LiveMatchday live: AFC Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest

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Summary

  • LIVE SCORE: Cherries 4 (Kermorgant 43, 90+1, Grabban 47, 70p) Nottingham Forest 1 (Halford 56).
  • Cherries: Camp; Francis, Elphick, Cook, Harte; Ritchie, O'Kane, Surman, Pugh; Grabban, Kermorgant. Subs: Arter, Daniels, Smith, Fraser, Coulibaly, Allsop (g/k).
  • Forest: De Vries, Halford, Lascelles, Collins, Harding, Peltier, McLaughlin, Vaughan, Osborn, Mackie, Derbyshire. Subs: Henderson, Greening, Jara, Tudgay, Majewski, Cox, Evtimov (g/k).
  • Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire).

5:04pm

Non-league results: 

Southern Premier

Poole Town 5 Arlesey Town 3

Redditch United 4 Bashley 0

Southern South & West

Shortwood United 3 Wimborne Town 0

Wessex Premier

Newport IOW 12 (Twelve) Christchurch 0

Bournemouth Poppies 5 Whitchurch United 1

Hamworthy United 1 AFC Portchester 2

 

 

5:00pm

All passed off without incident, thankfully. 

Chants of 'Sit down and behave yourselves' from the visiting support showed a bit of class. 

Cherries fans did, in fairness, behave themselves. Only one or two silly individuals tried to goad away end. 

4:54pm

Mainly well-natured pitch invasion but one or two silly so and so's trying to goad Forest fans.

Completely unnecessary. 

Enjoy your day, don't barrack others. 

4:53pm

CHERRIES 4 FOREST 1

The fans are on the pitch, they think it's all over... It is for Forest. 

4:50pm

For Cherries: Mo Coulibaly replaces Matt Ritchie with 90+2 minutes on the clock. 

Four minutes were added. 

4:49pm

Patient build-up on the break between O'Kane and Fraser, former finds Rantie, selfless play despite shouts to shoot, finds Kermorgant on the right side of the box who lashes home. 

4:47pm

CHERRIES 4 FOREST 1 (Yann Kermorgant 90+1)

 

4:45pm

Steve Cook (Cherries) 88 mins. 

4:44pm

Non-league latest: Newport IOW 12 (Twelve) Christchurch 0. 

4:43pm

Non-league latest: Hamworthy United 1 AFC Portchester 1 

4:43pm

For Cherries on 86 minutes: Tokelo Rantie replaces Lewis Grabban. 

4:42pm

Non-league latest: Poole Town 4 Arlesey Town 3

Newport IOW 11 (Eleven) Christchurch 0 

Redditch United 3 Bashley 0 

 

4:39pm

The match itself is largely petering out. Cherries still dangerous on the break. 

4:39pm

Attendance: 11,021. 1,422 visiting supporters. 

4:39pm

For Cherries: Marc Pugh replaced by Ryan Fraser on 82 minutes. 

4:38pm

Non-league latests: Poole Town 4 (Steve Devlin) Arlesey Town 2 

Newport IOW 9 (yes, nine) Christchurch 0 

4:38pm

Rugby latest: Taunton 48 Bournemouth 22

4:34pm

Mazy run down the right by Osborn whose shot proves awkward for Camp. 

Corner unconvincingly dealt with. 

4:32pm

Cherries in control now after the third goal. 

Arrived at the end of a decisive three-minute spell where Halford had a great chance to level. 

4:31pm

For Forest: Dan Harding for a late  lunge on Matt Ritchie. 

4:30pm

Final change for Forest on 73 minutes: Darius Henderson on for McLaughlin. 

4:29pm

For Forest: Simon Cox came on for Vaughan 69 minutes. 

4:28pm

Slots low to De Vries's left with the Forest custodian diving the wrong way. 

4:28pm

CHERRIES 3 FOREST 1 (Lewis Grabban 71 penalty) 

4:27pm

Pugh fouled by Jara on the break. 

4:27pm

Halford misses a sitter from a corner for Forest. 

Osborn's corner, flicked on by Peltier, Halford slices effort high and wide at far post.

4:26pm

Non-league update: Poole Town 3 Arlesey Town 2, Jon Davies and Luke Burbidge with the goals. 

Bournemouth Poppies 5 (Sam Pekun, Fawzi Saadi) Whitchurch United 1

Rugby latest: Taunton 36 Bournemouth 10 

 

 

 

4:22pm

For Forest on 65 minutes. Jara on for Lascelles. Halford shifts over to centre-half, Jara plays right-back. 

