Matchday Live: Wigan Athletic v AFC Bournemouth

This live event has finished

Latest

  • Live score: Wigan 3 (Fortune 5, Ward og 57, Gomez 90) Cherries 0
  • Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Barnett, Perch, McCann, McArthur, Watson, Powell, McManaman, Fortune, Beausejour. Subs: Crainey, Holt, Gomez, McClean, Espinoza, Browning, Nicholls (g/k).
  • Cherries: Camp; Francis, Elphick, Ward, Daniels; O’Kane; Ritchie, Arter, Surman, Fraser; Grabban. Subs: Cook, Pugh, Pitman, Harte, Hughes, Rantie, Allsop (g/k).

4:54pm

Thanks for joining us.

4:52pm

Wigan 3 Cherries 0

4:51pm

Two good saves from Al Habsi to deny Grabban and then Rantie.

4:50pm

Brilliant goal as Gomez strikes from 25 yards.

4:49pm

Jordi Gomez, 90 minutes, Wigan 3 Cherries 0

4:43pm

Good save from Al Habsi to deny Rantie, who had beaten the last defender to go clear following Pugh's pass.

4:41pm

Wigan appear happy to try to play out time here as they lead 2-0.

4:37pm

Wigan: Espinoza on for Watson.

4:36pm

Moments later, Pugh can only shoot straight at Al Habsi from 12 yards.

4:35pm

Good chance for Cherries. Pugh releases Daniels, Pitman dummies the cross and Rantie arrives bang on time, only to fire narrowly wide. Keeper was beaten.

4:30pm

Pitman on for Ritchie

4:30pm

Ritchie shot deflected for a corner.

4:26pm

Big let off for Cherries as Chris McCann fires straight at Camp from six yards.

4:23pm

Attendance: 12,709 (including 272 away supporters)

4:23pm

Harry Arter limps off injured with Tokelo Rantie joining Lewis Grabban up front.

4:22pm

Rantie on for Arter

4:21pm

Wigan: Gomez on for McManaman

4:19pm

Prior to that second goal for the hosts, Cherries had made a decent start to the second half. Pugh replaced Fraser immediately after the goal.

4:17pm

More on the goal: Off balance and attempting to clear Fortune's shot, Ward sliced the ball past the diving Lee Camp.

4:16pm

Cherries: Pugh on for Fraser

4:15pm

Elliott Ward own goal, 57 minutes, Wigan 2 Cherries 0

4:13pm

Marc Pugh is ready to come on for Cherries.

4:13pm

A bit of possession football from Cherries as they attempt to build pressure. O'Kane and Fraser combine to force a corner.

4:12pm

Cherries youngster Jayden Stockley on target for loan club Torquay. The Gulls, under the management of ex-Cherries coach Chris Hargreaves, lead 2-0 at AFC Wimbledon.

4:09pm

Corner for Cherries.

4:08pm

Arter and Ritchie combine on the right to release Grabban but he lashes across the face of goal from a tight angle. Probably Cherries' best move so far.

4:06pm

McArthur fires wide from 20 yards.

4:05pm

Wigan: Tyias Browning on for James Perch

4:05pm

Second half under way

3:46pm

Wigan 1 Cherries 0

3:46pm

Francis cross, Grabban fires wide. Half-chance for Cherries.

3:41pm

Rapid counter from Wigan as McArthur surges out of defence and past O'Kane. Camp saves his shot easily.

3:40pm

Chris McCann, 40 minutes, for a trip on Ryan Fraser

3:39pm

Decent save from Camp. Ben Watson's free-kick forces the Cherries keeper to punch over the crossbar.

3:36pm

Grabban gets in behind on the left but the ball gets away from him and Al Habsi claims it. Fraser was calling for a cross.

3:34pm

3:34pm

3:31pm

Wigan impressive so far. Plenty of attacking intent. Can see why they have been in decent form since Uwe Rosler's arrival.

3:26pm

At the other end, Camp saves well from James McArthur's long-range effort.

3:25pm

Matt Ritchie cuts in from the right and unleashes a trademark left-foot shot, which Ali Al Habsi gets down well to hold.

