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Matchday Live: AFC Bournemouth v Millwall
Updated 1:17pm Sunday 6th October 2013 in Sport
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- Live score: Cherries 5 (Fraser, 43, Cook, 50, Arter 55, Grabban 59 pen, Pitman 90 pen) Millwall 2 (Waghorn 6, Trotter 10).
- CHERRIES: Henderson, Francis, Cook, Ward, Harte, Fraser, Arter, Collison, Pugh, Grabban, Rantie. Subs: Jalal, Elphick, Hughes, O'Kane, Surman, Thomas, Pitman.
- MILLWALL: Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Osborne, Malone, Abdou, Trotter, Derry, Martin, Waghorn, Woolford. Subs: Bywater, Lowry, Connolly, Bailey, Keogh, Morison, Easter.
- ATTENDANCE: 9,624 (including 1,378 away).
- Two changes for Cherries, Harry Arter returns from injury with Eunan O'Kane on the bench. Loan keeper Stephen Henderson starts in place of suspended number one Ryan Allsop.
Cherries 5 Millwall 2
Paul Connolly trips Ryan Fraser and Pitman sends Forde wrong way from spot
Brett Pitman 5-2
Penalty to Cherries
Surman's shot inches the wrong side of the post
Five minutes of added time
Shelford 26 Bournemouth 26 - final score in rugger
Sub: Pitman on, Arter off, 86mins
Sub: O'Kane on, Pugh off, 81 mins
Ten minutes remaining here and Cherries taking sting out of game at the moment. Millwall seem shellshocked
Harry Arter celebrates handing Cherries a 3-2 lead.
Steve Cook heads home Cherries' second goal
Sub: Rantie off, Surman on
Millwall boss Steve Lomas has hardly come out of the dugout in the second half. He spent the whole of the first half outside.
Wimborne 3-3 Marlow in FA Trophy, Poole losing 3-0 at Stourbridge
Marc Pugh just fails to connect with another Harte free-kick
Cherries have scored four times in 16 minutes to turn this round
Alan Dunne is the most sent off player in Millwall's history
Harry Arter for a foul
And Steve Cook goes to ground during the celebrations, indicating he may have been struck by an object thrown from the crowd
Grabban rather foolishly celebrates in front of the Millwall fans
Paul Connolly on for Martyn Waghorn
Grabban sends Forde the wrong way from the spot to make it 4-2.
Penalty awarded for handball against Alan Dunne who was sent off for a second yellow card.
4-2 Lewis Grabban penalty
Dunne sent off for second yellow
Penalty to Cherries
Steve Morison and Nicky Bailey coming on for Millwall with Shaun Derry and Liam Trotter coming off.
Arter drilled an unstoppable shot into the back of the net from 20 yards. Forde again well beaten
3-2 Harry Arter
Ian Harte rattles the crossbar with a free kick from 25 yards, Forde nowhere near it.
A towering header from the defender from Ian Harte's corner.
2-2 Steve Cook
Henderson saves Dunne's low drive and Pugh slices wide at the other end
Second half has been underway for about three minutes.
Ryan Fraser pulls one back for Cherries.
Eddie Howe greets Steve Lomas before kick-off.
Jack Collison in action
Harry Arter is sent sprawling under a challenge from Shaun Derry.
Marc Pugh in action at Dean Court this afternoon
Cherries 1 Millwall 2
That was close! Collison's rasping effort tipped over by Forde
Three minutes of added time
A brilliant finish from the wee Scotsman, curling a right foot shot inside the post from just outside the box.
2-1 Ryan Fraser
Rantie wriggles free but fires wide
Shelford 16 Bournemouth 12 in rugby
David Button saves a penalty from Matt Tubbs.
Ryan Fraser's shot hits Paul Robinson who slumps to the ground after taking the full force of the shot
Another cross into the danger area by Cherries but there was nobody there.
Great run down the left by Malone is stopped by Francis tackle
Another good build up by Cherries but it comes to nothing
Christchurch 2-0 up against Poppies and Arlesey 2-1 up against Bashley
Almost 28 minutes gone and Cherries fashion a shot on target through Grabban, with Forde saving at second attempt
Lee Martin sees his angled shot flash past the post.
Great tackle by Elliott Ward on Waghorn
Cherries looking comfortable in possession but haven't yet tested Forde.
Shaun Derry, no doubt, for hacking Harry Arter.
Shelford 10 Bournemouth 6 in rugby and Bashley 1-1 v Arlesey
Ref overlooks a foul on Tokelo Rantie and then gives one against Pugh for very little.
Bournemouth rugby winning 6-3 at Shelford.
Matt Kemble opens the scoring for Wimborne in the FA Trophy against Marlow
Bizarre one for Scott Malone. Only the ref knows what that one was for.
Floodlights on here, fortunately.
Harry Arter shanks one into the Steve Fletcher Stand
Alan Dunne for a foul on Marc Pugh
Ryan Fraser's shot blocked near the line following an Ian Harte corner
Harry Arter's wayward pass was picked up by Waghorn who fed Trotter. His deft finish made it 2-0 after 10 minutes.
2-0 Liam Trotter
Jack Collison makes his Cherries home debut this afternoon.
Bashley winning 1-0 against Arlesey
Cherries loan goalkeeper Stephen Henderson during the warm-up.
Waghorn squeezed a left foot shot past Stephen Henderson from a tight angle after six minutes.
1-0 Martyn Waghorn
Bit early for time wasting but Forde is taking ages over a goal kick
Christchurch lead 1-0 at Poppies.
Great skill by Pugh but his cross is too deep
Grabban's probing cross is clutched by Forde
Millwall fans boo Lewis Grabban's first touch
And we're off...
Huddles done, Cherries to kick-off.
Cherries will attack the Steve Fletcher Stand in the first half.
Millwall resplendent in white shirts with numbers clear on their shirts, touch!
Teams taking to the pitch
SPOTLIGHT ON DAVID FORDE
DEAN Court marked a defining chapter in the career of goalkeeper David Forde.
A relative journeyman until he joined Cherries on loan in March 2008, Forde’s big break came during a crucial League One relegation showdown against Millwall.
The Irishman finally arrived from Cardiff City after a previous attempt to sign him during the January transfer window had bitten the dust due to Cherries being placed under an embargo.
During his early years, Forde had plied his trade with Galway United, Barry Town and Derry City, his spells in non-league separated by a fruitless stay at West Ham.
And despite having high hopes after earning a return to the professional ranks with Cardiff in December 2006, Forde again found his game time limited with the Welsh outfit.
Kevin Bond, desperate for cover due to a goalkeeping crisis and with cash-strapped Cherries in administration, swooped for Forde and immediately threw him in at the deep end.
Signed initially for just seven days, Forde made an inauspicious start, a mix up with Neil Young gifting Leeds United an opening goal during a 2-0 defeat at Elland Road on his debut.
Another 2-0 reserve at Oldham followed, a defeat which left Cherries 11 points adrift of safety and with just nine games remaining to save their bacon.
Forde’s deal was extended until the end of the season, the stopper starring as Cherries went on to collect 22 points from a possible 27 – only to lose their fight on the final day at Carlisle.
However, Forde’s heroics during a 2-0 victory over relegation rivals Millwall, the second of six successive wins, saw him catch the eye of Lions manager Kenny Jackett.
And while Maxi Gradel’s second-half double earned Bond’s charges a fourth home win on the bounce, Forde’s exploits would eventually led to him winning a contract with the Londoners.
His outstanding display, capped by a stunning penalty save from Neil Harris, was enough to persuade Jackett to offer Forde a two-year contract following his release by Cardiff at the end of the season.
Since then, Forde has established himself as the undisputed number one at the Den, the stopper ever-present as the Lions reached the League One play-off final in his first two seasons.
His efforts helped Millwall clinch a return to the Championship at the expense of Swindon in 2010, with Forde then winning international recognition after keeping 20 clean sheets in their first season in the second flight.
In an interview in today’s matchday programme, Ford said: “I have very fond memories because going on loan to Bournemouth gave me the kick-start my career probably needed. It was a really good move for me and a thoroughly enjoyable loan spell.
“Unfortunately, it ended in relegation but the fight we put up after the points deduction was really strong. We were 15 points off safety at one point but we managed to get it down to the last day where we drew with Carlisle.
“In the end, it wasn’t enough and results elsewhere relegated us. It was a disappointing way to leave the club, but it was an important move for me and helped me go on to make nearly 250 appearances for Millwall and represent my country.”
Despite leading Millwall to the semi-final of the FA Cup last season, Jackett resigned after the Lions had only managed to avoid the drop on the final day.
Former Northern Ireland international Steve Lomas replaced him and revamped the squad over the summer, drafting in Steve Morison, Nicky Bailey, Scott McDonald, Stephen Bywater, Jermaine Easter, Lee Martin and Richard Chaplow.
And although the Lions made a poor start, three wins in their past four games – against Blackpool, Charlton and Leeds – has seen them climb the table, although they suffered a 4-0 defeat at Birmingham on Tuesday.
One of the linesmen has changed. John Flynn from Wiltshire replaces Daniel Cook.
Millwall’s Steve Lomas
Told News at Den: “There could be a lot of changes. Nobody can really say after the Birmingham game that they deserve to start against Bournemouth. It was a poor team performance – it wasn't just three or four individuals.
"We have had a chat but I don't think the lads needed to be told. We have had a lot of games in recent weeks so, in terms of training, it's been about getting the right balance between work and recovery.
"If you are a professional footballer and you have been beaten in that manner, your natural reaction should be to want to put things right. We are a group and we've got to bounce back.
"The only way we can do that is out on the pitch - I can talk and the players can talk, but it means nothing. I felt genuinely sorry for the fans who went to Birmingham and witnessed that. It wasn't good enough, especially off the back of three good wins.
“I just want us to perform like we did during in our previous three games. We have had two very poor performances in the past seven or so games, and it's very seldom you put in a poor performance and win a game of football.
"The lads know what they have to do. In this league you've got to accept that you will lose, but the manner of your performance is all-important."
Cherries' Eddie Howe
“I have had many battles with Millwall down the years, both as player and manager, and they never change their beliefs. There is no denying this is a big game in our season.
“It will be difficult and I hope everybody comes out and really supports the team because we are certainly going to need them to be our extra man.
"We need to return to winning ways as quickly as possible. We have a two-week break after the game and want to go into that full of confidence.
“I was pleased with the performance against Leeds and we certainly came out of the game with lots of positives. Although we went down to 10 men, we still played very well. We were really unfortunate to get beaten on the night but there were some really good individual performances from players who had come in and been given an opportunity to impress.
“It was a really good night in that respect and I just want us to back that up with another good performance against Millwall.
“Like most Millwall teams, they are very hard-working, honest, aggressive and strong. Although they had a patchy start to the season, they have had some good results recently and, whether you play them home or away, you always know you need to battle to beat them.
"They will be very competitive and we will certainly have to be at our best physically because you have to match them in all departments.”
Cherries P10 W4 D1 L5 F13 A22 Pts13
Millwall P10 W3 D2 L5 F10 A18 Pts11
Past six league games
Cherries L L D W L W
Millwall L W W W L D
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Lee Collins (Surrey)
Now in his third season on the Football League list, Collins has taken charge of one Cherries’ game – last season’s 1-0 win at Stevenage.
In his first season, he showed no fewer than six red cards in his first 11 games.
When he refereed Cherries against Stevenage in March, he sent off Darius Charles during the closing stages, one of seven red cards he brandished during a 12-game period.
So far this season, he has not reached for the red card.
Collins is assisted by Daniel Cook from Hampshire and Mark Russell from Somerset, while Colin Lymer from Hampshire is fourth official.
League Record v Millwall at Dean Court: P 33, W 16, D 7, L 10, F 56, A 26.
Cherries, winless in three league outings, have second worst defensive record in the Championship (22). Bottom club Barnsley have shipped 25.
Simon Francis and Steve Cook are the only Cherries players to have played every minute of every Championship match so far this season.
Former Millwall front runner Lewis Grabban has started every match and is Cherries' top scorer with six goals.
Cherries will look to maintain their record of scoring in every Championship match this season.
Nottingham Forest are the only team to have repeated that feat.
Right, some pre-match stats for you...
For Millwall, former Cherries David Forde and Scott Malone both start.
Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Osborne, Malone, Abdou, Trotter, Derry, Martin, Waghorn, Woolford. Subs: Bywater, Lowry, Connolly, Bailey, Keogh, Morison, Easter.
AFCB: Henderson, Francis, Cook, Ward, Harte, Fraser, Arter, Collison, Pugh, Grabban, Rantie. Subs: Jalal, Elphick, Hughes, O'Kane, Surman, Thomas, Pitman.
Two changes for Cherries then, Arter returns from injury, O'Kane drops to the bench.
Loan signing Stephen Henderson replaces the suspended Ryan Allsop in goal.
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