Matchday Live: AFC Bournemouth v Yeovil Town

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  • Live score: Cherries 3 (Ritchie 50, 57, O'Kane 65) Yeovil 0
  • Cherries: Camp, Francis, Elphick, Ward, Daniels, Arter, O'Kane, Surman, Ritchie, Grabban, Fraser. Subs: Addison, Harte, MacDonald, Pugh, Pitman, Rantie, Allsop (g/k).
  • Yeovil: Stech, Edwards, Duffy, Fontaine, McAllister, Dawson, Lundstram, Ralls, Grant, Upson, Miller. Subs: Moore, Nana, Davis, Foley, Hayter, Hoskins, Dunn (g/k).

4:55pm

Non-league results: Weymouth 0 Poole Town 3, Wimborne Town 1 Bridgwater Town 2.

4:52pm

Well-deserved win for Cherries. Very impressive attacking display and solid at the back. Dominant, convincing performance.

4:51pm

Cherries 3 Yeovil 0

4:45pm

Non-league: Dan Cann, Ekow Elliott and Marvin Brooks with the goals for Poole Town at Weymouth.

4:44pm

Non-league latest: Wimborne 1 Bridgwater 2

4:43pm

Official man-of-the-match awards go to Matt Ritchie.

4:42pm

Ed Upson hits the post for Yeovil. Right-foot shot from 15 yards.

4:40pm

Ritchie shot deflected wide. Corner.

4:39pm

Non-league latest: Weymouth 0 Poole Town 3

4:37pm

Cherries sub: Pugh for Fraser

4:37pm

Matt Ritchie has been very good today and the Cherries fans continue to sing his name. Eunan O'Kane the mom for me though. Composed display and a stunning goal.

4:36pm

Low cross from Ritchie and Stech gets enough of a touch to divert the ball away from MacDonald at the far post.

4:34pm

Joe Ralls

4:34pm

Attendance: 10,717 (1,367 away supporters)

4:32pm

Cherries sub: Rantie for Grabban

4:31pm

Miller shot blocked.

4:31pm

Surman fires high and wide, left-foot, 12 yards.

4:31pm

Cherries sub: MacDonald for Arter

4:31pm

Yeovil triple substitution: Hayter, Foley and Davis for Edwards, Lundstram and McAllister.

4:30pm

Yeovil duo John Lundstram and Ed Upson have also been booked.

4:29pm

Amid the goals, Harry Arter was booked and he is suspended for the clash with Ipswich on Sunday.

4:27pm

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4:26pm

Sorry for delayed updates, poor connection here. The Cherries performance has been anything but poor though. The hosts have been excellent.

4:24pm

Sensational goal. O’Kane brilliantly beats three Yeovil players before thumping a low left-foot drive past Stech from 15 yards. Superb.

4:23pm

Eunan O’Kane, 65 minutes, Cherries 3 Yeovil 0

4:23pm

Ritchie hits a left-footed curler which Stech looked to have covered but Shane Duffy’s header deflected it into the far corner.

4:23pm

Matt Ritchie, 57 minutes, Cherries 2 Yeovil 0

4:13pm

Superb run down the left wing by Ryan Fraser. His shot was blocked and when the ball fell to Ritchie, he smashed it home from 12 yards. Clinical finish from the in-form winger.

4:12pm

Matt Ritchie, 50 minutes, Cherries 1 Yeovil 0

4:02pm

Second half under way

3:52pm

0-0

3:47pm

Ward smashes the ball into the net from five yards but referee Craig Pawson had already awarded a free-kick to Yeovil for a foul by Elphick from Fraser's corner.

3:47pm

Ward smashes the ball into the net from five yards but referee Craig Pawson had already awarded a free-kick to Yeovil for a foul by Elphick from Fraser's corner.

3:46pm

Ritchie plays the ball into Grabban's feet. The striker turns and drives at the defence before thumping a right-foot shot into the Ted MacDougall Stand.

3:43pm

Very entertaining game so far. Cherries have been on top and they have also enjoyed the better chances, but Yeovil have had their moments.

3:42pm

Grabban again blasts away from the Yeovil defence down the right and opting to shoot early, his fierce right-foot drive is excellently saved by Stech.

3:41pm

Centre-half Ward, out on the left wing, brilliantly cuts inside Joe Edwards and curls narrowly wide with his right foot. Great skills by the big defender.

3:40pm

Daniels' free-kick is just too high for Elliott Ward but Stech has to turn it wide as the inswinging delivery was on target.

3:36pm

Arter's whipped free-kick is comfortably saved by Stech. Decent hit though.

3:36pm

Kevin Dawson, Yeovil, foul on Fraser

3:27pm

Grabban shot blocked after Yeovil frontman Miller had again caused problems at the other end.

3:27pm

Non-league: Wimborne 1 (Blake 24) Bridgwater 0

3:22pm

Great chance missed for Cherries. McAllister's error allowed Ritchie to send Grabban clear but attempting to round keeper Stech, the striker saw his shot blocked before Yeovil somehow managed to scramble clear.

3:19pm

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3:17pm

Fraser cross, Ritchie header well saved by Stech. Grabban lashes high and wide from the rebound. Good play on the left again by Ryan Fraser.

3:15pm

The end-to-end stuff continues as Yeovil almost take the lead. Miller gets the better of O'Kane on the byline but is denied by Cherries keeper Lee Camp, low down at his near post.

3:13pm

Cherries have looked dangerous. Surman and Arter getting up in support of Grabban.

3:10pm

Lewis Grabban bursts clear on the right and his cross finds Arter, whose shot is blocked. Very bright start from Cherries.

3:09pm

Great save. Former Cherries loan keeper Marek Stech leaps acrobatically to his right to parry Andrew Surman's header. The midfielder had timed his run perfectly to meet Ryan Fraser's cross.

3:08pm

Nice move down the Cherries left but Harry Arter just fails to get on the end of a Charlie Daniels cross.

3:07pm

Cherries appear to have kept faith with the 4-1-4-1 formation which has served them so well away from home in recent weeks. Eunan O'Kane is just in front of the back four, with Lewis Grabban up top.

3:04pm

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3:03pm

3:02pm

Early corner for the visitors is headed wide by Liam Fontaine.

3:02pm

Yeovil are lining up in a 4-4-1-1 formation, with Ed Upson operating just behind striker Ishmael Miller.

3:01pm

2:58pm

The teams are out. Cherries in red and black and Yeovil wearing their traditional green and white.

2:56pm

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM – Eddie Howe on Eunan O’Kane

Bournemouth Echo: IMPRESSIVE: Eunan O'Kane

EUNAN O’Kane has been a star performer in recent weeks and manager Eddie Howe believes the midfielder’s astute tactical mind is key for Cherries.

Deployed as a deeper-lying playmaker, O’Kane caught the eye when helping Cherries register back-to-back away wins over Reading and Sheffield Wednesday.

O’Kane operated in a similar position during his time as a trainee at Everton before being utilised in a more advanced midfield area with Torquay United.

Discussing O’Kane’s latest assignment, Howe told the Daily Echo: “In speaking to Eunan, he would say that is where he feels most comfortable.

“He played that role at Everton as a young lad coming through. He played next to Jack Rodwell and certainly enjoyed that role.

“At Torquay, he played slightly higher and, with us, we have tinkered with both. The beauty of Eunan is that he is very adaptable.

“He can play an attacking role and a defensive role because his understanding of the game is very good.

“He is one of the most intelligent players I have here in this squad in terms of his tactical understanding and that is a real benefit for us.

“He has got many strings to his bow. He is defensively good, everyone can see how technically good he is on the ball and he is someone who has improved as the season has gone on. I am really pleased with him.”

2:51pm

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM – Tommy Elphick

Bournemouth Echo: CAPTAIN: Tommy Elphick

 

SKIPPER Tommy Elphick insists the unshakable belief which led Cherries to a remarkable 2013 can provide the catalyst for success over the next year.

The centre-half declared himself pleased with Cherries’ progress in the Championship and backed the club’s less experienced stars to follow in the footsteps of players who have adjusted following promotion from League One.

Cherries hope to build on their historic year with success in back-to-back home matches against Yeovil Town today and Ipswich Town on Sunday (3pm).

This Dean Court date with the Glovers is a repeat of last season’s festive showdown which Cherries won 3-0 during the surge towards promotion masterminded by returning boss Eddie Howe.

Elphick told the Daily Echo: “It has definitely been one of the best years you could envisage for the club. We put together some good form in League One and while we had a bit of a rocky patch, personally, I never lost faith when we were not winning.

“I looked at the squad every day and the results just did not reflect what we were about and what we had on our side.

“When the gaffer came back in, he got us organised and gave us a direction and once we had hold of that, we were never going to let it go. Even when we lost five in a row, the principles remained the same.

“That togetherness and united front stood us in good stead then and still does at this level now. When we go through rough spells, the belief stays the same and that can take you a long way.”

2:46pm

Expecting a sell-out crowd at Dean Court for this traditional Boxing Day fixture. Yeovil appear to have brought about 1,000 away supporters.

2:45pm

11:41am Thu 26 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says

Good luck today boys, looking forward to it!!
UTC

2:36pm

11:15am Thu 26 Dec 13

horsted says

What a great year 2013 has been for us all associated with the Cherries, long may it last, staff, players, supporters, ALL OF US, well done, hopefully a good New Year too. Nick

2:28pm

Yeovil: Stech, Edwards, Duffy, Fontaine, McAllister, Dawson, Lundstram, Ralls, Grant, Upson, Miller.

Yeovil subs: Dunn, Moore, Nana, Davis, Foley, Hayter, Hoskins.

2:25pm

Cherries are unchanged from the team which secured a 2-1 away win over Sheffield Wednesday last time out.

2:16pm

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Elphick, Ward, Daniels, Arter, O'Kane, Surman, Ritchie, Grabban, Fraser.

Cherries subs: Addison, Harte, MacDonald, Pugh, Pitman, Rantie, Allsop (g/k).

2:16pm

Team news is in...

2:13pm

Good afternoon all and welcome to our Matchday Live service from Dean Court...Cherries v Yeovil Town.

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11:14am Thu 26 Dec 13

ASM says...

This seasons results have been very unpredictable. Yeovil have beaten the best teams in this league. I hope the weather and pitch conditions don't spoil the game.
This seasons results have been very unpredictable. Yeovil have beaten the best teams in this league. I hope the weather and pitch conditions don't spoil the game. ASM

11:15am Thu 26 Dec 13

horsted says...

What a great year 2013 has been for us all associated with the Cherries, long may it last, staff, players, supporters, ALL OF US, well done, hopefully a good New Year too. Nick
What a great year 2013 has been for us all associated with the Cherries, long may it last, staff, players, supporters, ALL OF US, well done, hopefully a good New Year too. Nick horsted

11:41am Thu 26 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Good luck today boys, looking forward to it!!
UTC
Good luck today boys, looking forward to it!! UTC TedMacsCherryPants

12:24pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Oakdale12 says...

Bournemouth did the double over Yeovil last season without conceding a goal. They won 3-0 at home after a 1-0 win at Yeovil.

Yeovil have not scored in any of the last three meetings between the teams. Yeovil have not won any of the last nine meetings played in all competitions.

Can't wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!
Bournemouth did the double over Yeovil last season without conceding a goal. They won 3-0 at home after a 1-0 win at Yeovil. Yeovil have not scored in any of the last three meetings between the teams. Yeovil have not won any of the last nine meetings played in all competitions. Can't wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! Oakdale12

1:04pm Thu 26 Dec 13

kangman2012 says...

Oakdale12 wrote:
Bournemouth did the double over Yeovil last season without conceding a goal. They won 3-0 at home after a 1-0 win at Yeovil.

Yeovil have not scored in any of the last three meetings between the teams. Yeovil have not won any of the last nine meetings played in all competitions.

Can't wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!
Don't tempt fate "Oakdale12" !
[quote][p][bold]Oakdale12[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth did the double over Yeovil last season without conceding a goal. They won 3-0 at home after a 1-0 win at Yeovil. Yeovil have not scored in any of the last three meetings between the teams. Yeovil have not won any of the last nine meetings played in all competitions. Can't wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don't tempt fate "Oakdale12" ! kangman2012

1:25pm Thu 26 Dec 13

kangman2012 says...

By the way, does anyone know what's happened to Nico Yannaris the Arsenal loaner!
By the way, does anyone know what's happened to Nico Yannaris the Arsenal loaner! kangman2012

1:35pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Oakdale12 says...

kangman2012 wrote:
By the way, does anyone know what's happened to Nico Yannaris the Arsenal loaner!
On loan from 28 November 2013 until 2 January 2014.
[quote][p][bold]kangman2012[/bold] wrote: By the way, does anyone know what's happened to Nico Yannaris the Arsenal loaner![/p][/quote]On loan from 28 November 2013 until 2 January 2014. Oakdale12

3:04pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Richard 1976 says...

Anything other than a win and let's see if there's any comment from the sadlands of Lincolnshire.. Up the cherries
Anything other than a win and let's see if there's any comment from the sadlands of Lincolnshire.. Up the cherries Richard 1976

3:22pm Thu 26 Dec 13

MilkOfThePoppy says...

Absolutely gutted I can't be there today. Stupid knee surgery & crutches. A win will cheer me right up! Good luck. EHBA!
Absolutely gutted I can't be there today. Stupid knee surgery & crutches. A win will cheer me right up! Good luck. EHBA! MilkOfThePoppy

3:39pm Thu 26 Dec 13

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3:49pm Thu 26 Dec 13

smhinto says...

I fear that if we concede first it wll be game over. The longer that the game remains 0-0 the higher the risk of making an error and less time to do anythig about it. WE NEED TO STRIKE FIRST !!
I fear that if we concede first it wll be game over. The longer that the game remains 0-0 the higher the risk of making an error and less time to do anythig about it. WE NEED TO STRIKE FIRST !! smhinto

4:06pm Thu 26 Dec 13

ASM says...

the pop ups on this website are getting more annoying now they have 12 minute interviews with a retired cricket player (who cares?) and feature more Scottish football than English football
the pop ups on this website are getting more annoying now they have 12 minute interviews with a retired cricket player (who cares?) and feature more Scottish football than English football ASM

4:15pm Thu 26 Dec 13

ASM says...

**** it! arter is suspended. Matt Ritchie is on course to win the PFA player of the year for the third consecutive year, each year at a higher level. The lad is really special! come on Bournemouth!
**** it! arter is suspended. Matt Ritchie is on course to win the PFA player of the year for the third consecutive year, each year at a higher level. The lad is really special! come on Bournemouth! ASM

4:20pm Thu 26 Dec 13

ASM says...

There are going to be a lot of premiership clubs at the Ipswich game watching Matt Ritchie. If Peterbrough sold that player I'd never heard of and still haven't heard of to Palace for 8million, I can only think Ritchie is worth 15mil'. DiCanio said he was 10 mill when he was a mere league 1 player. UTC
There are going to be a lot of premiership clubs at the Ipswich game watching Matt Ritchie. If Peterbrough sold that player I'd never heard of and still haven't heard of to Palace for 8million, I can only think Ritchie is worth 15mil'. DiCanio said he was 10 mill when he was a mere league 1 player. UTC ASM

4:25pm Thu 26 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

smhinto wrote:
I fear that if we concede first it wll be game over. The longer that the game remains 0-0 the higher the risk of making an error and less time to do anythig about it. WE NEED TO STRIKE FIRST !!
Three goals thus far
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I fear that if we concede first it wll be game over. The longer that the game remains 0-0 the higher the risk of making an error and less time to do anythig about it. WE NEED TO STRIKE FIRST !![/p][/quote]Three goals thus far alasdair1967

4:40pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Richard 1976 says...

smhinto wrote:
I fear that if we concede first it wll be game over. The longer that the game remains 0-0 the higher the risk of making an error and less time to do anythig about it. WE NEED TO STRIKE FIRST !!
And we did strike first so no more comments from the calendar east news desk I suppose? Six points off top six. Ten off the bottom three.. Great position to be in at christmas
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I fear that if we concede first it wll be game over. The longer that the game remains 0-0 the higher the risk of making an error and less time to do anythig about it. WE NEED TO STRIKE FIRST !![/p][/quote]And we did strike first so no more comments from the calendar east news desk I suppose? Six points off top six. Ten off the bottom three.. Great position to be in at christmas Richard 1976

4:51pm Thu 26 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

I know a few people will be gutted not being able to spout there normally bile
I know a few people will be gutted not being able to spout there normally bile alasdair1967

10:05pm Thu 26 Dec 13

parkstoneboy says...

smhinto wrote:
I fear that if we concede first it wll be game over. The longer that the game remains 0-0 the higher the risk of making an error and less time to do anythig about it. WE NEED TO STRIKE FIRST !!
Knob
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I fear that if we concede first it wll be game over. The longer that the game remains 0-0 the higher the risk of making an error and less time to do anythig about it. WE NEED TO STRIKE FIRST !![/p][/quote]Knob parkstoneboy

10:07pm Thu 26 Dec 13

parkstoneboy says...

smhinto wrote:
I fear that if we concede first it wll be game over. The longer that the game remains 0-0 the higher the risk of making an error and less time to do anythig about it. WE NEED TO STRIKE FIRST !!
state the obvious why don't you.. nob
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I fear that if we concede first it wll be game over. The longer that the game remains 0-0 the higher the risk of making an error and less time to do anythig about it. WE NEED TO STRIKE FIRST !![/p][/quote]state the obvious why don't you.. nob parkstoneboy

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