Sunday, 13 December 2020

Ruthless Bournemouth hand out a high-five to Huddersfield

Match Report
AFCB 5 v 0 Huddersfield Town
12 December 2020

Solanke leads teh charge with a brace against Huddersfield Town.

The crowds injected the Christmas sparkle in Bournemouth's stride as they quickly went about establishing a 3-0 first half lead against Huddersfield Town. Dominic Solanke was in terrific form slotting away a couple of goals in the first 13 minutes before David Brooks scored a spectacular goal from the edge of the box to make it 3-0 on 21 minutes. Huddersfield just made too many mistakes and this day AFCB's finishing was razor-sharp. They continued second half with a sensational defence sllitting run and goal from Junior Stanislas before Sam Surridge came on to make it five. It could have been more but the home crowd was just as pleased to see Bournemouth's third-youngest player ever, Ajani Burchall, get a run out before the game drew to a close.

Bournemouth made two changes with Diego Rico suspended and Chris Mepham dropping out of the starting line-up. That gave Jack Simpson a start and Jefferson Lerma came back into the starting line-up, but there was no Arnaut Danjuma or Josh King to be seen.


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Match Description
The Cherries played a back four for this game as they looked for their third clean sheet in a row. They got off to the perfect start with Dominic Solanke dinking the shot over the keeper from inside the box on seven minutes. He did well after latching on to a pass from David Brooks.

Begovic had to make a good save from Bacuma but in the flash of a second Bournemouth were at it again on 13 minutes when Huddersfield play out from the back terribly and Solanke made it 2-0 off a Jefferson Lerma pass. 

Huddersfield tried to come back with shots Bacuna and Danny Ward, but Bournemouth got their blocks in and Begovic was equal to Ward's shot. Huddersfield went closer when Brooks, who was carded, gave away a free kick and Lewis O'Brien shot wide from distance.

Lerma then picked out Solanke again who brought the ball down and played it back to Brooks who made it 3-0 on 21 minutes. Brooks curled the ball delightfully into the top corner.

Huddersfield were still having the bravery to go forward, but Bournemouth were in devastating form in front of goal. Lewis O'Brien was proving to be the main threat from Huddersfield. Toffolo was Huddersfield's first player to be booked, while Rowe saw another attempt go over before half time.

Brooks then went close again with a  strike just wide of the left post.

Second Half
Huddersfield replaced Ben Hammer with Ryan Schofield at the start of the half. But Huddersfield couldn't get a goal to get into the game, even if they hadn't given up hope.

Jaden Brown was subbed for Diarra to come on and Mbenze replaced Ward as the visitors looked for a way to get back into the game.

Bournemouth found their stride again with a good move that saw Billing force a save from Schofield with the ball coming off the post. Kelly also made a brilliant last-ditch tackle in to stop Mbenzi going one on one with Begovic.

Solanke then went close with a drive from 25 yards. Billing and Brooks were then subbed on 64 minutes for Surridge and Gosling.

The game was completely taken away from Huddersfield when Junior Stanislas ran from halfway beating three or more players with a direct run through the heart of the Huddersfield team before beating the keeper and making it 4-0 - it was an amazing goal.

Just to remind everyone that Bournemouth have a very good striker that should be getting more game time, Sam Surridge got his name on the score sheet after Solanke slipped a quick pass to Gosling who fired it over to Surridge to make it 5-0.

Tindall decided to sub Solanke on 70 minutes for Riquelme to come on and Huddersfield subbed Toffolo and O'Brien for Chrichlow and Vallejo.

Adam Smith's cross put Riquelme in on goal but Shcofield pulled off a good save from the Bournemouth sub.

Vallejo fired wide following a corner before Gosling saw his shot saved as Bournemouth pushed for a sixth goal.

Burchall at 16-years-old made his AFCB debut and Zemura also came on as Junior Stanislas and Adam Smith were replaced on 87 minutes. Riquelme then skied a free kick.

A spectacular return to winning ways for Bournemouth with a happy 1200 fans watching on inside Dean Court for the first time in 287 days. Huddersfield were dispatched with superb finishing from a Bournemouth side who are starting to eye the top positions now on a permanent basis. The goal scorers are in fine form and Bournemouth are the team nobody wants to play in the Championship at the moment with plenty of gilas in the side and their third clean sheet in a row.

Huddersfield: 1 Hamer (Schofield 45). 29 Rowe, 35 Edmonds-Green, 23 Sarr, 3 Toffolo (Chrichlow 72), 10 Pritchard, 8 O'Brien  (Vallejo 71), 7 Bacuna, 11 Diakhaby, 25 Ward (Mbenza 56), 28 Brown (Diarra 53)

Huddersfield Town Subs
31 Schofield, 2 Ávila, 5 Vallejo MΓ­nguez, 14 Eiting, 18 Mbenza, 22 Campbell, 27 Crichlow,  34 Daly, 40 Diarra

AFCB Line-up
AFCB Subs: Travers, Zeura, Ofoborh, Kilkenny,
Gosling, Bruchill, Riquelme, Anthony, Surridge

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