Wrexham though, inspired by this let-off, started to show a degree of attacking attitude themselves, a Llewellyn header being well saved by Mossy and then from the ensuing corner Carey's effort being cleared off the line. From the North End it was impossible to say if it had crossed the line – Dennis Smith certainly thought it had in his post match press conference!
Cherries 1 Wrexham 0.
There was precious little action of any note in the remaining minutes of the first half, despite Derek Holmes trying his hardest to get our attack going and winning a few good headers.
HT: 1 - 0
Within minutes of the restart Carl Fletcher played in Jamie Hayter who narrowly missed yet again, with the keeper well beaten. Wrexham were not finished, however, and pressed for the equaliser with Hector Sam missing two great chances - one a header and the other a cross shot after a great run which turned into a cross and eventually went out for a Cherries throw!
Two more Cherries subs came on, Neil Young replacing Derek Holmes – why? – and a subdued Marcus Browning being replaced by Gareth O’Connor for his first competitive home action of the season. Gareth's first touch put in Brian Stock who was desperately unlucky not to add to the score line with a fine shot that Dibble just kept out.
By now, after the agony of the late equaliser against
Brian Stock. He has really come of age this season and impresses me more every time I see him play!
AFCB: Moss, Broadhurst, Maher, Howe, Cummings, Elliott (Connell 26), Browning (O'Connor 82), Stock, C.Fletcher, Hayter, Holmes (Young 68)
Subs not used: Stewart, Coutts