AFC Bournemouth: Surman rues second Wigan goal

BAD TIME: AFC Bournemouth's Andrew Surman

BAD TIME: AFC Bournemouth's Andrew Surman

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ANDREW Surman was left to rue the timing of Wigan’s second goal after Cherries’ four-match unbeaten run had come to an end on Saturday.

Cherries suffered a 3-0 defeat at DW Stadium as strikes from Marc-Antoine Fortune and Jordi Gomez, either side of Elliott Ward’s own goal, settled the contest.

Fortune fired the hosts in front after just five minutes before Cherries improved in the second half and threatened to force their way back into the match.

But Ward deflected Fortune’s shot past Lee Camp before Gomez went on to complete the scoring with a powerful 25-yard effort in the closing stages.

Surman, on loan from Norwich City, told the Daily Echo: “We were disappointed with the result.

"I didn’t think we started that well and they scored an early goal, which gave them the momentum.

“We didn’t quite get to grips with it in the first half and we didn’t keep the ball well enough. That is one of our trademarks and we didn’t do it that well, especially in the first half.

“We kept the ball better in the second half but their second goal came at a bad time as I thought we were probably on top and looked like we were going to get back in the game.”

  • Cherries striker Jayden Stockley was on target as Chris Hargreaves enjoyed a winning start to life in management.

Stockley, who was last week signed on loan by new Torquay boss Hargreaves, netted as the Gulls claimed a 2-0 victory at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

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