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AFC Bournemouth: Pitman at the double in development squad run-out

Bournemouth Echo: BRACE: AFC Bournemouth's Brett Pitman BRACE: AFC Bournemouth's Brett Pitman

BRETT Pitman bagged a brace as a Cherries side bolstered by four first-team players went nap in their development squad friendly at Southampton.

The Jersey-born hitman and Ryan Fraser featured for the first hour of the 5-1 success and both had a hand in Cherries’ three-goal haul inside the opening 13 minutes.

Pitman slotted home a second-minute penalty after Fraser had been upended before the Scotland under-21 winger doubled Cherries’ lead with less than five minutes on the clock.

The early goal frenzy continued when Jamal Branker pulled one back for the hosts but Fraser quickly set-up Pitman to score his second at the far post.

Jake McCarthy and Brandon Goodship netted in the second half of a match which saw goalkeeper Ryan Allsop and injury-plagued winger Mohamed Coulibaly play 75 minutes.

But while Pitman took the full-time plaudits, development coach Stephen Purches felt Cherries' bright beginning stemmed from setting a quick pace from the outset.

“Brett looked very sharp but then all the lads did,” he said. “We made a strong start and set a good tempo all over the pitch which gave us the platform to build from.

“We stepped off it a little bit after the first 20 minutes but soon got going again and played some very good stuff in the second half.

“While there were a couple of first-team players out there, it was still a young side and I was pleased with the attitude from everyone. It has been spot on in every game we have played, whoever has turned out.

“We have a decent group who just want to get better all the time and take their chance to impress.

"That is how you expect it to be but it pleases me just how much desire the lads show in these games.”

Cherries: Allsop (Holmes, 75), Muleba, McCarthy (Kaye, 75), Cargill (Butcher, 70), Bihmoutine, Fraser (Whitfield, 64), Wakefield, Carmichael (McDermott, 75), Coulibaly (Losasso, 75), Pitman (Bassele, 64), Goodship.

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6:22pm Wed 19 Feb 14

bmthtillidie says...

Any type of win over the scummers is welcome!
Any type of win over the scummers is welcome! bmthtillidie
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6:43pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Chukki's uncle says...

Am looking forward to the day we do it to the Scumhampton First team !
Am looking forward to the day we do it to the Scumhampton First team ! Chukki's uncle
  • Score: -4

8:32pm Wed 19 Feb 14

West moors 1 says...

Pitman looks the part in any game that's lower quality than the championship. Great at penalties though!
Pitman looks the part in any game that's lower quality than the championship. Great at penalties though! West moors 1
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6:27am Thu 20 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

1-5 away from home v the S*ints, get in you Cherries!!
Nearly as good as 1-5 in Munich!

P.S. All of you 'silent ones' giving the thumbs down to mine & the above posts go forth and travel to the S**thampt*n Echo site as you're in the wrong place!
UTCIAD
1-5 away from home v the S*ints, get in you Cherries!! Nearly as good as 1-5 in Munich! P.S. All of you 'silent ones' giving the thumbs down to mine & the above posts go forth and travel to the S**thampt*n Echo site as you're in the wrong place! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
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7:51am Thu 20 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^
Ha!!!! -1 eh, thought I told you to p1ss off back to Scumpton!!!
UTMFC!
^ Ha!!!! -1 eh, thought I told you to p1ss off back to Scumpton!!! UTMFC! TedMacsCherryPants
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8:40am Thu 20 Feb 14

mark.s says...

I think the Echo are being rather generous to Saints here saying we have 4 first teamers.

Pitman yes, he maybe 4th choice striker but he is experienced. Fraser is 18 I think, Allsop is a rookie keeper and hasn't played much since last season, and Donal McDermott (who couldn't even get into the starting 11 here) when was the last time he was first team?!

As for the rest of the squad that played, well Saints have no excuse.
I think the Echo are being rather generous to Saints here saying we have 4 first teamers. Pitman yes, he maybe 4th choice striker but he is experienced. Fraser is 18 I think, Allsop is a rookie keeper and hasn't played much since last season, and Donal McDermott (who couldn't even get into the starting 11 here) when was the last time he was first team?! As for the rest of the squad that played, well Saints have no excuse. mark.s
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8:56am Thu 20 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

mark.s wrote:
I think the Echo are being rather generous to Saints here saying we have 4 first teamers. Pitman yes, he maybe 4th choice striker but he is experienced. Fraser is 18 I think, Allsop is a rookie keeper and hasn't played much since last season, and Donal McDermott (who couldn't even get into the starting 11 here) when was the last time he was first team?! As for the rest of the squad that played, well Saints have no excuse.
That answers last weeks question over "whatever happened to Donal" who I think last played v Notts County away & created a goal that night
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: I think the Echo are being rather generous to Saints here saying we have 4 first teamers. Pitman yes, he maybe 4th choice striker but he is experienced. Fraser is 18 I think, Allsop is a rookie keeper and hasn't played much since last season, and Donal McDermott (who couldn't even get into the starting 11 here) when was the last time he was first team?! As for the rest of the squad that played, well Saints have no excuse.[/p][/quote]That answers last weeks question over "whatever happened to Donal" who I think last played v Notts County away & created a goal that night TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 1

1:10pm Thu 20 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

WOW!!!
Judging by the number of thumbs downs on here I find it truly shocking how many sc*mmers are reading this article! ;-}
WOW!!! Judging by the number of thumbs downs on here I find it truly shocking how many sc*mmers are reading this article! ;-} TedMacsCherryPants
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