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- LIVE SCORE: CHERRIES 2 (Pugh 31, Kermorgant 58) SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4 (Nuhiu 16, Hutchinson 34, Best 86, Maguire 90+6) FT
- Cherries: Camp, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Harte (Smith, 70), Ritchie (Fraser, 62), Surman, O'Kane, Pugh (Pitman, 79), Kermorgant, Grabban. Subs: Ward, MacDonald, Rantie, Allsop (g/k).
- Sheffield Wednesday: Kirkland, Buxton (Palmer, 52), Llera, Onyewu, Mattock, Maguire, Hutchinson, Lee, Helan (Coke, 66), Antonio, Nuhiu (Best, 73). Subs: Taylor, Lavery, Afobe, Martinez (g/k).
- Cherries created the better chances during the first half but two soft goals handed Sheffield Wednesday the lead.
- Kermorgant's equaliser has restored parity with Wednesday now down to 10 men following Sam Hutchinson's dismissal for two yellow cards.
- Cherries caught on the break by substitute Leon Best with four minutes to go and Chris Maguire in added time.
Had Cherries won, they would have been seventh, level on points with sixth-placed Brighton.
In hindsight, a point could have been more handy than many would have thought.
Championship FT: Huddersfield 1 Brighton 1.
Cherries arguably the better side, certainly created more, but two absolute gifts set the trend and ultimately left the hosts with too much to do.
Credit to Wednesday and their boss Stuart Gray, introduction of Leon Best was well timed and crucial.
CHERRIES 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4
Another break, Maguire in the centre circle dinks up into the right channel for Best who centres for the on-rushing playmaker to scuff past Camp.
CHERRIES 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4 (Chris Maguire 90+6)
Championship FT: Wigan 3 Reading 0
We've now played one of those.
SEVEN minutes added time.
Championship FT: Blackburn 0 Yeovil 0
Cherries get caught on the break from their own corner, Maguire flicks over O'Kane to leave Wednesday three on one.
Antonio from left side of the box rattles the bar, Best picks up loose ball, turns in and slams inside Camp's near post.
CHERRIES 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 3 (Leon Best 86)
Corner Cherries, five to play...
Championship latest: Huddersfield 1 Brighton 1
Tommy Elphick (Cherries) 84 minutes. No one seems to know why.
Francis cross finds Pitman at the far post, his header is wayward and cleared.
Eight minutes of normal time to play at Dean Court.
Smith skips past Maguire but his throughball is too strong to find O'Kane.
Misplaced pass from Smith sees Wednesday break four on three but Best's chip sails harmlessly over the bar.
For Cherries on 79 minutes: Brett Pitman on for Marc Pugh.
Pitman getting ready to come on...
Attendance: 10,864. 1,379 visiting fans.
12 and a half minutes left for Cherries to find a winner.
Kermorgant, Grabban, rolls to Pugh who shanks his shot wide.
For Wednesday on 73 minutes: Leon Best replaces Nuhiu.
... his effort deflects onto the post before it's hacked away.
Could not have come any closer to scoring.
Kermorgant from the resulting free kick hits the bar, off the back of keeper Kirkland and...
Chris Maguire booked on 71 minutes for Wednesday.
For Cherries on 70 minutes: Adam Smith replaces Ian Harte.
Well-worked move ends with Grabban's deflected shot creeping marginally wide.
Long ball sees Nuhiu get the run on Elphick, Camp comes out of his area before retreating and slapping the ball down and clearing.
Kermorgant scores for #afcb http://t.co/WHLA1SHc5f— @EchoJon 18 April 2014
For Wednesday on 66 minutes: Giles Coke for Jeremy Helan.
Sam Hutchinson dismissed for Wednesday on 64 minutes, second booking for another late tackle on Kermorgant.
For Cherries on 62 minutes: Ryan Fraser for Matt Ritchie.
Angled shot from Antonio awkward for Camp after his long throw had been half cleared.
Cherries going for the throat now.
Ritchie went close shortly after and the hosts have swarmed forward since, Ritchie has just found Francis to cross for Grabban whose effort squirmed wide under pressure.
Cook, Grabban and Pugh involved in some great approach play to win Cherries a corner.
Harte took an outswinger which was thumped home by Kermorgant.
CHERRIES 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2 (Yann Kermorgant 58)
Overlapping run from Francis wins Cherries a corner.
Cook has another hairy moment, short back pass cleared by Camp with Nuhiu lurking with intent.
For Sheffield Wednesday on 52 minutes: Liam Palmer replaces the injured Buxton.
No goalmouth action in the second half yet, Wednesday's Lewis Buxton down injured.
Championship latest: Wigan 3 Reading 0.
We're underway again.
The important Championship half-times:
Blackburn 0 Yeovil 0
Huddersfield 1 Brighton 0
Wigan 2 Reading 0
Ipswich must be delighted.
Slightly subdued opening half from Cherries, still created some good openings and forced Kirkland into a number of decent saves but the goals conceded were poor from the home side's point of view.
CHERRIES 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2
Clash of heads between Elphick and Llera leads to a two-and-half minute delay.
