Thursday, 29 October 2020

Super sub Danjuma sinks Bristol City at Dean Court 1-0

 Match report
18 October 2020
AFCB 1 v 0 Bristol City

It is still not the fluent Bournemouth we want to see but an Arnaut Danjuma goal, having come on from the subs bench, late on in the second half is going to lift the mood at Dean Court. Bournemouth had struggled to get any clean strike on target and had been fortunate not to go behind when King cleared a shot off the line, and Bristol came close with Diédhiou hitting the post in the first half. Bournemouth played with more fire in the second half and the goal was an excellent reward having stepped up the performance. But the Championship is not proving an easy ride and Bournemouth have plenty to work on in front of goal.

Danjuma gets the job done.

Jason Tindall brought Dan Gosling into the centre of midfield, Solanke started upfront, Adam Smith came into the left wing-back position and Junior Stanislas started on the right-wing. Jefferson Lerma was injured while Philip Billing, Diego Rico and Arnaut Danjuma moved to the bench.
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Match Report
Bournemouth could go second with a win tonight. The Cherries keep the ball well at the start, but then Bristol get the first shot away from Semenyo who shoots wide from the centre of the box.

Diédhiou is offside. A chance for Bournemouth to get forward. Bristol City are pressing well and Bournemouth are making slow progress to get out of their own half.

Josh King is offside from a Lewis Cook pass. Solanke is tripped on the edge for the box. Bournemouth have a central free kick. Step up Mr Stanislas. Junior fires the kick just past the left post.

Diédhiou is offside again. Bournemouth won't mind that if the flag keeps going up. Adam Smith has been fouled. Taylor Moore has conceded corner to Bournemouth with Jack Stacey doing well.

Adam Smith makes a good tackle to stop a Bristol City break. Adam Smith gets in an offside position. Stanislas blasts the ball across the box but King can't get to it. Bakinson takes aim and forces a save from Begovic, corner to Bristol City. Diédhiou has headed over.

Stacey is getting forward but has been fouled by Rowe. Solanke does well on the turn and puts in a cross but it is cleared for a corner with King coming in. The keeper drops the ball but gets away with it.

Bristol City go close with the ball coming off Steve Cook for a corner. Josh King clears off the line from the corner and Kalas' header. All the other games tonight in the Championship have had a goal. Bournemouth have kept clean sheets in their last two home games, but they nearly conceded then.

Begovic finds Solanke with a long ball. The striker forces a save from Bentley. Steve Cook goes for a bicycle kick but his foot is too high. Josh King fouls. Mepham wins a free kick in his own half.

Semenyo wins a free kick. Begovic saves off the post from Diédhiou for a Bristol City corner.

AFCB Possession 50%, shots 2, shots on target 0, corners 3, fouls 3
Bristol City Possession 50%, shots 6, shots on target 1, Corners 4, fouls 6

Second half
No changes at half time. King does well chasing down a ball but Gosling can't control it and shoots wide. Adam Smith finds King in space but he is blocked.

Bournemouth have started better this half. Solanke passes to King who backheels but Solanke is blocked. Lloyd Kelly wins a free kick.

Kelly crosses for Solanke and his flick hits the far post - close! Kelly is getting forward and Stanislas comes inside but shoots wide. Bournemouth are piling on the pressure but still haven't managed a shot on target. It has to be time for Danjuma soon.

Solanke has a shot blocked. Bournemouth have a corner. Stacey fouls. Begovic saves a header from Diédhiou.
Lewis Cook has a shot but it's right at the keeper - at least that is a shot on target. Lloyd Kelly into Solakne, he goes down but not a penalty. Stanislas makes a foul.

Danjuma replaces Stanislas on 76 minutes, not before time Tindall used his subs. Solanke has a shot that goes wide.
Chris Brunt replaces Semenyo on 78 minutes. Danjuma has a go from far out but shoots wide. 80 minutes and Bournemouth take the lead. Lewis Cook plays it through to Solanke. Solanke and Danjuma combine and Danjuma chips it over Bentley to make it 1-0. It was a great touch from Solanke, but Danjuma had to be quick to make the finish from an acute angle. Danjuma's third goal of the season.

Chris Martin and Nakhi Wells are on for Diédhiou and Jack Hunt as Bristol City chase the game on 82 minutes.

Adam Smith shoots but it's an easy save for Bentley. Bournemouth are starting to increase their shots on target.

Into added time. Bristol City have a free kick, foul by Adam Smith. Steve Cook heads away.
Bournemouth found it hard at first to get forward in this game. They tried to play positively but just weren't getting shots on goal and Bristol Cty were good opposition. The whole game changed when Danjuma came on. He has the Midas touch in front of goal at the moment and scored a great goal when he combined with Solanke. The clean sheet will also be pleasing with Begovic playing well and King clearing one off the line in the first half, while Steve Cook was like a wall in defence. It was a narrow win but the three points put Bournemouth second six points behind Reading in second place. A good night's work.

AFCB line-up
AFCB Subs: Travers, Simpson, Rico, Billing, Riquelme, Danjuma, Surridge

Bristol City
1 Bentley. 22 Kalas, 23 Moore, 26 Vyner, 2 Hunt (Martin 82),  10 Paterson, 30 Bakinson,
11 O'Dowda, 25 Rowe, 18 Semenyo (Brunt 78), 9 Diédhiou (Wells 82)

Bristol City Subs
3 Dasilva, 4 Nagy, 7 Martin, 12 O'Leary, 21 Wells, 29 Brunt, 42 Massengo

1 comment:

  1. This is the third goal of the campaign set up by a deft touch from Solanke.
    Consistently impressed by contributions of Stacey at right wing back.