LiveMatchday live: AFC Bournemouth v Brentford

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Summary

  • LIVE SCORE: AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1 (Stanislas, 72) BRENTFORD 0 (result)
  • Cherries: Camp; Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels; Ritchie (Fraser, 65), Arter (Gosling, 83), O'Kane, Pugh (Stanislas, 65); Kermorgant, Wilson. Subs not used: Flahavan (g/k), Smith, Harte, Rantie.
  • Brentford: Button; McCormack, Tarkowski, Craig, Bidwell; Douglas; Odubajo (Smith, 80), Tebar (Dallas, 60), Judge, Pritchard; Gray (Proschwitz, 80). Subs not used: Lee (g/k), Dean, Diagouraga, Moore.
  • Junior Stanislas comes off the bench to slide home winner from fellow sub Ryan Fraser's cross
  • Eddie Howe's men make it three wins out of three in 2014-15
  • Reporting by Ned Payne

5:11pm

Many thanks for joining us today. We will bring you more live coverage on Tuesday, when Nottingham Forest visit Dean Court.

5:10pm

5:09pm

5:05pm

Results from the FA Cup (extra preliminary round): Alresford Town 1 Christchurch 1, Bournemouth Poppies 4 Verwood Town 2, Lymington Town 2 Winchester City 5, Newport (IoW) 2 Hamworthy United 0.

5:01pm

Non-league results and one latest...

Southern League Premier Division: Poole Town 1 Paulton Rovers 0.

Southern League Division One South & West: Wimborne Town 0 Wantage Town 0, Bashley 0 Merthyr Town 4 (latest). 

5:00pm

Cherries remain at the top of the Championship table and will go into Tuesday's game with Nottingham Forest in high spirits.

4:55pm

Cherries were certainly clinging on at the end and Brentford will feel aggrieved they didn't get anything out of the game. Nevertheless, that's three wins out of three for Eddie Howe's men and three clean sheets as well.

4:55pm

Elphick headed clear from Pritchard's corner at the death. Keeper Button was up for it and wasn't too far away.

4:54pm

4:51pm

A cross from the right finds Douglas unmarked and his header clips the top of the bar and goes behind for a goal kick.

4:45pm

Getting slightly frantic now. Brentford pushing hard.

4:42pm

Super counter-attack by Brentford. Ward lays off to Pritchard who surges forward and forces Camp to parry. Judge then crosses in the loose ball but home skipper Tommy Elphick is ideally positioned to cut it out.

4:39pm

Former Swindon defender Alan McCormack worries Camp temporarily but the shot zips wide of the keeper’s left post.

4:37pm

Kermorgant has been booked. Second yellow in a few minutes after Craig suffered the same fate.

4:34pm

Finally, the breakthrough. Fraser weaves his way into space down the right before swinging in a wonderful delivery which fellow sub Stanislas slides in at the far post. Great finish.

4:32pm

Camp parries wide from Judge. Then a Pritchard corner goes all the way through and centre-half Tony Craig, unmarked at the back post, slices well clear of the bar. Very good chance.

4:29pm

Double substitution from Howe. On come Fraser and Stanislas for Ritchie and Pugh with 25 minutes to go.

4:28pm

Pritchard curls goalwards with a free kick from just outside the area and Camp punches clear at his near post.

4:24pm

Arter slips in Wilson on the left side of the area but the frontman’s low effort lacks power and Button easily gets down to it.

4:23pm

A Wilson cross from the left is met by Kermorgant with his head but it comes to nothing.

4:18pm

Kermorgant heads down to Wilson in the penalty area but the former Coventry man drives his shot straight into the ground and it’s headed off the line by Bidwell. That’s about as close as the hosts have come.

4:17pm

Crucial intervention by O’Kane to stop Gray’s pass getting through to Pritchard, who would have been clean through. Great positioning from the midfielder.

4:13pm

The ball runs square 25 yards out and Judge curls a delicious effort a fraction wide of Camp’s post with the home keeper beaten.

4:12pm

Tebar’s error nearly let in Wilson, but the visitors got away with it.

4:05pm

4:04pm

Both sets of players having returned to the field and we are moments away from the start of the second period.

4:02pm

A quick note that Cherries' opponents on Tuesday, Nottingham Forest, are drawing 2-2 at Bolton.

3:57pm

Cherries need to get hold of midfield in the second half. Too many wasted passes in the opening 45 minutes and Kermorgant and Wilson were not in the game as much as they should have been.

3:53pm

3:52pm

Incidentally, Cherries loanee Josh O'Hanlon scored Poole's goal against Paulton.

3:51pm

Latest non-league scores...

Southern League Premier Division: Poole Town 1 Paulton Rovers 0.

Southern League Division One South & West: Wimborne Town 0 Wantage Town 0, Bashley 0 Merthyr Town 3. 

3:51pm

Alex Pritchard lifts a free kick from 20 yards out well clear of the bar. Brentford had set up a defensive wall behind the Cherries defensive wall, rather oddly.

3:48pm

3:45pm

Again Ritchie causes problems with an absolute rocket of a strike from range that Button finds too hot to handle at the first attempt.

3:41pm

On the cusp of a dangerous counter-attack, Ritchie is tripped in midfield by James Tarkowski and the Brentford man is booked by referee Ward.