3:24pm

Wigan have lined up in a 4-3-3 formation but both full-backs are getting forward at every opportunity, particularly Jean Beausejour on the left. From his position wide on the left, Nick Powell has popped up in central areas and caused problems.

3:22pm

Cherries enjoying a bit more possession now after spending much of the opening exchanges on the back foot.

3:17pm

The lively Powell tries his luck from 25 yards and Camp parries solidly.

3:14pm

Fortune causes more problems but Powell fails to hit the target from his colleague's powerful cross.

3:10pm

Nick Powell gets past Tommy Elphick and Callum McManaman races clear on to the loose ball. Clean through, he is denied by an excellent block from keeper Lee Camp.

3:08pm

Fine strike from Fortune to put the hosts in front. The ball fell kindly for him 15 yards out and, on the turn, he rifled into the top corner right-footed.

3:06pm

Marc-Antoine Fortune, 5 minutes. Wigan 1 Cherries 0.

3:05pm

Cherries corner. Taken short, Ritchie cross finds Arter but his shot is blocked.

3:04pm

Nick Powell gets the better of Francis but Camp saves his shot comfortably.

3:03pm

Beautiful pass from O'Kane, 40-yard cross-field to Fraser. Inch perfect.

3:01pm

Cherries 4-1-4-1 as expected. Eunan O'Kane in front of the back four and Lewis Grabban up top.

3:00pm

Game on here...

3:00pm

2:59pm

The teams are out. Cherries in a pre-match huddle.

2:58pm

Wigan chief Dave Whelan has just taken his seat behind the press area. Cherries chairman Jeff Mostyn also present.

2:56pm

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM - Eddie Howe

Bournemouth Echo: Cherries boss Eddie Howe

EDDIE Howe believes Cherries have the potential to be “a force to be reckoned with” in the second half of the season – providing they can keep progressing.

Boss Howe says he has been encouraged by recent performances as Cherries have continued to find their feet following promotion to the Championship.

He told the Daily Echo: “I think we have seen a gradual improvement in the team throughout the season, not just in results, but in level of performance. When you looked at our early games, we had some good results by being a little backs-to-the-wall at times.

“We have been more progressive and attack-minded in the latter stages of the first half of the season and had some consistent performances, which is the pleasing thing.

“I think we have been very good in the past six or seven games and been the dominant team in most. They are good signs and if we could continue that progression and improvement, then we could be a real force to be reckoned with.”

2:51pm

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM – Simon Francis

Bournemouth Echo: FULL STEAM AHEAD: Simon Francis

An exemplary attendance record has seen Francis miss only three games – starting and finishing 106 out of 109 – after making his Cherries debut in an FA Cup clash against Gillingham in November 2011.

Francis, who is making his 59th consecutive appearance today, told the Daily Echo: “I have been fortunate enough to play every game this season and have enjoyed it. There is an element of luck but I would like to think I live correctly off the pitch which, as you get older, you have to do more.

“When I was 18 or 19, I could probably eat what I wanted and maybe train how I wanted. I was relatively fortunate with injuries then. Now though, if you don’t do it right off the pitch then you are going to suffer. I work before and after training and try to eat correctly. That has definitely played a big part.”

Francis is hoping his previous encounters will stand him in good stead when he resumes battle with Wigan’s team of wingers today.

The Latics boast full internationals Jean Beausejour and James McClean in their squad, while England under-21 Callum McManaman is also in their ranks.

Francis, who helped Cherries to a 1-0 win over Wigan in August, said: “We always look at clips of teams before we play them and I have played against all three of them this season and last.

“Beausejour started when we played them in August before McClean came on for him. I thought I did pretty well against them so can take confidence from that.

“McManaman played on the left when we met them in the cup last season so I know about him as well. I know what their strengths are but I will also be working on their weaknesses and trying to exploit them.

“They have a strong squad and we will have to give them a lot of respect. But we will go there with a lot of confidence based on our recent results.”

2:47pm

Cherries have completed their warm-up and are now returning to the dressing rooms. Very cold up here at the DW.

2:46pm

FORM GUIDE

Cherries have climbed to 16th in the Championship on the back of a four-match unbeaten run over the Christmas and New Year period.

