AFC Bournemouth: Play-off dream still alive for Francis

Bournemouth Echo: Simon Francis, right, celebrates after scoring the equaliser for Bournemouth on Saturday

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

RIGHT-BACK Simon Francis is adamant that Cherries remain a major player in the Championship play-off race despite dropping points at rivals Ipswich.

Poole Pirates: Ford thrilled by Grajczonek impact

Bournemouth Echo: LOOKING TO IMPRESS: Josh Grajczonek with boss Neil Middleditch

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MATT Ford has labelled Josh Grajczonek “one of the most improved riders in the world” following the Aussie’s flying start to the season.

Cricket: Dorset to face neighbours Hampshire

Bournemouth Echo: Michael Carberry celebrates his century earlier today

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HAMPSHIRE will take on Dorset at Dean Park next month as the hosts attempt to secure the future of the cricket ground.

Dorset Premier League: Lay sets Wessex target for Swanage

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6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MANAGER Alan Lay has targeted a return to the Wessex League as Swanage Town & Herston close in on their highest finish for four years.

Athletics: Lee triumphs for Team Dorset

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6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ALEX Lee scored a 56.2s 400m hurdles win as Team Dorset opened their Southern Athletics League Division Two campaign at Andover.

Rugby: Warren stars in county cup

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6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NUMBER eight Ben Warren was the four-try hero for Ellingham & Ringwood in their 41-13 Hampshire Cup quarter-final win over local rivals Fordingbridge.

Petanque: New Forest vets third at national championships

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6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEW Forest’s quartet secured a top-three finish in their first English National Veterans’ Championship at Harrow.

Poole Pirates: Ford keen to avoid Brummies slip-up

Bournemouth Echo: GENEROUS: Matt Ford of Poole Pirates

8:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A REVIVED Birmingham will face Poole at Perry Barr tomorrow as the Brummies aim to arrest a disappointing run of results.

AFC Bournemouth: Howe upbeat after Ipswich stalemate

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6:26pm Monday 21st April 2014

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe admitted he could not be anything but positive about the performance that resulted in a 2-2 draw at Ipswich.

Perrett's verdict: Ipswich Town 2 AFC Bournemouth 2

Bournemouth Echo: LEVELLER: Matt Ritchie nets Cherries' second goal at Portman Road

6:27pm Monday 21st April 2014

AND so, after 44 games of an absorbing season, the dream lives on – just.

Matchday Live: Ipswich Town v AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: CHERRIES CAPTAIN: Tommy Elphick

1:40pm Monday 21st April 2014

JOIN us from 2.30pm for live updates of Cherries' trip to Ipswich Town in the Championship.

Non-league: Stewart to stand in as chairman but Wimborne face budget cuts

Bournemouth Echo: MAGPIES MANAGER: Steve Cuss

7:22pm Monday 21st April 2014

DIRECTOR Ken Stewart is warning Wimborne Town will have to operate with a reduced playing budget next season unless outgoing chairman Paul Miller's investment is replaced.

Non-league: Five goals not enough as Poole Town have play-off fate confirmed

Bournemouth Echo: POOLE BOSS: Tom Killick

7:15pm Monday 21st April 2014


UPDATED Non-league: Nine-man Hamworthy hold out amid red mist at Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Graham Kemp

10:17pm Monday 21st April 2014

RIVAL bosses Graham Kemp and Michael Cuffie argued that the trio of dismissals during Hamworthy United’s 2-0 win at Christchurch last night had been harsh decisions.

AFC Bournemouth: Howe wants to keep core of squad for next season

Bournemouth Echo: Cherries manager Eddie Howe

7:02pm Sunday 20th April 2014

MANAGER Eddie Howe says uncertainty over Cherries’ on-pitch destiny has had little bearing on his squad-strengthening plans for next season.

AFC Bournemouth: We've got nothing to fear says Surman

Bournemouth Echo: STAR MAN: Andrew Surman (right)

7:27pm Sunday 20th April 2014

ANDREW Surman insists Cherries will have nothing to fear when they step out for their win or bust Easter Monday showdown against Ipswich.

AFC Bournemouth star Pugh: We can handle the pressure

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth's Marc Pugh takes on the Burnley defence

7:33pm Sunday 20th April 2014

WINGER Marc Pugh insists Cherries are well equipped to handle the pressure of their “must-win game” at Ipswich and that playing away could aid their cause.

Speedway: Pirates boss Middleditch praises iron man Pawlicki

Bournemouth Echo: LUCKY COIN: Neil Middleditch

7:54pm Sunday 20th April 2014

NEIL Middleditch praised iron man Shamek Pawlicki after the Pole recovered from a spill to play a starring role in Pirates’ Elite Shield triumph on Good Friday.