3:36pm

Signs starting to surface that Cherries are beginning to find their way in this game.

3:36pm

O’Kane picks out Ritchie with a cross-field pass and the wide man’s shot deflects away for a corner. From the flag kick, the ball is headed clear and Ritchie thunders in a goal-bound volley, which goes behind off Wilson. Goal kick.

3:32pm

Quiet 10-minute spell. Still lively but no genuine opportunities.

3:30pm

3:29pm

3:26pm

Brentford’s Gray, who was brought in from Luton this summer, has looked lively so far. He spins on a sixpence but pokes his shot wide of the upright.

3:21pm

Brentford are playing a 4-1-4-1 and so far it appears to be working.

3:20pm

Nice interplay between Kermorgant, Simon Francis and Harry Arter before midfielder Eunan O’Kane fires an optimistic effort a few yards wide from a fair distance out.

3:17pm

Brentford's Alan Judge skews miles wide from range.

3:13pm

Yann Kermorgant thinks he's scored with a skidding low drive from the edge of the area but keeper David Button does superbly to dive low and tip the ball round the post. An all-action opening at Dean Court.

3:10pm

Harry Arter chops down Andre Gray on the edge of the box. A training ground move sees Jake Bidwell play the ball low into the area and Marcos Tebar sends it to striker Andre Gray, who smashes off the underside of the bar on the turn. A huge escape for Cherries.

3:06pm

Cherries winger Matt Ritchie has the first crack of the afternoon from outside the penalty area but his effort floats well clear of the bar.

3:02pm

3:00pm

Cherries are in their red and black stripes, Brentford's players have donned a bright yellow number.

2:59pm

Here come the players.

2:53pm

Brentford sold out their allocation of 1,326 tickets for this afternoon's game and the visiting fans are making a right old noise in the corner.

2:52pm

2:51pm

I never thought I'd have a coat on for a Cherries game in August, but there we are. Great conditions for football.

2:48pm

Brentford had a busy day yesterday, signing both attacking midfielder Jose Peleteiro Ramallo (Jota) from Celta Vigo and 19-year-old midfielder Jon Toral on a season-long loan from Arsenal. However, neither are in the visitors' squad. Forward Montell Moore, who yesterday signed a three-year contract, is on the bench.

2:46pm

Just the two survivors from the Brentford side that beat Dagenham & Redbridge on penalties in the League Cup in midweek, following a 6-6 draw. Jonathan Douglas will make his 400th start in the Football League for the visitors.

2:43pm

Differing reports on what formation the Bees are playing today. We'll go 4-5-1 for now.

2:35pm

Brentford team coming...

2:34pm

2:31pm

Today's referee Gavin Ward (Surrey) has shown an average of nearly four cards a game over the last three years and produced six yellows in the League Cup clash between Southend and Walsall on Tuesday.

2:28pm

Still no news as to Brentford's starting XI...

2:27pm

2:26pm

2:26pm

Both sets of players are being put through their paces on an immaculate Dean Court surface.

2:22pm

We'll have selected non-league updates for you this afternoon. The fixtures for our local sides are as follows.

Southern League Premier Division: Poole Town v Paulton Rovers.

Southern League Division One South & West: Wimborne Town v Wantage Town, Bashley v Merthyr Town .

FA Cup (extra preliminary round): Alresford Town v Christchurch, Bournemouth Poppies v Verwood Town, Lymington Town v Winchester City, Newport (IoW) v Hamworthy United.

Wessex League Division One: Ringwood Town v Andover New Street.

2:19pm

Your pictures today come courtesy of Echo snapper Corin Messer...

2:18pm

Cherries boss Eddie Howe has elected to make 11 changes to his starting line-up and has reverted to the starting XI he used in the 4-0 mauling of Huddersfield a week ago. Goalkeeper Lee Camp and defender Steve Cook, who were both injury doubts pre-match, are fit to take their respective places in the line-up.

2:16pm

Good afternoon and welcome to Dean Court for Cherries' first home game of the 2014-15 season against Championship new boys Brentford. We've got plenty coming your way over the next few hours.

Comments (6)

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12:12pm Sat 16 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

Erm first home game of the season and no pre match build up reports whatsoever the echo is coming as bad as the BBC in disrespecting AFCB at least there live blog is better than this
Erm first home game of the season and no pre match build up reports whatsoever the echo is coming as bad as the BBC in disrespecting AFCB at least there live blog is better than this alasdair1967
  • Score: 7

2:35pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Deejaycee says...

At this moment in time AFCB are only on place behind Man Utd in the league.
At this moment in time AFCB are only on place behind Man Utd in the league. Deejaycee
  • Score: 4

2:40pm Sat 16 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

Well that's one result I wanted to see come on the cherries give me the second one come 5 pm
Well that's one result I wanted to see come on the cherries give me the second one come 5 pm alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

3:10pm Sat 16 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

Quality reporting as normal !
Quality reporting as normal ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

4:38pm Sat 16 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

Masterful decision by Eddie fingers crossed we can hold out.
Masterful decision by Eddie fingers crossed we can hold out. alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

4:55pm Sat 16 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

Oh yes a rather happy happy well done Eddie and players the beer will be sweet tonight
Oh yes a rather happy happy well done Eddie and players the beer will be sweet tonight alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

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