Sunday, 29 September 2019

The Cherries have to be satisfied with draw 2-2 against the Hammers

Match Report
AFCB 2 v 2 West Ham United
28 September 2019
Attendance: 10,729
Plenty of goals at Dean Court again.
Bournemouth almost had this game in the bag but a missed opportunity from Callum Wilson and a VAR offside decision prevented them from getting a 3-1 lead and West Ham came back to grab a point which was probably just about deserved. The Cherries had come from behind when Yarmolenko had put West Ham ahead on 10 minutes with a sharp shot into the corner. Josh King had got the Cherries back on level terms with a scrambled goal after a corner that needed a VAR decision, before it was finally given. The game looked to have swung Bournemouth's way when Callum Wilson swivelled to find the bottom corner of then net just a minute into the second half, but West Ham put the pressure on Bournemouth's defence which eventually game way when Aaron Cresswell rescued a point late on.
Bournemouth walk out against West Ham

There are more images on Match Day Gallery.

AFCB name an unchanged team. Ryan Fraser was ill and did not make the squad, but Arnaud Danjuma and Simon Francis made the subs bench.

West Ham fans Terry and Cameron talk to 
Cherry Chimes (we had a bit of a breeze affecting the sound)

Bournemouth soon knew it was going to be a rough afternoon. Harry Wilson took a late challenge from Cresswell in the opening minutes. Stacey kept the attack going but ran out of room.

Fornals took West Ham's first corner and Cresswell blasted his shot against King. Billlng ran up the left and and crossed for King, who took it down well and forced a save, but he's given offside.

Haller is offside on 15 minutes. Yarmolenko goes down but resumes a few moments later. Billing loses the ball and Aké has to block a shot from Fornals.

A cross from Anderson to Haller in the box. He turns and finds Yarmolenko who fires it into the left side of the goal on 10 minutes. West Ham go 1-0 up.

Aké is caught offside from a long ball from Rico. Corner, Rico puts the ball back in and it comes off Rico and King puts the ball in, but was he offside? VAR is checking the goal. After a long check the goal is given.Bournemouth are level on 17 minutes.

AFCB break. Stacey can't quit get their in time. Lerma gets a block on Noble for a corner on 25 minutes and Aké clears well.

Fredericks gets down the right and Stacey puts it out for another corner with Yarmolenko closing. A good run from Solanke and Harry Wilson wins the corner. Solanke heads over at the near post on 31 minutes. Rico is booked for a foul on Yarmolenko.

West Ham substitute Fabianski for Roberto Jiminez on 33 minutes. Cresswell fires over from the free kick.

Wilson plays Stacey in but the cross is too strong. West Ham break and Anderson crosses. At first it is cut out but works its way to Noble who fires wide. That was close.

Aké heads towards goal from the corner but it has no power. There are four minutes of added time. Great block by Stacey on Forlans, then Ramsdale saves from Anderson for a corner. It comes off Solanke. Ogbonna misses a header on the six yard box. Ramsdale punches. That's half time 1-1
1-1 at half-time
Second half
Solanke goes down the wing. He decides not to pass to Rico and Callum steps on the ball, but turns towards goal and fires in 2-1. Great run by Solanke beating two or three players and he got his head up to find King and Callum Wilson who turned well to score.

Forlans is blocked. Forlans a a on blocked by Billing. Free kick to the Hammers, Rico has to be careful.

Great move by Bournemouth. Callum Wilson was slipped in by Harry Wilson who pulled it back and King left it for Billing and it goes wide for a corner. The defender got a touch.

Aké scores from the corner, but it's offside. Solanke we think was offside and it's no goal.

Billing wins a free kick. Harry Wilson to Rico and Callum Wilson heads over. Corner to West Ham on 61 minutes. Yarmalenko fires just wide of the left post.

West Ham are dominating play. Stacey breaks but there is no Bournemouth player in the box. Corner now to Bournemouth on 65 minutes.

Stacey to Wilson and the keeper just keeps it out for a corner. Solanke gets under it and heads over.

Lanzini comes on for Forlans on 68 minutes. Anderson's shot is blocked by Stacey. Shot saved by Ramsdale from Fredericks. Yarmolenko crosses to Anderson and he heads it but its cleared off the line by Aké.

Solanke flicks it on to Harry Wilson who is running at goal and plays it to Wilson on and the keeper saves with his feet on 72 minutes.That was a great chance to extend the lead.

Bournemouth don't get hold of it and Anderson heads it down and Cresswell on the left makes it 2-2 shooting across Ramsdale on 74 minutes. Noble is subbed for Wilshere.

Solanke is just kept out by Diop. Harry Wilson goes off for Danjuma on 78 minutes. Diop is booked. Rico in for Callum Wilson and Roberto saves low down at his near post.

Lerma in to Solanke but the shot is half hit. Lerma to King, who goes down - shirt pulling by Cresswell, no penalty. Steve Cook is booked.AFCB sub Stacey and Billing. On come Lewis Cook and Simon Francis on 89 minutes.

Lerma is booked for a foul on Haller. Three added minutes. Francis chips over the top and Callum Wilson crosses but right into the keeper's arms. Full-time 2-2.

Another point to the total.
A tough game. Bournemouth had the game in their hands but just couldn't kill off West Ham. They had started slowly and had come out much more alert in the second half. But West Ham are a hard fighting team and they never gave up. A draw was not a bad result when Yarmolenko and Fornals had a lot of the game for the Hammers. But a VAR disallowed goal, Callum Wilson's one-on -one and Creswell's tug on Josh King in the box could have given Bournemouth the edge, if one of those instances had turned out differently. Still, Ramsdale again showed why he is Bournemouth's number one and Jack Stacey had his best game for the Cherries.

West Ham Utd
1 Fabianski, 24 Fredericks, 23 Diop, 21 Ogbonna, 3 Creswell, 41 Rice.
7 Yarmolenko, 16 Noble, 18 Fornals, 8. Anderson, 22 Haller

West Ham Subs
13 Roberto Jimenez, 4 Balbuena, 5 Zabaleta, 11 Snodgrass, 19.Wilshere,
27 Ajeti, 10 Lanzini

Ref Watch: Stuart Atwell 2/10 let far too much go. there were some nasty moments in the game and he didn't nip it in the bud.

AFCB Ratings
Ramsdale 7, Stacey 8, S Cook 7 Aké 7 Rico 7, H Wilson 6, Billing 6, Lerma 7,  King 7,
C Wilson 7 Solanke 6
AFCB Line-up
AFCB Subs: 1 Boruc, 2 Francis, 6 Surman, 10 Ibe,
14 Danjuma, 16 L Cook, 33 Mepham
Cherry Chimes' MoM: Jack Stacey

Score Prediction winner @james_rood

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