4:20pm

Non-league latest: Poole Town 1 Arlesey Town 2

Shortwood United 3 Wimborne Town 0 

4:20pm

Lascelles (Forest) on 62 minutes. Late challenge on Kermorgant. 

4:19pm

Kermorgant, not for the first time, being targeted by the visitors. 

4:18pm

Cherries quickly spread the play quickly from a free kick and Francis's shot flies just wide. 

4:17pm

4:17pm

4:15pm

Simon Francis slips and handles the ball. 

Free kick played in by Ben Osborn, good movement and Halford thumps home a header. 

Not great defending. 

4:14pm

CHERRIES 2 FOREST 1 (Greg Halford 56) 

4:12pm

Cook caught in possession by Forest's Vaughan who drives wide of the near post. 

4:06pm

Very nearly game over as Kermorgant's audacious lob from 40 yards is unconvincingly dealt with by De Vries. 

4:05pm

Good work from Grabban, cutting inside and dinking into O'Kane who gets held up by Lascelles but still finds Grabban to drill across goal and into the bottom corner. 

4:04pm

CHERRIES 2 FOREST 0 (Lewis Grabban 47) 

4:02pm

Back underway. 

4:01pm

Rugby latest: Taunton 31 Bournemouth 10. 

Teams are back out at Dean Court. 

3:53pm

Half-times:

Poole Town 1 (Jordan Chiedozie) Arlesey Town 1

Redditch United 2 Bashley 0 

Shortwood United 2 Wimborne Town 0

Hamworthy United 1 (Dom Allen, pen) AFC Portchester 0 

Bournemouth Poppies 3 (Fawzi Saadi, Elliot Ward, 2) Whitchurch United 0 

Newport IOW 4 Christchurch 0 

In the rugby: Taunton 24 Bournemouth 10 

3:47pm

Cherries 1 Nottingham Forest 0. 

Frustrating first half until hosts picked the lock. Much-needed goal should change Forest's anti-football approach after the break. 

Patience prevails for Cherries. 

3:45pm

One minute added at the end of the first half. 

3:43pm

Grabban finds Francis who gallops round McLaughlin and centres for Kermorgant to nod home at the far post. 

Very well worked goal. 

3:43pm

CHERRIES 1 FOREST 0 (Yann Kermorgant 43) 

3:41pm

Delicious inswinger from Harte, glanced away by Lascelles. 

3:40pm

Good work from Grabban and Surman sets up on-rushing Francis to cross, good block from Collins, corner Cherries. 

3:38pm

Forest's first shot of note, Derbyshire threaded through, smart low stop from Camp. 

3:38pm

Forest win the first corner of the match after 37 minutes, it bounces in the penalty area and gets cleared. 

Visitors look like they're after a smash and grab this afternoon, succeeding in stifling Cherries so far. 

Wild shot from distance by Pugh sums up the frustration of the first half. 

3:34pm

Grabban exchange with Surman leads to the former clearing the crossbar from distance. 

3:32pm

Non-league update: Redditch United 1 Bashley 0. 

3:30pm

Non-league update: Poole Town 0 Arlesey Town 1. 

3:28pm

Determined run by Pugh, got crowded out, laid off for Surman whose shot whistles harmlessly wide. 

Despite seeing so little of the ball, Forest have still looked solid. 

3:27pm

Rugby update: Taunton 12 Bournemouth 10. 

3:26pm

Yann Kermorgant takes a knee in the face from Danny Collins. Seems okay. 

Hosts have had all of the ball, Forest seem content for that to be the case. 

Delicately poised. 

3:22pm

Break from Forest, Derbyshire rolls to McLaughlin, tame low shot creeps wide. 

Generally good passing and movement from Cherries but they have lost the purpose of the opening 10 minutes. 

3:19pm

Cherries still dominating possession but Forest have nine outfield players behind the ball and letting the hosts have it. 

3:17pm

Non-league update: Shortwood United 1 Wimborne Town 0 (13 mins) 

3:14pm

Non-league update: Hamworthy United 1 AFC Portchester 0 (Dom Allen penalty)

3:14pm

Non-league update: Bournemouth Poppies 1 Whitchurch United 0 (Fawzi Saadi, 10) 

3:12pm

Forest seeing very little of the ball. 

Harte's throw finds Pugh, did well to get a cross in put no one anticipated it. 

3:10pm

Francis's pinged ball from the right finds Pugh whose cushioned volley to the far post finds Grabban, point-blank save from De Vries, best opening so far. 

Cherries have started well. No hairy moments as yet. We're 10 minutes in. 

