Sunday, 1 November 2020

Riquelme volley salvages a 1-1 draw for AFCB against Derby

Another slow start from Bournemouth led to the visitors going ahead after Billing had given a free kick away on the edge of the box. Graeme Shinnie stabbed the ball into the goal after a scramble in the box and Bournemouth found it hard to get going until the end of the first half when Solanke looked like he would score, but Marshall tipped the ball over the bar. Bournemouth chucked the subs on in the second half but it was the last of them, Rodrigo Riquelme that volleyed an equaliser on 81 minutes to save Bournemouth's unbeaten record. The real hero though was Steve Cook who saved a shot on the line with his face. That kind of commitment is just so brave and he deserves man of the match for that alone.

AFCB have to fight hard just to get a draw against Derby Co.

Jason Tindall kept the rotation going by bringing back Diego Rico, Arnaut Danjuma and Philip Billing back to the starting line-up. Out went Josh King, Lloyd Kelly and Dan Gosling while David Brooks returned to the subs bench.

The Disrupted Season (2019-20) completes the story of Eddie Howe's reign at AFC Bournemouth - it's available now for £11.49 as a paperback - visit Amazon to order

Match Description
Derby County get the game underway and Jack Stacey gets the first tackle in. Jason Knight is booked for a sliding foul on Adam Smith.

Derby set up 5-2-3 when they haven't got the ball trying to stop Adam Smith and Jack Stacey joining AFCB's attack.  Rico fouls. Waghorn curls a shot over the bar. Lawrence and Rooney linked up well before passing to Wehorn.

Rooney for Shinnie and his shot is blocked. Solanke on the counter but Stanislas is beaten to the ball by Clarke. Stacey makes a foul. Steve Cook fouls. Derby keep winning the ball back in AFCB's half.

Bournemouth defend a free kick. Matt Clarke heads just onto the roof of the net. Rico was a bit slow in keeping hold of Clarke. Billing fouls Knight on the edge of the box. Bournemouth need more discipline and Billing has been booked.

Rooney's free kick hits the wall, it's a scramble Waghorn wins the knockdown and Graeme Shinnie has scored 0-1 to Derby County. Adam Smith and Soanke couldn't clear in time. It went in off Steve Cook on 14 minutes.


Billing is blocked. Stanislas wins a free kick. Bournemouth haven't got into their stride yet. The free kick is punched clear by Marshall. Solanke is fouled. Lawrence goes down under pressure from Steve Cook but it's gone behind for a goal kick.

Adam Smith and Danjuma. Danjuma goes down but nothing doing. Rico is booked for a foul on Bryne. Solanke heads clear.  

Stanislas can't beat Shinnie. Knight and Waghorn in the middle but the shot is right at Begovic. Byrne on the right is tackled by Lewis Cook.

Billing to Solanke on the left. Adam Smith back to Billing. Good possession, but Danjuma lost the ball. Solanke turns well and chips to the far post. Stacey shoots poorly at Marshall.

Stacey is into the area and Clarke tackles. Waghorn on the break and Mepham slides in. Stanislas is in trouble. Clarke took his knee. Stanislas is up. Stacey's shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Stanislas over hits a pass. Shinnie and Knight are dominating midfield. Solanke puts a shot wide. Billing to Stanislas and Solanke sees his shot saved over the bar. Great save by the keeper. 

Derby are under pressure, but clear the corner. Four minutes of added time. Stacey and Danjuma. Danjuma has overrun it.

AFCB possession 70%, 3 shots, 2 shots on target, 1 corner 10 fouls
Derby Co possession 30%, 6 shots, 2 shots on target, 0 corners, 7 fouls.


Second Half
Josh King replaces Stanislas. Lawrence shoots wide from outside the box. King to Danjuma and Billing fires wide. 

Byrne breaks. Adam Smith gets back at him. Lawrence and Clarke, but Bournemouth clear. King is tackled by Shinnie. King is offside.

Danjuma and Shinnie tackles for a Bournemouth corner. Steve Cook send a pass out to Rico. Stacey comes forward. Danjuma can't beat Byrne. Mepham is down.

Clarke clears another Bournemouth attack. Adam Smith has intercepted off Knight. 


Steve Cook wins possession off Lawrence. Derby are dropping deep. Holmes comes on for Rooney on 60 minutes. Danjuma across goal and Shinnie clears. Free kick to Bournemouth as Rico is fouled.

Rico into the area with the free kick but it's cleared. 

Lewis Cook through to Danjuma, he's hit the post. Danjuma again and Marshall makes the save on 63 minutes.

Brooks is on for Stacey on 69 minutes. Bournemouth go to a 4-3-3. Derby are sitting back. Brooks in field and King tries to lay it off for Solanke but Marshall has the ball.

Begovic clears. Shinnie is taken out by Adam Smith. It's one-way traffic. Danjuma across the face of goal. Derby are trying to hang on to a 0-1 win. Bournemouth's unbeaten record isunder threat. Riquelme is coming on now for Billing.

Larwence and Byrne. Holmes and Lawrence fires across goal and it's come off Steve Cook for Derby's first corner. Knight drives it at goal but Begovic saves well.

Lewis Cook up to King and he's down on the edge of the box - free kick. Shinnie made the foul. Brooks is lining it up. Brooks hits the wall. Rico crosses and it's volleyed in by Riquelme. Superb finish. What a first goal for the new signing.

Wisdom is on for te Wierke on 81 minutes.

Riquelme is fouled. Danjuma in the box pulls it back. King and Smith and Danjuma at the far post but the flag has gone up. Knight to Buchanhan, blocked on the line by Steve Cook. That was an amazing block by Steve Cook - game saving. It caught Cook on the side of the face and he is flat on the ground.

King into the near post and Solanke and it's a corner off of Clarke. Rico takes. Brooks and it's headed away. Danjuma and Rico. Rodrigues, Brooks and back to Danjuma but he can't get there before Marshall on 88 minutes.

Can Bournemouth get a late winner? Buchanan, half-cleared. Brooks on the counter is tackled. Lewis Cook long to King. Brooks and Danjuma to Ridrgues and the drive goes behind for a goal kick. Five added minutes.

Solanke and Danjuma tries to go around Marshall but the keeper has saved it for a throw-in. Lewis Cook to Riquelme who crosses.  Derby substitute Waghorn for Sibley. 

Danjuma against Byrne Solanke and King turns and fires wide. Bournemouth are coming on strong but is it too late. Sibley out to Buchanan. His cross is blocked. 

The Disrupted Season (2019-20) completes the story of Eddie Howe's reign at AFC Bournemouth 
- it's available now for £11.49 as a paperback - visit Amazon to order

Bournemouth have to find a way to start games better than this. Derby were much the better side in the first half with Shinnie dominating midfield. Without Lerma Bournemouth look short of steel in the middle. Bournemouth had to bring on Brooks, King and Riquelme to fight their way back into the age and game and it was another late Bournemouth game that salvaged a point.

AFCB line-up

AFCB Subs: Travers, Simpson, Gosling, Riquelme, King, Surridge

Derby:Marshall, 6 te Wierke (Wisdom 81), 12 Bryne, 4 Shinnie, 16 Clarke, 26 Buchanan,  33 Davies, 38 Knight, 10 Lawrence, 32 Rooney (Holmes 60), 9 Waghorn (Sibley 90+2), 

Derby Subs: Ross, Wisdom, Forsyth, Bielik, Kazim-Richards, Sibley, Holmes.

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1 comment:

  1. We were overrun in midfield. This will not happen once Lerma returns.