Sunday, 18 October 2020

QPR hold the Cherries to 0-0 draw

Bournemouth largely had Asmir Begovic to thank for getting a 0-0 draw against QPR. It was an international week hangover for the Cherries. AFCB really didn't make much impression in this game and were second best in the first half with only Dominic Solanke getting a shot away. The Cherries improved second half, but the Cherries couldn't create enough quality and fell flat for much of the match with QPR looking most likely to score.

AFCB only manage a 0-0 draw against QPR

Jason Tindall didn't make any changes to the starting line-up. The bench did change though with Zemura, Riquelma, Danjuma and Stanislas joining the bench. There were no places for Philip Billing, David Brooks, Josh King or Jadon Anthony.

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Match description
Bournemouth started on the back foot with QPR winning the first corner. Begovic makes a sharp save down low from Osayi-Samuel. 

Chair is playing well and putting in the crosses for QPR. Luke Amos misses a headed chance. QPR are on top and force their third corner off Chris Mepham. 

Not a great start by Bournemouth. Rico goes on a good run but is blocked. Steve Cook's makes a foul on Osayi-Samuel. Stacey has won a corner for AFCB. Rico is offside.

Lewis Cook takes a free kick. Begovic has to come out to beat Bonne to the ball. Lewis Cook passes to Amos and QPR  are in. Bonne shoots but Begovic's foot makes the save with ball hitting the post. Steve Cook concedes a corner.

A chance again for Bonne but he can't get the touch to finish it off. No shots yet from Bournemouth after half an hour's play. Amos is caught offside.


Mepham gets the ball up to Solanke. Solanke drives the shot just wide. Begovic has a problem with his ankle but continues.

Chair is off to receive treatment. Kakay has been booked for a foul on Adam Smith. Osayi-Samuel is now carded for bringing down Adam Smith.

AFCB  1 Shot, 0 shots of target, 50% possession, 1 corner, 5 fouls
QPR 4 shots, 2 shots on target, 50% possession, 4 corners, 8 fouls


Second half
Gosling and Rico give away fouls at the start of the second half. Rico has been booked. QPR get a cross in but Osayi-Samuel can only hit the side-netting.

Solanke is brought down by Chair who is carded. Rico makes another foul, he'll need to be careful. Sam Surridge is subbed for Danjuma on 60 minutes, while Stacey and Adan Smith switch flanks.

Bournemouth win a corner off Dickie. Rico shoots but is blocked. Danjuma shoots and is blocked, no penalty. Gosling has a shot but is blocked. Bournemouth are upping the pace.

Adomah is on for Osayi-Samuel on 67 minutes. Chair crosses and Rico clears before Adomah for a corner. Stacey's cross finds Solanke but he heads wide.


Carroll is on for Amos on 72 minutes. Stanislas replaces Lerma on 76 minutes as AFCB push for a winner. Solanke gets free in the box but only finds the side-netting after Lewis Cook's pass. Danjuma is offside.

QPR on the break. Adomah and Carroll, before Bonne curls a shot over. Willock comes on for Chair on 83 minutes.

Solanke clears a free kick, but QPR have a corner on 90 minutes. Three minutes of added time. Bonne is offside.


Bournemouth keep their unbeaten record, but fall short of putting in a dazzling performance. They really didn't get out of the blocks in the first half and fell under a lot of pressure from QPR. When Daniuma came on in the second half AFCB were much more effective and started to believe they could win it. But a draw keeps AFCB in the hunt and Tndall may have to rethink his starting 11 after this slow start to the game.

AFCB line-up
AFCB Subs: Travers, Simpson, Zemura, Ofoborh. Requelme, Stanislas, Danjuma

13 Dieng, 24 Kakay, 4 Dickie, 6 Barbet, 3 Wallace, 12 Ball, 20 Cameron, 11 Osayi-Samuel (Adomah 67), 8 Amos (Carroll 72), 10 Chair (Willock 83), 7 Bonne

QPR Subs
2 Kane, 21 Willock, 22 Carroll, 23 Masterson, 26 Bettache, 32 Kelly, 37 Adomah

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