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Matchday Live: AFC Bournemouth v Barnsley
Updated 11:39pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in Sport
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- Live score: Cherries 1 (Pugh, 77) Barnsley 0 FT
- Cherries deserve their victory with a strong second half showing against the Tykes.
- Well taken goal from wing wizard Marc Pugh proves decisive.
- Barnsley should have scored before the break but hosts kicked into life after addition of Tokelo Rantie and change of shape.
- Cherries: Allsop, Francis, Ward, Cook, Daniels, Fraser, MacDonald, O'Kane, Pugh, Pitman, Grabban. Subs: Flahavan, Elphick, Hughes, McQuoid, Thomas, Harte, Rantie.
- Barnsley: Steele, Ramage, Kennedy, Cranie, Wiseman, Dawson, Perkins, Cwyka, Etuhu, Dagnall, O'Grady. Subs: Scotland, Jennings, Mellis, M'Voto, Lazarus, Dibble, Rose.
- Cherries' starting XI unchanged from Saturday's defeat to Blackpool. Tokelo Rantie is on the bench.
Southern Premier FT: Poole Town 3 Bideford 3.
Both sides remain unbeaten.
Pugh celebrates the winner.
Cherries 1 Barnsley 0
Deep defending. Free kick to Barnsley... Comes to nothing.
4 of the added minutes played. Corner to Cherries.
Southern Premier FT: Bashley 1 Hemel Hempstead Town 4.
Rantie holds ball up and lays off for Pitman whose shot drifts wide of the far post.
5 minutes added at Dean Court.
Southern Premier latest: Poole Town 3 Bideford 3. Will Spetch equalises for Dolphins.
O'Grady has shot heroically blocked by Elliott Ward in front of goal. Looked well placed to test Allsop at the very least.
86th minute change for Cherries: Richard Hughes replaces Shaun MacDonald who look like he has taken a knock.
Southern Premier latest: Bashley 1 Hemel 4.
Just over six minutes to play and, dare I say it, Cherries look comfortable.
Third and final change for Barnsley.
80th minute: Rueben Lazarus on for Tom Kennedy.
Francis down the right, low centre falls to Pugh who jinked outside his marker and drilled home from around 18 yards.
CHERRIES 1 BARNSLEY 0
Marc Pugh 77th minute!
Southern Premier latest: Bashley 1 Hemel Hempstead 3.
Poole still 3-2 down against Bideford.
Tokelo Rantie in action.
Barnsley change: Jason Scotland replaces Chris Dagnall on 72 minutes.
Good play at close quarters sees Grabban earn a corner off Ramage... Comes to nothing.
0-0 after 71 mins.
Barnsley backline struggling to contain Rantie's writhing movement.
Attendance is 7,574 including 364 away fans.
Steve Dawson just clears the ball under pressure from Rantie in a goalmouth scramble.
Pitman had tested Steele from close range.
All Cherries at the moment.
Barnsley change on 64 mins: Jennings on for Cywka.
Cook is left of a back three with Francis and Pugh bombing on from wing back.
Pitman in behind Rantie and Grabban.
Francis pings to Ward, who was on the right, from deep. Smart exchange with Rantie before Ward's shot drifts wide.
Cherries building some momentum.
Grabban's header from Francis' centre easily held by Steele.
It was a proper OOOOOOOH! moment
So close to an opening goal from Rantie!
Steve Cook, who has reverted to left back, plays the ball into the channel, Lewis Grabban is dragged to the floor but Rantie bombs on to it, cuts back in, flashes a low shot across goal that beats Steele but skims in front of far post.
He's coming on!
Tokelo Rantie comes on in place of Ryan Fraser on 55 minutes.
Welcome to Bournemouth Tokelo!
Substitution for Cherries: Tommy Elphick for the seemingly injured Charlie Daniels on 52 minutes.
Peter Ramage heads wide from Tom Kennedy's corner for Barnsley.
Cherries boss Eddie Howe.
Grabban misses a sitter one minute and five seconds into the second half.
Rolled in, goal gaping, side foots wide.
First half verdict...
Fairly tepid, Cherries passing well enough but look fragile at the back, not dealing with simple balls effectively enough.
Need to get someone on top of Perkins in the middle who is making the Tykes tick.
Still, plenty of reason to be optimistic.
Brett Pitman shields the ball from Barnsley's Dave Perkins.
Southern Premier HT: Poole Town 2 Bideford 3
Championship half times:
Burnley 1 Birmingham 0
Huddersfield 1 Charlton 0
Ipswich 0 Yeovil 1
Leicester 2 Blackburn 0
Millwall 0 Blackpool 1
Nottm Forest 0 Middlesbrough 1
Watford 1 Doncaster 1
Bolton 1 Derby 2 is a latest.
Southern Premier HT: Bashley 1 Hemel 1.
Cherries 0 Barnsley 0.
Decent build up, Pitman lays the ball off for Grabban who shins the ball high and wide.
Southern Premier latest: It's now Poole Town 2 Bideford 3.
Corner Cherries, earned by Grabban's direct running.
Match has settled here with Barnsley looking the stronger side.
Images courtesy of Mick Cunningham by the way...
Marc Pugh on the run.
At the other end Cherries' smart build up earns a corner...
Low drilled shot from Cywka held by the stretching Allsop.
Lewis Grabban tussles for possession against Barnsley.
Simple long balls over the top catching Cherries out.
For all their pressure, AFC Bournemouth are living dangerously.
Dagnall's effort clears the crossbar.
The managers watch on...
Fraser's cross, Pitman's header, lands just wide.
Half an hour played. 0-0.
Cywka clears the crossbar with fizzing drive from 20+ yards.
They may be defending deep, but visitors have created better openings.
Warm applause as Tokelo Rantie warms up...
Pitman had previously lifted a shot over the bar from inside a crowded penalty area.
Barnsley hit the post twice in a matter of seconds!
O'Grady breaks left side of penalty area, shot across goal beats Allsop and cannons off the post.
Rebound falls to Dawson who hits the same upright with the goal gaping.
Came from nothing.
Southern Premier latest: Bashley 1 (Odam) Hemel 1
Southern Premier latest: Poole Town 2 Bideford 1
Barnsley enjoying their first proper spell of possession...
You get the sense the home crowd are more expectant than hopeful this evening.
Grabban dinked cross just evades the onrushing MacDonald.
Cherries piling on the pressure but just can't find killer pass/ball.
Southern Premier latest: Poole Town 1 Bideford 1.
That man Mr Goals (Richard Gillespie) again.
Barnsley's Chris Dagnall goes in the book for a late challenge on Brett Pitman on 15 minutes.
Decent break from Tykes brilliantly halted by the backtracking Fraser.
Pitman's flicked header from Fraser's cross comfortably held by Steele despite attention from Grabban.
Cherries remain on the front foot.
Southern Premier latest: Poole Town 0 Bideford 1.
Another shot of Tokelo...
Bright start from Cherries. No openings yet but some confident passing moves.
Don't forget tonight's non-league.
Poole Town and Bashley both at home in Southern Premier against Bideford and Hemel Hempstead respectively.
Verwood are away to Alresford Town in the Wessex Premier.
Francis pings a ball into channel for Grabban who was caught offside.
Tokelo Rantie warming up.
Centre half Steve Cook has played every minute of every league match.
Shaun MacDonald and Lewis Grabban have started every league match.
All records, as things stand, seem set to continue tonight.
We're minutes from kick off at Dean Court...
A. Goalkeeper Ryan Allsop and right back Simon Francis.
Two players have played every minute of every match for Cherries this season.
Obvious dangerman for Barnsley: Chris O'Grady.
Scored 10 in 22 matches for the Tykes since arriving on loan from Sheffield Wednesday in January 2013.
He made the permanent move to Oakwell over the summer and has four goals from six starts this season.
Cherries faced Barnsley in all three of their Division Two seasons during the last foray into the second tier.
Second tier record: P 6, W 3, D 0, L 3.
Two of those wins came at Dean Court.
Cherries have a strong home record against Barnsley over the years: P 19, W 8, D 7, L 4, F 33, A 22.
This will be the Tykes' eighth consecutive season in the Championship since promotion in 2006.
That season saw tonight's rivals draw 1-1 at Dean Court and 0-0 at Oakwell.
Barnsley (16) are the only team in the Championship to concede more goals than Cherries (14) so far this season.
The Tykes had the joint-fourth worst defensive record in the Championship last season, shipping 70 goals.
Barnsley have also gone seven league games without a clean sheet.
Their last came in penultimate Championship match of last season against promoted Hull City (W2-0).
Tonight's visitors Barnsley are on a 10 match winless run away from home in the Championship.
Barnsley's ex-Southampton defender Martin Cranie makes his first start for more than a month.
Four changes for the Tykes from the side lost 3-2 at Nottingham Forest.
Barnsley team: Steele, Ramage, Kennedy, Cranie, Wiseman, Dawson, Perkins, Cwyka, Etuhu, Dagnall, O'Grady.
Subs: Scotland, Jennings, Mellis, M'Voto, Lazarus, Dibble, Rose.
AFCB's starting XI: Allsop, Francis, Ward, Cook, Daniels, Fraser, MacDonald, O'Kane, Pugh, Pitman, Grabban.
Unchanged from Saturday's starters.
Big news from the substitutes bench is that Tokelo Rantie is named.
Subs: Flahavan, Elphick, Hughes, McQuoid, Thomas, Harte, Rantie.
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