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- SCORE: Blackburn Rovers 3 (Rhodes, 13, Hanley, 21, Gestede, 24) AFC Bournemouth 2 (Pitman, 81 pen, Cook, 90)
- CHERRIES: Camp; Smith, Elphick, Cook, Daniels; Ritchie (Fraser, h-t), Arter, O’Kane, Stanislas (Pitman, 74); Kermorgant (Rantie, 65), Wilson. Subs: Harte, Gosling, Cargill, Flahavan (g/k).
- ROVERS: Robinson, Lowe, Baptiste, Hanley, Olsson, Conway, Evans, Cairney, Marshall (King, 60), Gestede, Rhodes (Dunn, 77). Subs not used: Henley, Varney, Williamson, Taylor, Eastwood (g/k).
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Frantic finale but Cherries cannot find an equaliser and it finishes 3-2.
Cook rises to head home a Daniels corner as Cherries reduce to arrears to 3-2
Cook makes it 3-2 in the 89th minute
Harold Arter also skies an effort.
Josh King blazes over when well placed
Brett Pitman finished emphatically from the spot
Adam Smith went down very easily under an Alex Baptiste challenge and the referee pointed to the spot
Elphick heads a Ryan Fraser corner past the post
SUB: Rhodes off, Dunn on
Smith for #afcb #RoversAFCB http://t.co/QtBxBEMQQ9— @EchoJon 23 August 2014
SUB: Pitman on for Stanislas
Corry Evans for a foul on Rantie
Charlie daniels #afcb #RoversAFCB at Blackburn http://t.co/pnhTgMCg6C— @EchoJon 23 August 2014
Alex Baptiste heads Cairney's corner over the top
King's shot is deflected for a corner by Tommy Elphick
Rantie joins Wilson up front
Rantie on for Kermorgant
Stanislas, who is getting booed by Rovers fans due to his association with Burnley, has been Cherries' best player so far
SUB: Josh King on for Ben Marshall
Wilson for #afcb #RoversAFCB http://t.co/nM7Lm1FeGk— @EchoJon 23 August 2014
Robinson pushes Wilson's stinging low drive round the post
Good work by Stanislas to find Fraser but the Scotsman's cross is blocked
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Great save by Robinson to keep out Kermorgant's side-footed effort
Great headed clearance by Steve Cook from Ben Marshall's cross
Second half under way and Ryan Fraser has replaced Matt Ritchie
Rovers 3 Cherries 0
Two minutes of added time
First half started well for Eddie Howe's men but went downhill quickly
Approaching half-time and goals from Jordan Rhodes, Grant Hanley and Rudy Gestede leave Cherries facing a mountain to climb
Steve Cook for a foul
Ben Marshall's shot is saved, without much conviction, by Camp
Kermorgant #afcb http://t.co/luaD5JjJGD— @EchoJon 23 August 2014
Harry Arter's hurried shot flies high over the crossbar
Charlie Daniels corner is swung in but it is too high for Cook
#afcb Elphick screams through a rovers goal. 3-0 http://t.co/EhSbgmLfxj— @EchoJon 23 August 2014
And another close call for Cherries as Rhodes turns on a sixpence (two and a half pence in new money) and hits the post.
Nearly 4-0 as Gestede just fails to make contact with a cross at the far post
Rudy Gestede deflects Craig Conway's shot past Lee Camp to make it 3-0
Hanley climbs above Cook to head home Tom Cairney's corner
Grant Hanley makes it 2-0
Stanislas's low shot is comfortably saved by Robinson as Cherries look for a response
Ritchie for #afcb at #RoversAFCB http://t.co/oATzNjhw88— @EchoJon 23 August 2014
Steve cook for #afcb http://t.co/98ze8oogPo— @EchoJon 23 August 2014
13 minutes. Rhodes gets the better of Steve Cook and slips the ball under Lee Camp from a tight angle
Jordan Rhodes opens the scoring
Yann Kermorgant pokes wide under pressure from Grant Hanley
Lee Camp spills a driven cross from Markus Olsson but the ball is cleared.
Away supporters chant Eddie Howe's name and he waves to acknowledge them.
Mostly Cherries at the moment with Stanislas and Ritchie seeing a lot of the ball
Junior Stanislas is on the left wing but coming inside a lot to receive the ball
Rovers keeper Paul Robinson saves low down from Junior Stanislas and snaffles the ball as Callum Wilson looks to pounce on follow up
Enterprising start by Cherries
Kick off and Cherries are defending the Darwen End
We are hearing the Cherries supporters coach could be late. Hope they get here soon.
Teams taking to the pitch with Final Countdown blaring from PA
Cherries were victorious at Ewood Park last season thanks to a goal from Lewis Grabban, whose effort today settled the East Anglian derby in favour of Norwich.
Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes, who is the subject of a £10m bid from Hull, starts for the hosts
Pugh at #RoversAFCB http://t.co/KmqvI7xMbv— @EchoJon 23 August 2014
One change on the bench for Cherries with Marc Pugh replaced by Brett Pitman as boss Eddie Howe wanted an extra striker among his subs.
Flahavan for #afcb at #RoversAFCB http://t.co/nsCtaICjav— @EchoJon 23 August 2014
Cherries starting line-up is unchanged following 2-1 defeat by Nottingham Forest in midweek.
#afcb warm up at #RoversAFCB http://t.co/a51ItpnQXS— @EchoJon 23 August 2014
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