Mitchell's verdict: Poole Town 0 Cambridge City 1

Bournemouth Echo: CRESTFALLEN: Poole Town midfielder Steve Devlin

8:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

JUST 24 hours after one promotion dream almost went up in smoke in Dorset, another was well and truly extinguished as weary Poole were powerless to prevent their big day getting away from them.

Poole Town: Killick adamant Dolphins will be back with a bang

Bournemouth Echo: PLENTY TO SHOUT ABOUT: Dolphins boss Tom Killick

8:09pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TOM Killick shouldered the blame for Poole Town’s promotion “failure” but vowed to deliver next season in his quest for Conference South football.

Non-league: Hammers boss Kemp scathing in criticism of Dorset clubs

Bournemouth Echo: Priory job 'would suit up-and-coming boss'

8:15pm Sunday 20th April 2014

GRAHAM Kemp has delivered a withering assessment of the Dorset non-league scene, insisting clubs need to look on their own doorstep for a solution to the demise.

Non-league: Bashley fill bottom spot while Wimborne make their point

Bournemouth Echo: BASHLEY BOSS: Paul Gazzard

7:39pm Sunday 20th April 2014


Rugby: Bournemouth fall short after swift start against Ampthill

Bournemouth Echo: LIONS CHIEF: Budge Pountney (Picture: Alex Williamson)

7:51pm Sunday 20th April 2014

NATIONAL TWO SOUTH: Bournemouth 23 Ampthill & District 61.

Sunday football: Tuakana lift the silverware at Hurn Bridge

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8:17pm Sunday 20th April 2014

MA HART IN-EXCESS CUP FINAL: Tuakana 2 Gullivers Tavern 1.

Meldrum's verdict: AFC Bournemouth 2 Sheffield Wednesday 4

Bournemouth Echo: WING RAIDER: Marc Pugh scored Cherries' first equaliser yesterday

9:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

IT was a piping hot day at the Deva Stadium in Chester five years ago to the day. You might remember it.

Poole Town: Play-off dreams dashed as cunning Cambridge complete successful raid

Bournemouth Echo: PLENTY TO SHOUT ABOUT: Dolphins boss Tom Killick

6:27pm Saturday 19th April 2014


AFC Bournemouth: 10-man Wednesday plunder late double to sink Cherries (WITH VIDEO)

Bournemouth Echo: Marc Pugh

5:51pm Friday 18th April 2014

CHAMPIONSHIP: AFC Bournemouth 2 Sheffield Wednesday 4.

AFC Bournemouth boss Howe: Play-offs will be difficult

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe. Picture: Action Images

7:24pm Friday 18th April 2014

MANAGER Eddie Howe saw Cherries suffer an unexpected reverse at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday and then all but conceded defeat in the race for the Championship play-offs.

Poole Pirates: Grajczonek comes up trumps for Middleditch as Poole complete double

Bournemouth Echo: STAR RIDER: Josh

11:05pm Friday 18th April 2014

ELITE LEAGUE, ELITE SHIELD LEG TWO: Swindon Robins 45 (79) Poole Pirates 47 (103)

AFC Bournemouth's Harte: Extending contract was an easy decision to make

Bournemouth Echo: CHERRIES STALWART: Experienced defender Ian Harte

7:34pm Friday 18th April 2014

IAN Harte revealed the decision to extend his Cherries stay had been easy to make on the back of a stellar second half to the campaign.

Matchday live: AFC Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday

Bournemouth Echo: Check out the pictures from Yeovil Town v AFC Bournemouth

11:30am Friday 18th April 2014

JOIN us from 2.30pm for team news, updates and pictures as Cherries attempt to keep on track their late play-off charge at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Poole Pirates: Pawlicki withdraws as Pirates thump Swindon

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

1:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

ELITE LEAGUE, ELITE SHIELD LEG ONE: Poole Pirates 56 Swindon Robins 34.

AFC Bournemouth: O'Kane predicts summer transfer firepower

Bournemouth Echo: STAR MAN: Eunan O'Kane celebrates his goal

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

MIDFIELDER Eunan O’Kane believes Cherries’ late-season charge has provided boss Eddie Howe with added “ammunition” should he look to strengthen his squad this summer.

AFC Bournemouth: Gray keen to deal with Grabban danger

Bournemouth Echo: Stuart Gray celebrates Sheffield Wednesday's win at Watford. Picture: Action Images

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

SHEFFIELD Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has warned his players to be wary of the threat posed by Lewis Grabban when they visit Dean Court today.