Sam Hutchinson (Wednesday) 45+1 minutes for a late challenge on Kermorgant.
Three minutes added time at the end of the first half, which we've just entered.
Corner leads to a bout of penalty area pinball, Kermorgant has a hot charged down at close quarters before Wednesday clear the danger.
Kermorgant drops deep again, this time finds Surman who gets the better of Llera and forces good low save from Kirkland, good chance.
Linesman on the near side has a shocker in flagging offside Lewis Grabban from Yann Kermorgant's dinked pass, runs past defender after the ball is played but very late decision pulls back the play.
3:37pm Fri 18 Apr 14
It's a good job that I took my blood-pressure tablet this morning!!!!
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Harte free kick, Grabban's wild effort at the far post clears the Ted MacDougall Stand.
Cherries almost hit straight back with O'Kane threading through Grabban but his low effort is smothered by Kirkland.
Goalscorer confirmed as Sam Hutchinson, flick at the near post from Antonio's long throw-in on 34 minutes.
CHERRIES 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2
Kermorgant to Grabban in the right channel, touch and cross from the right finds Pugh steaming in at the far post top thump home close-range header.
CHERRIES 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 (Marc Pugh 31)
Championship latest: Wigan 1 Reading 0.
At the other end, Ian Harte's clever free kick is worked to Kermorgant on the edge of the area but Sam Hutchinson blocks the Frenchman's low, drilled effort.
Cook caught in possession again but makes a great recovering challenge on Wednesday's top scorer Chris Maguire to prevent a one-on-one with Lee Camp.
Important header away by Elphick, another corner.
Taken short, drilled in, well cleared from in front of his own goal by Pugh.
Third corner for Wednesday.
Antonio bustles past Cook, bouncing ball eventually cleared for a Wednesday corner by Elphick.
Overhit by Harte.
Mattock wrestles Francis to the floor wide right, free kick Cherries, Harte to take.
Poor backpass from Cook, seized upon by Nuhiu outside the penalty area, took a touch inside and rifled a low shot to Camp's right.
Cook punches the ground in frustration.
CHERRIES 0 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1
Atdhe Nuhiu, 16 minutes.
Andrew Surman (Cherries) on 15 minutes.
Late tackle on Lee, a bit harsh as it looked no worse than the one on Kermorgant.
Neat approach play from Cherries has Wednesday worried.
Another Kermorgant throughball sees Grabban get the better of Llera and force a good low stop from Kirkland.
Bit of confusion between Wednesday defender Llera and keeper Kirkland leads to Grabban finding some space, lay off finds Ritchie whose effort is easy for Kirkland.
Kermorgant threads Grabban through but Onyewu slides in with a well-timed tackle.
Good news from Yorkshire: Huddersfield Town 1 Brighton 0.
Good approach play from Cherries, Ritchie sets up O'Kane who is correctly flagged offside.
Good hold-up play from Nuhiu, ball drops for Kieran Lee whose strike whistles past Lee Camp's left upright.
Early warning for Cherries.
Kermorgant has just took a right whack, referee Tim Robinson waved play on.
The Cherries striker replaces his boot and gets on with it.
Throw to Cherries, no goalmouth action yet.
Small connection issue, kicked off two minutes ago.
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A few pre-match snaps from our man with the camera at Dean Court, Jon Beal...
We're not far from kick-off at Dean Court and the stands are filling up nicely.
Bright, sunny day with a nice sense of anticipation building.
Speedway fans, Poole Pirates got off to a great start in their double header v Swindon Robins today, a 56-34 win at Wimborne Road.
Read Ned Payne's report here.
@amitchellecho going for a thumping 4-1 home win for the mighty cherries— @StephenAmey 18 April 2014
Meanwhile, Cherries boss Eddie Howe has been impressed by Wednesday's upturrn in fortunes under Gray. Read his thoughts here.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray is aware of the threat of Lewis Grabban this afternoon, read his thoughts here.
Two teams in contrasting form this afternoon, five wins and a draw in Cherries' past six matches while Wednesday are four without a win in the Championship and five without a win on the road.
The Owls last tasted success on away territory eight weeks ago, a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield Town at the end of February.
One change for Sheffield Wednesday too, Jeremy Helan replaces Liam Palmer.
Owls: Kirkland, Buxton, Llera, Onyewu, Mattock, Maguire, Hutchinson, Lee, Helan, Antonio, Nuhiu. Subs: Best, Taylor, Lavery, Palmer, Afobe, Coke, Martinez (g/k).
Cherries make one change to the team which drew 1-1 at Yeovil on Saturday, Marc Pugh returns, replacing Ryan Fraser who drops to the bench.
It's the same XI that started against Reading.
Cherries: Camp, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Harte, Ritchie, Surman, O'Kane, Pugh, Kermorgant, Grabban. Subs: Smith, Ward, MacDonald, Rantie, Fraser, Pitman, Allsop (g/k).
Join us from 2.30pm for team news, updates and pictures as Cherries attempt to keep on track their late play-off charge at home to Sheffield Wednesday.