League form: D D W W L W

=
Since Uwe Rosler’s appointment, the Latics have enjoyed a five-match unbeaten run which has included wins over Bolton, Reading and Derby. Now 11th, Wigan are pushing for the play-offs.

League form: W D D W W L

2:44pm

2:37pm

2:37pm

2:32pm

Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Barnett, Perch, McCann, McArthur, Watson, Powell, McManaman, Fortune, Beausejour. Subs: Crainey, Holt, Gomez, McClean, Espinoza, Browning, Nicholls (g/k).

2:29pm

One change for Cherries from the team which claimed a 1-1 draw at Brighton on New Year's Day, with Ryan Fraser coming in for Marc Pugh on the left flank.

2:26pm

Cherries: Camp; Francis, Elphick, Ward, Daniels; O’Kane; Ritchie, Arter, Surman, Fraser; Grabban. Subs: Cook, Pugh, Pitman, Harte, Hughes, Rantie, Allsop (g/k).

2:24pm

Two form sides set to lock horns today. Team news coming up...

2:24pm

Good afternoon all and welcome to DW Stadium for Wigan v Cherries.

Comments (13)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

3:44pm Sat 11 Jan 14

smhinto says...

We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games.
.
It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game.
.
Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX.
.
We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games. . It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game. . Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX. . smhinto

4:13pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Julian 1964 Bournemouth says...

smhinto wrote:
We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games.
.
It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game.
.
Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX.
.
You are such a total dick,not even a supporter
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games. . It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game. . Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX. .[/p][/quote]You are such a total dick,not even a supporter Julian 1964 Bournemouth

4:27pm Sat 11 Jan 14

cherrygood says...

smhinto wrote:
We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games.
.
It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game.
.
Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX.
.
What gets into your head to make you write such unhelpful unsupportive garbage every single time we go a goal down or at the start of any game.

Not very interesting first time but this is about the 43rd time you've written exactly the same thing. Don't you think it's time you gave it a rest?
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games. . It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game. . Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX. .[/p][/quote]What gets into your head to make you write such unhelpful unsupportive garbage every single time we go a goal down or at the start of any game. Not very interesting first time but this is about the 43rd time you've written exactly the same thing. Don't you think it's time you gave it a rest? cherrygood

4:44pm Sat 11 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

smhinto wrote:
We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games.
.
It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game.
.
Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX.
.
And you wonder why decent fans give you the thumbs down and call you names. Going by the time of your post you should have been concentrating on your work. Can I join with others and say that your kind of support is not welcome.

The question I ask is. Why do you bother apart from making yourself look superior when frankly you are not.

No doubt you will be waiting for the echo's report and be the first to write more rubbish, my advice is to stay clear unless you thrive on being call of kind of names.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games. . It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game. . Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX. .[/p][/quote]And you wonder why decent fans give you the thumbs down and call you names. Going by the time of your post you should have been concentrating on your work. Can I join with others and say that your kind of support is not welcome. The question I ask is. Why do you bother apart from making yourself look superior when frankly you are not. No doubt you will be waiting for the echo's report and be the first to write more rubbish, my advice is to stay clear unless you thrive on being call of kind of names. nonnogeppetto

4:46pm Sat 11 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Sadly it seems it's open season tonight for the trolls who only ever post there bile when we lose ,guess that pr1ck from Lincoln will be the first to post with his I told you so tripe
Sadly it seems it's open season tonight for the trolls who only ever post there bile when we lose ,guess that pr1ck from Lincoln will be the first to post with his I told you so tripe alasdair1967

4:48pm Sat 11 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Sadly it seems it's open season tonight for the trolls who only ever post there bile when we lose ,guess that pr1ck from Lincoln will be the first to post with his I told you so tripe
I will be boycotting it because I can read better and more intelligent stuff in the BEANO
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Sadly it seems it's open season tonight for the trolls who only ever post there bile when we lose ,guess that pr1ck from Lincoln will be the first to post with his I told you so tripe[/p][/quote]I will be boycotting it because I can read better and more intelligent stuff in the BEANO nonnogeppetto

4:48pm Sat 11 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
smhinto wrote:
We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games.
.
It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game.
.
Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX.
.
And you wonder why decent fans give you the thumbs down and call you names. Going by the time of your post you should have been concentrating on your work. Can I join with others and say that your kind of support is not welcome.