3:09pm

Forest keeper De Vries has a moment with a backpass, nearly concedes a corner but just about keeps it in play. 

3:07pm

Non-league update: Newport IOW 1 Christchurch 0 (6 mins) 

3:06pm

Rugby update: Converted Karim Lynch try in the first minute gives Bournemouth a 7-0 lead at Taunton. 

3:03pm

Ritchie dispossessed Danny Collins with ease, found Grabban on the right who drilled back in for Ritchie but his effort was charged down and cleared by Greg Halford. 

3:02pm

Slick build-up, Kermorgant rolls to on-rushing winger Matt Ritchie to fizz a low shot just wide of De Vries's near post. 

2:59pm

We're off. 

2:59pm

2:47pm Sat 26 Apr 14

easthoweafcb. says

Ok lets give it all for the boys today! We can still make a difference to who makes the play offs! Lets do this in memory of john harry mel sean and esecially for eddie!

2:57pm

The teams are out at Dean Court. 

2:56pm

Top scorer Lewis Grabban has played a part in all but one league match this season, missing only the home match with Brighton in November.

He followed that with a substitute appearance at QPR but has started every other second tier fixture. 

2:56pm

This afternoon saw Cherries defender Simon Francis presented the Daily Echo/Micky Cave Trophy after this week being voted player of the season by supporters.

Should Francis complete the whole match today, he will continue his remarkable run of playing every minute of every first-team match this season. 48 not out so far.

2:55pm

Three matches without victory ended Cherries’ outside chance of a play-off place in the Championship having been held to a draw at Yeovil (1-1), defeated at home to Sheffield Wednesday (2-4) and shared the spoils at Ipswich Town (2-2).

2:54pm

Cherries’ own hopes of a top-six finish went up in smoke when Brighton enjoyed a 2-0 success over Yeovil Town, who were relegated by last night’s result. 

2:53pm

Recent victories over Birmingham City (1-0) and at Leeds United (2-0) under caretaker boss Gary Brazil have put the City Ground outfit back in contention for the top six. 

They trail sixth-placed Brighton by four points with today's game in hand and they host the Seagulls on the last day. 

Reading, however, hold a two-point advantage over Forest going into this afternoon's fixtures. 

2:50pm

When they beat Huddersfield Town 3-0 in February, Nottingham Forest were eight points clear of seventh spot in the Championship play-off places but a 12-match winless streak in the League saw them fall away with manager Billy Davies dismissed.

2:50pm

Firstly from the visitors' point of view, this is a must-win game. Anything less and Forest's play-off hopes are over. 

2:49pm

Time for a look at a few facts and stats while we wait for kick-off. 

2:24pm

Forest set to line up 4-4-1-1, one defensive-minded change for the visitors with Lee Peltier coming in for Jamie Paterson.

Forest: De Vries, Halford, Lascelles, Collins, Harding, Peltier, McLaughlin, Vaughan, Osborn, Mackie, Derbyshire. Subs: Henderson, Greening, Jara, Tudgay, Majewski, Cox, Evtimov (g/k).

2:22pm

Two changes for Cherries, both in the back four with Tommy Elphick returning to captain the side and Ian Harte returning at left-back. 

Charlie Daniels is on the bench, Elliott Ward not in the squad. 

Cherries: Camp; Francis, Elphick, Cook, Harte; Ritchie, O'Kane, Surman, Pugh; Grabban, Kermorgant. Subs: Arter, Daniels, Smith, Fraser, Coulibaly, Allsop (g/k). 

2:20pm

Good afternoon and welcome to Matchday live. 

Lets run through the team news... 

11:19am

Join us from 2.30pm for team news, live updates and images from this afternoon's action from Dean Court. 

Comments (3)

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2:47pm Sat 26 Apr 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Ok lets give it all for the boys today! We can still make a difference to who makes the play offs! Lets do this in memory of john harry mel sean and esecially for eddie!
Ok lets give it all for the boys today! We can still make a difference to who makes the play offs! Lets do this in memory of john harry mel sean and esecially for eddie! easthoweafcb.
  • Score: -1

2:51pm Sat 26 Apr 14

DorsetBlues says...

great news last night when Brighton beat Yeovil to put them down
great news last night when Brighton beat Yeovil to put them down DorsetBlues
  • Score: -4

3:04pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Deejaycee says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
great news last night when Brighton beat Yeovil to put them down
You really are a nasty piece of work!
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: great news last night when Brighton beat Yeovil to put them down[/p][/quote]You really are a nasty piece of work! Deejaycee
  • Score: 3

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