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Matchday Live: AFC Bournemouth v Wigan Athletic
Updated 6:20pm Saturday 17th August 2013 in Sport
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- Live score: Cherries 1 (Grabban, 43) Wigan 0.
- Wigan's Callum McManaman sent off for a late lunge on Brett Pitman three minutes after coming on as a substitute.
- Pitman saw a penalty saved by Scott Carson early in the second half.
- Cherries: Allsop, Francis, Cook, Ward, Harte, Fraser, MacDonald, Arter, Pugh, Pitman, Grabban. Subs: Elphick, Surman, O'Kane, McDermott, Thomas, Stockley, Flahavan (g/k).
- Wigan: Carson, Boyce, Barnett, Perch, Crainey, Watson, McArthur, McCarthy, Beausejour, Holt, Maloney. Subs: McCann, McClean, Gomez, McManaman, Espinoza, Fortune, Nicholls (g/k).
- Team news is in and Brett Pitman makes a welcome return to the starting XI.
- Two changes for Cherries with Pitman and Ian Harte in for Andrew Surman (on the bench) and Charlie Daniels (injured).
Non-league FT's: Poole Town 2 St Albans City 1 and Biggleswade Town 0 Bashley 0.
Owen Coyle the panto villain at full time, had a few words with ref Graham Scott and Cherries left back Ian Harte before trudging off the pitch to a chorus of boos.
CHERRIES 1 WIGAN 0 FT
Non-league FT: New Milton Town 6 Andover New Street 3 (Wessex One)
James McCarthy's low drive drifts wide of Ryan Allsop's right-hand post.
CHERRIES substitution: Tommy Elphick replaces Marc Pugh after 90+3 minutes.
Non-league FT: Yate Town 2-1 Wimborne Town
Blocked by the wall and cleared...
Free kick Wigan, 20 yds out...
Referee adds 6 minutes on to the end of the match which we've just entered.
Non-league FT: Newport (IOW) 4 Verwood Town 1 (FA Cup)
Cherries in control here... 2 and a bit normal time to play.
CHERRIES: Brett Pitman for a late challenge on Emmerson Boyce on 81 minutes.
Non-league latest: Bournemouth Poppies 3-0 Highworth Town (FA Cup)
SUBSTITUTION FOR CHERRIES:
Wes Thomas replaces Ryan Fraser in 79th minute.
WIGAN: McClean booked for a poor challenge on Arter on 74 minutes.
Something about Wigan substitutes today...
ATTENDANCE: 9,097, including 689 away supporters.
Ten-man Wigan still enjoying strong spells of possession but, dare I say it, Cherries look solid.
20 minutes to play...
Wigan's Callum McManaman was on the pitch for three minutes and 14 seconds before being dismissed.
Leon Barnett sees a header cleared off the line by Marc Pugh for Wigan on 69 minutes.
WIGAN CHANGE: Marc Antoine Fortune replaces Grant Holt up front on 66 mins.
Non-league latest: Poole Town 2 St Albans City 1 - Steve Devlin.
Play has restarted without further incident.
59 MINS: WIGAN'S Callum McManaman for a late lunge on Pitman right in front of dugouts 3 minutes after coming on.
Tempers flare on both benches.
Owen Coyle has a right pop at Ian Harte (verbally).
Jason Tindall just trying to calm Cherries players down.
Ryan Allsop booked for time wasting prior to another goal kick.
Double change for Wigan: McClean and McManaman replace Beausejour and McArthur.
Harte mullers Maloney to earn a booking on 55 minutes.
Beausejour clatters Pitman on 53 minutes.
Pitman's spot kick SAVED by Carson low to the Wigan keeper's left.
FIRST-HALF ACTION: Goalscorer Lewis Grabban
Non-league latest: New Milton Town 5-2 Andover New Street.
A moment's hesitation from Grabban denies him the opportunity of a second goal after being played through by Pugh with 49 minutes on the clock.
Non-league latest: Bournemouth Poppies 1-0 Highworth Town HT (FA Cup)
Non-league latest: Newport (IOW) 1-0 Verwood Town (FA Cup)
Second half is underway at Dean Court...
Non-league: Melksham Town 1-2 Hamworthy United (FA Cup)
Non-league: Yate Town 1 Wimborne Town 0 HT
Non-league latest: New Milton Town 3 Andover New Street 2 HT.
CHERRIES 1 WIGAN 0
1 minute added time at the end of the first half.