The question I ask is. Why do you bother apart from making yourself look superior when frankly you are not.

No doubt you will be waiting for the echo's report and be the first to write more rubbish, my advice is to stay clear unless you thrive on being call of kind of names.
I'd put money on him being the first to post I'm sure it's all ready written ready for him to paste the second the report is listed
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games. . It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game. . Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX. .[/p][/quote]And you wonder why decent fans give you the thumbs down and call you names. Going by the time of your post you should have been concentrating on your work. Can I join with others and say that your kind of support is not welcome. The question I ask is. Why do you bother apart from making yourself look superior when frankly you are not. No doubt you will be waiting for the echo's report and be the first to write more rubbish, my advice is to stay clear unless you thrive on being call of kind of names.[/p][/quote]I'd put money on him being the first to post I'm sure it's all ready written ready for him to paste the second the report is listed alasdair1967

4:52pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Sadly it seems it's open season tonight for the trolls who only ever post there bile when we lose ,guess that pr1ck from Lincoln will be the first to post with his I told you so tripe
Come, come Alisdair. You military types should stck together.... 3 shots on target all game in an unaccepable statistic. Well done to Jayden Stockey who scored on his debut for Torquay today. Regards.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Sadly it seems it's open season tonight for the trolls who only ever post there bile when we lose ,guess that pr1ck from Lincoln will be the first to post with his I told you so tripe[/p][/quote]Come, come Alisdair. You military types should stck together.... 3 shots on target all game in an unaccepable statistic. Well done to Jayden Stockey who scored on his debut for Torquay today. Regards. Mike Oxbig

4:53pm Sat 11 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Well anyhope of a draw well and truly out of the window now let's admit defeat brush our selves off and let the players prepare for the crunch match on Tuesday evening,certainly not going to be a walkover burton have just the same rewards as us so certainly will be up for it .lets pray we can build on the hype come Wednesday morning
Well anyhope of a draw well and truly out of the window now let's admit defeat brush our selves off and let the players prepare for the crunch match on Tuesday evening,certainly not going to be a walkover burton have just the same rewards as us so certainly will be up for it .lets pray we can build on the hype come Wednesday morning alasdair1967

4:55pm Sat 11 Jan 14

afcbtintin says...

smhinto wrote:
We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games.
.
It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game.
.
Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX.
.
I am amazed people have been able to find the words to describe how they feel about your post. I have been trying but am not willing to express how I feel in case there are women & children reading.

I for one am enjoying this season and as a realist totally accept that we will lose more than we win !

UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games. . It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game. . Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX. .[/p][/quote]I am amazed people have been able to find the words to describe how they feel about your post. I have been trying but am not willing to express how I feel in case there are women & children reading. I for one am enjoying this season and as a realist totally accept that we will lose more than we win ! UTCIAD afcbtintin

4:58pm Sat 11 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

afcbtintin wrote:
smhinto wrote:
We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games.
.
It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game.
.
Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX.
.
I am amazed people have been able to find the words to describe how they feel about your post. I have been trying but am not willing to express how I feel in case there are women & children reading.

I for one am enjoying this season and as a realist totally accept that we will lose more than we win !

UTCIAD
Even my mild temper has been tested beyond reason by this plonker Kermit is far too good for this toad
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: We have gone a goal down away from home against a side who are unbeaten in seven games. . It is not often than we go a goal down away from home and go on to get anything out of the game. . Leave the ground immediately, I am afraid it is all over. ENDEX. .[/p][/quote]I am amazed people have been able to find the words to describe how they feel about your post. I have been trying but am not willing to express how I feel in case there are women & children reading. I for one am enjoying this season and as a realist totally accept that we will lose more than we win ! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Even my mild temper has been tested beyond reason by this plonker Kermit is far too good for this toad nonnogeppetto

5:01pm Sat 11 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Match report posted
Match report posted alasdair1967

5:04pm Sat 11 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Match report posted
Yep
At least I beat the to##er
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Match report posted[/p][/quote]Yep At least I beat the to##er nonnogeppetto

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree