LiveMatchday live: AFC Bournemouth 3 Northampton Town 0

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Summary

  • LIVE SCORE: CHERRIES 3 (Gosling 21, Pitman 30, Wilson 79) NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
  • AFCB: Camp, Smith, Cargill, Cook, Harte, Fraser, Gosling, O'Kane, Pugh (Ritchie, 69), Pitman (Stanislas, 82), Rantie (Wilson, 69). Subs: Elphick, Daniels, Kermorgant, Flahavan (g/k).
  • Northampton: Archer, Tozer, Diamond, Collins, Robertson, Mohamed, D'Ath (Nicholls, 75), Ravenhill (O'Toole, 57), Byrom, Sinclair (Moyo, 73), Richards. Subs: Hackett, Warburton, Jackson, Duke (g/k).

10:47pm

That brings to an end out blog tonight. Thanks for joining us and we will be back bringing you live, kick-by-kick action from Saturday's trip to Norwich City in the Championship. 

10:46pm

Jason Tindall addressed the post-match press conference this evening. 

You can watch the video of his thoughts here

9:57pm

Cherries assistant-manager Jason Tindall called tonight's display a "professional performance." 

He added; "It’s always nice to get a goal early in the game but we should have scored before that."

9:38pm

Cherries 3 Northampton Town 0. 

9:36pm

Just look at Man United...

It's hard not to take these results for granted but the Cherries players never seem to. 

This has been a comfortable, controlled success, the sort Manchester United couldn't manage tonight.  

Let's be honest, though, we'll all be gutted if Cherries pull MK Dons away tomorrow night. 

9:35pm

League Cup latest: MK Dons 3 Manchester United 0. 

9:31pm

Ritchie runs at the Northampton backline, unleashes a shot which cannons off Byrom, loops up and dips just wide of Archer's upright. 

9:27pm

Diamond scrambled clear from Wilson a few moments ago, while a deep cross from the left just evaded substitute Stanislas who was seeking a goal seconds after coming on up top. 

9:25pm

Cherries piling it on late on the game, fresh legs of senior players adding impetus. 

9:25pm

For Cherries: Junior Stanislas on for Brett Pitman on 82 minutes. 

9:24pm

It had been coming. 

9:23pm

Good build up down the left, Gosling's powerful effort beat away again by Archer, Wilson this time tucks away the rebound. 

9:21pm

Cherries 3 Northampton Town 0. Callum Wilson (79).  

9:20pm

Nearly 3-0, great whistling drive from distance by Harte, beat away by Archer, rebound falls to Wilson with the goal at his mercy but arrives a bit too quick and he can only divert it wide. 

9:19pm

For Northampton and the moment of the match for the visiting supporters. 

Alex Nicholls, out since October 2012 with a broken leg, comes on for Lawson D'Ath on 75 minutes. 

9:18pm

Fraser has come to life down the left, weaves in and out, embarrassing for O'Toole. 

The wee man just had a low shot that beat Archer but fizzed past the far post. 

9:16pm

For Northampton: David Moyo replaces Emile Sinclair on 73 minutes. 

Moyo is on the left, Mohamed swicthes to the right. 

9:15pm

Cherries go close to a third, Fraser down the left, low centre for Wilson who slams against Archer, Pitman blazes the rebound over from just outside the box. 

9:14pm

Dan Gosling caught in possession, Northampton flood forward, Ritchie with a great block. 

9:13pm

Fraser has switched to the left wing. 

9:12pm

Double change for Cherries: Matt Ritchie and Callum Wilson replace Marc Pugh and Tokelo Rantie on 69 minutes. 

9:10pm

Pugh gets caught in possession in his own half, Cargill again to the rescue to halt Tozer. 

9:08pm

For Northampton: Zander Diamond (65 minutes). 

For the foul on Pitman. Probably fair. 

9:07pm

Late challenge on Pitman by Diamond and Cherries have a free kick on the edge of the box. 

Pitman thumped the free kick into the wall. 

9:02pm

Tonight's attendance: 5,250, including 332 Northampton supporters.

9:00pm

Mohamed just weaved his way down the right, cut inside, seemingly set for a free shot at goal, great recovering tackle by Cargill. 

8:59pm

For Northampton: O'Toole for Ravenhill on 57 minutes. 

Looks like a straight swap. 

8:58pm

Slick interchange down the left sees Pugh cut back for Rantie to stab an effort at the far post, Archer charged it down well. 

8:56pm

Cherries still in control and on the front foot but yet to create any further openings. 

8:52pm

For Northampton. Lee Collins (50 mins)

Late challenge which briefly left Pitman in a heap. He's coming back on now, justfied yellow. 

8:50pm

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Marc Pugh has just gone in late on Zander Diamond, the Northampton defender has got back to his feet. No punishment for Pugh. 

8:48pm

Had a few connection issues at half-time, pics from Mick Cunningham coming up. 

8:47pm

We're back underway at Dean Court. 

8:43pm

Any Cherries fans dreaming of a third-round date with Manchester United might need a rethink. They're 1-0 down at MK Dons. 

8:43pm

Any Cherries fans dreaming of a third-round date with Manchester United might need a rethink. They're 1-0 down at MK Dons. 

8:42pm

Any Cherries fans dreaming of a third-round date with Manchester United might need a rethink. They're 1-0 down at MK Dons. 

8:41pm

Any Cherries fans dreaming of a third-round date with Manchester United might need a rethink. They're 1-0 down at MK Dons. 

8:36pm

Cherries in command

AFC Bournemouth have made light work of a hard-working but largely outclassed Northampton outfit. 

That said, Cherries have come close to pushing the self-destruct button at times, giving away the ball in bad areas. Cobblers have had chances. 

8:32pm

Cherries 2 Northampton Town 0. 

8:32pm

First-half stoppage time and Northampton miss an absolute sitter. 

Mohamed breaks down the right, swings in a teaser to the far post, Richards arrives late, unmarked, dives to head wide. 

Even Neil Perrett would have got that on target. 

8:30pm

Two minutes added time. 

8:25pm

Northampton fan to my left just tried starting a chant: 'Give us the ball back...'

Didn't take off but it deserved to. 

8:23pm

Cherries are passing poor Northampton into submission. 

Men against boys at times. 

8:20pm

Cobblers fans to my left singing 'We're going to win 3-2...' 

Top marks for optimism. 

8:20pm

In a rare foray forward for Northampton, Sinclair tees up Mohamed on the edge of the box to blaze wildly over. 

 

8:17pm

Northampton's Ricky Ravenhill tries a backpass from just inside his own half, rolls straight to Pitman who is clean through to round Archer for the easiest goal of his life. 

8:16pm

CHERRIES 2 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 Brett Pitman (30)

8:15pm

Couple of sloppy moment in possession for Cherries, this time the determined Cargill cuts out a pass in Cherries' defensive third. 

8:12pm

Did you know? 

Northampton Town have won their past four meetings with Cherries and are unbeaten in the clubs' past seven encounters. 

8:09pm

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A few photos...
 

8:07pm

Smith drives down the right and cuts back for Gosling, arriving late, to steer a beautifully-controlled finish round Archer from the edge of the box.

Cushioned shot still had plenty of power. Very neat finish. 

8:06pm

CHERRIES 1 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 Dan Gosling (21) 

8:02pm

Cherries getting some joy from half-cleared corners, Baily Cargill close to his first senior goal but sees his 20-yard effort pushed wide by Jordan Archer in the Northampton goal. 

8:00pm

Adam Smith goes down half-heartedly under the challenge of Gregor Robertson in the penalty area, nothing doing. 

7:59pm

Steve Cook nods wide from a corner. 