Cherries 1 Wigan 0 Grabban 43 mins
Latched onto a suicidal backpass from Perch to round Carson and tuck the ball away.
LEWIS GRABBAN! 43rd minute
Good work from Pugh down left to centre for Grabban but his tame overhead kick drifts wide of the far post.
Harte whips it in low for Pitman to strike but Boyce blocks to prevent the opening goal. Closest we've come to breaking the deadlock.
Fraser earns a corner for Cherries...
Non-league latest: New Milton Town 2-0 Andover New Street
Fraser pounces on Perch's slip but cuts back into a crowded penalty area rather than shooting. Decent opening for Cherries.
Static defending causing concern at Wigan's latest corner but Watson's header eventually drifts out of play.
Still 0-0 after half an hour.
Holt, Perch and Barnett link up well to force a corner for Wigan, tidy play...
Non-league latest: Carl Pettefer levels for Poole Town who are now 1-1 with St Albans City.
Cherries finally on front foot with great link up play resulting in Pitman playing in Grabban who had the ball nicked off his toes by Scott Carson.
Arter fires a 20+ yard effort over the bar moments later.
Cherries' brightest spell.
Non-league latest: Bournemouth Poppies 1-0 Highworth Town - Aaron Corby from the penalty spot on 14 minutes.
Wigan corner in the 19th minute...
Wigan very comfortable in possession for long spells so far, Cherries having to do a lot of chasing.
Non-league latest: Poole Town 0 St Albans City 1.
Non-league latest: Yate Town 1 Wimborne Town 0.
At Dean Court, a Pitman corner comes to nothing before Beausejour's cross for McCarthy on the break just eludes the Latics man.
FRIENDLY RIVALRY - Eddie Howe and Owen Coyle before kick-off
Rain lashing down, Latics comfortable in possession at the moment but creating little so far.
Well worked move ends with Allsop tipping McCarthy's effort from edge of the box over the bar - corner to Wigan...
Early chance for Cherries, Fraser latches on to loose pass to play Grabban in but touch from Wigan keeper Carson takes sting out of shot and Latics clear.
Cherries likely to line up 4-4-2...
Allsop; Francis, Ward, Cook, Harte; Fraser, MacDonald, Arter, Pugh; Pitman, Grabban.
The teams are out!
Stands are filling up nicely and fans in good voice at Dean Court as we wait for the teams to emerge...
Cherries' overall League record v Wigan at Dean Court:
P 17, W 8, D 5, L 4, F 21, A 14.
The last league meeting between the sides was a 0-0 draw in Division Two in December 2001.
Last clash at Dean Court saw the Cherries win 2-0 in October 2001 thanks to goals from Wade Elliott and James Hayter.
Back to Cherries, and this is the first meeting between AFCB and Wigan in the second tier.
The FA Cup kicks off this weekend too.
Christchurch were eliminated last night while Bournemouth Poppies host Highworth Town, Hamworthy United travel to Melksham Town and Verwood Town go to Newport (IOW) today...
Elsewhere, Bashley travel to newly-promoted Biggleswade Town in the Southern Premier, while Wimborne are at Yate Town in the Southern South & West.
We'll be keeping an eye on the non-league action today too with ex-Cherries stalwart Warren Cummings lining up for Poole Town in their Southern League opener against St Albans City.
So Cherries defender Elliott Ward will go head-to-head with former Norwich team-mate Grant Holt this afternoon.
In the build-up to the game, Ward told the Daily Echo: “On his day, he is a real handful. He is good in the air, a good hold-up striker and much quicker than people think. His greatest quality is his ability to score goals.
“He is also a great leader. When we were together at Norwich, he did his job by scoring the goals and made sure the team was ticking behind him.
“If we are both on the pitch, it will be interesting and a good test. A lot will depend on formations and how the game goes but I will do the things I think will be right and I am sure he will be thinking about me as well.
“One of the closest players to Holty in this division is Troy Deeney so you don't need to look any further than last week to see what we are going to be up against. But he is not their only threat and we will have to be aware of everyone else as well.”
Asked about his experiences of facing Holt in training, Ward replied: “He was up there with the worse trainers I have ever come across. He would have flashes and you always knew what he was about. He would get through training and get what he needed out of it.
“But he is so different on match days when he definitely comes alive. There is a lot more to his game than people think. In games, he is your main man and the one you play to and play through. He is a different man in a game but I have definitely seen better trainers!”
Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog on Cherries' Championship clash with FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic.
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