked.

Brentford came close with a shot from Canos after a mistake by Brooks, but Travers saved to his left. Mepham was doing well under pressure at the back. Bournemouth were allowing Brentford to press them at the back.

Solanke had a chance to feed in Brooks, but shot from 25 yards and screwed it wide. On seven minutes. Ibe also had a weak shot from the outside of the box straight at the keeper. Solanke again had a shot blocked as Brentford kept giving the ball away.

Canos played in Clarke down the side, but he could only hit the side netting for Brentford. Ibe made a good surging run through the middle on 16 minutes and Brooks was only stopped by the Brentford keeper coming and forcing a corner.

Ibe was playing positively on the left wing with Solanke  on his own up front and Brooks striding up the right wing. 

Steve Fletcher revealed that the first half was being played with a Championship ball and the second half would be he Premier League ball.

Mepham gave a foul away some 25 yards on Canos out on 25 minutes. Marcondes hit the free kick over the bar. Brooks was brought down three minutes later and let Rico take the free kick which was whipped over the bar.

AkΓ© was proving the  last man in defence for the Cherries. Ibe was in up on the left and cut back past Jansson and shot the Cherries into a 10-0 lead firing past Raya on 30 minutes.

Dasilva headed straight at Travers from a Brentford corner. Solanke was being closely marked by Jansson.

AkΓ© again gets to a Brentford cross first. Brooks and Solanke have been interchanging positions for the last  five minutes. Lerma played in Brooks but the AFCB winger couldn't get past the last defender.

Canos had a shot that Travers kept out by getting down to his knees. A mistake by the Brentford keeper lets Lerma in but Raya makes a mends with a save. It's 0-1 at half-time.


Second half
Marcus Force came on for Brentford to replace Canos. Butcher was riding his luck with a backpass to Travers just six yards out from the goal line and Travers had to slide across to make the pass.

Rico was taken out on the wing, but wasn't given a free kick. Solanke has taken a clearance from Raya straight in the head and he looks flat out on 50 minutes. He has got to his knees, but that hurt.

Stacey puts a cross n front of Ibe and Rico tries to play it back in but only finds Raya. Force has a shot that goes wide of the left post. Jansson heads over from the corner.

Steve Fletcher has seen that the ball is not the Premier League one. He's not amused. Dasilva plays in Clarke but the defender is offside and Travers saves in any case.

Brentford are having a spell here. Bournemouth can't get the ball. Rico has to get a header out. Mepham sweeps a ball clear.

The rain is quite heavy now. Ibe out to Brooks and the cross from Stacy lands at Solanke's feet who makes it 0-2 on 70 minutes at the near post, beating the keeper to the ball and in front of the defender.

David Brooks took a knock in the build up for the goal and Surridge has replaced him. Rico is getting down the left but his crosses are always being gobbled up easily by the keeper. Finally there is a cross from the left that misses the Brentford keeper from Ibe and Surridge makes it 3-0 on 76 minutes.

Cordner replaces Butcher on 77 minutes. Lerma's enjoying the superiority that AFCB have built up. He's well in control. Surridge is caught by Raya nd Bournemouth have a free kick.

Brentford make a sub and Sherring and Anthony come on for Bournemouth on 85 minutes. Lerma and Kilkenny have gone off.  Janssen clobbers Surridge but it's play on. Force is through against Travers and he has put it in the corner of the net.

It finishes 1-3.
A wet day out but enjoyable for AFCB fans.
A good work out for Bournemouth who scored a few goals and almost kept a clean sheet. There will be a worry that David Brooks had to come off but Ibe and Solanke will be pleased with their goals and Mepham enjoyed his return to Griffin Park. Lerma again showed his class in the middle and AkΓ© was great at sensing danger at the back.

42 Travers, 17 Stacey, 33 Mepham, 36 Butcher (Cordner77) , 5 AkΓ© (C), 21 Rico,
8 Lerma (Anthony 75), 53 Kilkenny (Sherring 85), 10 Ibe, 20 Brooks (Surridge 71), 9 Solanke

Dennis,  25 Cordner, 38 Sherring, 29 Anthony, 44 Surridge

Referee: Gavin Ward

1 Raya, 2 Clarke, 3 Dalsgaard, 4, Jeanvier (19), 5 Jansson, 6 Pinnock, 7 Canos (Force 45), 8 Dasilva, 9 +19 Norgaard (Subbed 85),  10 Marcondes, 11 Zamburek


Brentford Subs

14 Force,

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