After a very brief flurry, Cherries are in control, passing the ball nicely but it does the the feeling of a training game. 

 

7:58pm

Crowd right behind South Africa international Rantie for his good work so far. Pugh also looking lively. 

7:57pm

Tokelo Rantie's daisy cutter drifts wide.

7:55pm

At the other end, Smith surges forward but his shot sails over the bar for Cherries. 

Very open start. 

7:54pm

Second corner sees the unmarked Lee Collins nod wide at the far post, close call for Cherries who have been in control so far. 

7:54pm

Delicious inswinging corner from Northampton's Mohamed, just cleared by Gosling. 

7:52pm

Good work from Pugh, low centre half cleared, out to O'Kane who hits a thunderous first-time shot which cannons off the underside of the crossbar. 

7:50pm

Cherries lining up 4-4-2 as expected, Northampton sitting off somewhat with a 4-5-1/4-3-3. 

7:47pm

Great approach play from Rantie, surges into the area and dinks in for Pugh at the far post, Cobblers right-back Ben Tozer flicks the cross away. 

7:46pm

Quick break from Cherries and Marc Pugh wastes a good chance to open the scoring after 45 seconds. 

Rantie releases the winger down the left, lots of space and time but a wayward finish across goal drifts well wide.

7:45pm

We're off at Dean Court. 

7:45pm

Northampton make four changes from Saturday's 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town in League Two. 

7:41pm

Cherries make seven changes

Boss Eddie Howe names Lee Camp, Adam Smith, Steve Cook and Eunan O'Kane from Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Blackburn Rovers. 

The rest are, well, rested. 

Baily Cargill makes his competitive Dean Court debut. 

Just over 18 months ago, Cargill was playing for AFC Totton in the Southern League Premier Division and Stags boss Steve Riley predicted a bright future for the youngster. Read what he said here

6:32pm

Join us from 7.20pm for team news, up-to-the-minute action and images from tonight's League Cup second round tie with Northampton Town at Dean Court.

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10:07pm Tue 26 Aug 14

camvalley says...

First off all a good result .it brings confidence back into the team after a defeat ,,sets the team up with a positive against Norwich. secondly the supporter who had a bet on 3-0 win well done hope you got good odds
First off all a good result .it brings confidence back into the team after a defeat ,,sets the team up with a positive against Norwich. secondly the supporter who had a bet on 3-0 win well done hope you got good odds camvalley
  • Score: 3

10:28pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

That'll do.
An easy win against very poor lower league opposition.
Now hopefully we will get a decent third round draw to a properly good Premier League side..... like Man City or Arsenal.
Not ManUre obviously as they've been b*tt f***ed by a cr*p League One team tonight. lololol... hilarious!!!
That'll do. An easy win against very poor lower league opposition. Now hopefully we will get a decent third round draw to a properly good Premier League side..... like Man City or Arsenal. Not ManUre obviously as they've been b*tt f***ed by a cr*p League One team tonight. lololol... hilarious!!! Minty Fresh
  • Score: 1

11:03pm Tue 26 Aug 14

St Albans Cherry says...

The travelling fan has been short changed by the outfit described as Man Utd on the fixture list. So unlike Northampton who had a spirited side and their fans clearly enjoyed the night here at DC the M Utd fan goes home feeling drawn and tired...

Take out those that couldn't make this home tie tonight for financial reasons - I want to have a real go at the season ticket holders that failed to appear in and around the Executive stand. (You know the ones with the money, the prawn sandwiches and the token bimbo bride brigade...)

Hard working families are excused this rant, but all of you that have bought the seat for the warmth of Championship football missed a great game tonight. Shame on you! I can well understand those that cannot afford to pay out for tonights game and choose instead to go away against Norwich this week (are tickets really £42 quid?!) but the rest of you that couldn't be bothered are literally just cherry picking!