Poole Town: Ekow's repeat is music to Killick's ears

Bournemouth Echo: PLENTY TO SHOUT ABOUT: Dolphins boss Tom Killick

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014


Speedway: Milik will need flexibility to be a success claims Ford

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

PIRATES chief Matt Ford admits Vaclav Milik will have to learn more than one way of riding if he is to hit the heights in the Elite League.

Youth sport - U15 BYFL football final: Greenfields spot on to win back cup

Bournemouth Echo: PEN PALS: Greenfields celebrate their penalty shoot-out success

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

PAST winners Greenfields regained the Bournemouth cup following a nail-biting penalty shoot-out with Ringwood Town who were making their first appearance in a town final.

Youth sport - U14 BYFL football final: Ramsey's strike seals United double

Bournemouth Echo: GOLDEN SHOT: Branksome United score in 4-3 win over Greenfields

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

HOT-SHOT Joseph Ramsey netted an extra-time winner to secure a cup double for Branksome United against top-flight leaders Greenfields at King George V Playing Fields.

Youth sport - U13 BYFL football final: Grange add the cup to league title

Bournemouth Echo: WINNERS: Grange celebrate their 4-1 win over Hordle Spurs

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

VICTORIOUS Grange Athletic landed a league and cup double with a 4-1 success over top-flight rivals Hordle Spurs at Ferndown.

Youth sport - U12 BYFL football final: Kurtis calls the tune for on-song Wessex

Bournemouth Echo: REDS REJOICE: Poole Town celebrate a goal in their 3-1 win over Electric

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

POOLE Town FC Wessex bounced back from their county cup disappointment to retain the town trophy thanks to a Kurtis Darby brace in an extra-time victory over Electric.

Youth sport - U11 BYFL football final: Mitchell's long shot edges it for Burton

Bournemouth Echo: GOAL GLEE: Burton celebrate during their 3-2 win over Corfe Mullen

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A SPECTACULAR goal from the halfway line by Mitchell Sherred proved a deciding factor for Burton in their 3-2 Bournemouth cup victory over Corfe Mullen United Juniors at Ferndown.

Youth sport - swimming: Junior champions are quick off the mark

Bournemouth Echo: POOLE WINNER: Robbie Hemmings won three titles

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

SWIM Bournemouth made a flying start as they began their campaign for a third consecutive Southern Junior League title.

AFC Bournemouth: Howe wary of Wednesday threat

Bournemouth Echo: CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe has described Sheffield Wednesday as “dangerous opponents” and knows birthday boy Stuart Gray will be out to “spoil our party”.

Poole Pirates: Robins boss Rossiter demands second-stringers step up

Bournemouth Echo: Alun Rossiter

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ALUN Rossiter has warned Swindon’s second-string riders that they must make up for reserve absences if the Robins are to take points off Poole in tomorrow’s double-header.

Poole Town: Killick curses luck as Gillespie is ruled out of run-in

Bournemouth Echo: POOLE BOSS: Tom Killick

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TOM Killick bemoaned the fortunes of his injury-plagued strikers after revealing Richard Gillespie would probably miss the rest of Poole Town’s push for the play-offs.

Non-league: Christchurch collapse in feisty clash with Lymington

Bournemouth Echo: BOSSES: Michael Cuffie and Adie Arnold (right)

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MANAGER Michael Cuffie felt former club Lymington Town had benefited from being reduced to 10 men after his Christchurch charges crashed to a 5-2 defeat last night.

Rugby: Bournemouth out to spoil the party for Ampthill mob

Bournemouth Echo: NEW LIONS CHIEF: Budge Pountney

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HEAD coach Paul Dunne believes Bournemouth can again revel in their role as spoilers as they prepare to host play-off chasing Ampthill & District on Saturday (2.30pm).

Cyclesport: Paralympian Storey takes gold and silver in world track championships

Bournemouth Echo: Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey has been named Celebrity Mum of the Year

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DAME Sarah Storey won gold and silver at the recent Paracycling world track championships.

AFC Bournemouth: Howe wants development squad players to bridge the gap

Bournemouth Echo: DREAM DEBUT: Josh Carmichael

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

EDDIE Howe has tasked members of the Cherries development squad to start bridging the gap to the first team after putting plans in place for next season.

AFC Bournemouth boss Howe: Our discipline has been excellent

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe. Picture: Action Images

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe praised his squad for their excellent disciplinary record after they passed the Football Association’s latest cut-off point with no further bookings-related bans.

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