You missed a hard working professional display tonight and we saw some old friends on the park playing their hearts out. The cherry pickers will not know those that were on the pitch that have made such a huge contribution to our club over the past few seasons but to the hard working fans that couldn't make it tonight the boys did us proud!

I was able to indulge myself by going into the laterals for the first time this season (i couldn't afford the 20 per cent Mostyn increase...) meeting some of the old staff (David) and the effort by so many others to make my evening (and my family's) memorable off the pitch - you added hugely to the night.

I will creep back to the Fletcher stand for the remaining season knowing that if we get Chelsea or Spurs at home in the next rounds you pathetic shower of cherry pickers will bag your rights to your lateral seats once again. it's hopeless I know but the club should record the names of those that attended tonight and prioritise us at home in the next round ties... you won't hey ho!

My rant is probably wasted on you in your ivory towers as you haven't a clue about supporting you local team and therefore will not be reading about the game tonight. If you have then defend yourselves and explain why you missed a match, where a win tonight was vital to the club to re-inject the enthusiasm into the squad!

Rant over. The game? It was hugely entertaining. Sure we were host to a team that played like us three seasons (OK more like 5 seasons!) ago but we did the job. We also looked full of confidence and indeed we might have got our mojo back!

It was good to see some old names performing so well and I am confident that they will play a part in the future of the Cherries this season..

Ta again to the staff and to the players for making us all smile. (The Man Utd fans will have a different story to tell tonight! shamed by their 30k + a week players! Hideous amounts when some of our loyal fans (and theirs) were not able to be here tonight over the cost of a league cup ticket! The Premiership is going to Hell in a handcart...
The travelling fan has been short changed by the outfit described as Man Utd on the fixture list. So unlike Northampton who had a spirited side and their fans clearly enjoyed the night here at DC the M Utd fan goes home feeling drawn and tired... Take out those that couldn't make this home tie tonight for financial reasons - I want to have a real go at the season ticket holders that failed to appear in and around the Executive stand. (You know the ones with the money, the prawn sandwiches and the token bimbo bride brigade...) Hard working families are excused this rant, but all of you that have bought the seat for the warmth of Championship football missed a great game tonight. Shame on you! I can well understand those that cannot afford to pay out for tonights game and choose instead to go away against Norwich this week (are tickets really £42 quid?!) but the rest of you that couldn't be bothered are literally just cherry picking! You missed a hard working professional display tonight and we saw some old friends on the park playing their hearts out. The cherry pickers will not know those that were on the pitch that have made such a huge contribution to our club over the past few seasons but to the hard working fans that couldn't make it tonight the boys did us proud! I was able to indulge myself by going into the laterals for the first time this season (i couldn't afford the 20 per cent Mostyn increase...) meeting some of the old staff (David) and the effort by so many others to make my evening (and my family's) memorable off the pitch - you added hugely to the night. I will creep back to the Fletcher stand for the remaining season knowing that if we get Chelsea or Spurs at home in the next rounds you pathetic shower of cherry pickers will bag your rights to your lateral seats once again. it's hopeless I know but the club should record the names of those that attended tonight and prioritise us at home in the next round ties... you won't hey ho! My rant is probably wasted on you in your ivory towers as you haven't a clue about supporting you local team and therefore will not be reading about the game tonight. If you have then defend yourselves and explain why you missed a match, where a win tonight was vital to the club to re-inject the enthusiasm into the squad! Rant over. The game? It was hugely entertaining. Sure we were host to a team that played like us three seasons (OK more like 5 seasons!) ago but we did the job. We also looked full of confidence and indeed we might have got our mojo back! It was good to see some old names performing so well and I am confident that they will play a part in the future of the Cherries this season.. Ta again to the staff and to the players for making us all smile. (The Man Utd fans will have a different story to tell tonight! shamed by their 30k + a week players! Hideous amounts when some of our loyal fans (and theirs) were not able to be here tonight over the cost of a league cup ticket! The Premiership is going to Hell in a handcart... St Albans Cherry
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