Aug 9th CARLING CUP FIRST ROUND AFC Bournemouth 5-0 Dagenham & Redbridge Att: 3681

Last updated : 10 August 2011 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

The game started brightly enough as the Cherries pressed from the start to put the Daggers on the back foot, and to get the disappointing 3-0 defeat at the weekend out of the system.

Pugh was lively from the start, creating a few problems down the left flank, but couldn't quite find the right range with his crossing to cause too many problems in the centre. Feeney's crossing wasn't exactly overly accurate either .......

The first meaningful shot came in the 6th minute when Adam Barrett produced a rasping shot, forcing the Daggers keeper in to making a sharp save to prevent the ball from sneaking in at the near post.

Good to see Lyle Taylor put himself about, creating a few chances for himself, but in the opening stages couldn't quite find the target.

For all their possession, the Cherries couldn't quite find a way through as the Daggers looked to thwart the home side. For their efforts, the Daggers didn't create too much to worry the Cherries back line.

Just after the half hour mark the Cherries managed to get the all important break through following a foul on Lyle Taylor. Pugh stepped up to take the kick, which was deflected to find the back of the net in the 32nd minute.

Just three minutes later the Cherries gained a corner on the right hand side. Malone slid the ball in low towards the top of the penalty area, which was met by Shaun Cooper to fire the ball home, even if it did take a deflection to wrong foot the keeper on its' way to the back of the net.

HT: 2-0

The Daggers tried to get themselves back in to the match, which saw our visitors produce a rasping shot, forcing Flahavan in to making a full stretch save to keep the ball from flying in to the rop-right have corner of the goal.

The Cherries were still in attacking mood though. Patience and possession were rewarded in the 57th minute when neat build up play involving Taylor and Pugh eventually saw a defense splitting pass in to the path of Feeney who slotted the ball home from the edge of the 6-yard box.

Much of the rest of the second period was largely forgetable, even though it was good to see the Cherries try a few moves out ....... great in principle, but sadly lacking accurate execution.

The match was put beyond doubt when Lyle Taylor managed to get his name on the score sheet. His first came as a result of a header from Stockley (88th minute), with his second coming 3 minutes in to stoppage time, latching on to a Pugh pass with some venom.

You could see why Dagenham & Redbridge are in League Two ...... their finishing was, by and large, poor to say the very least even clear opportunities were presented.

Man Of The MatchMy man of the match for his industry and goals ...... Lyle Taylor.

Overall a much better performance this evening, even if against League Two opposition. A much sterner test will come on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday.

AFCB: Flahavan, Malone, Cooper, Barrett, Bryne, Pugh, Molesley, Gregory, Feeney, Fletcher, Taylor
Subs: Jalal, Purches, Baudry, Parsons, Stockley (for Fletcher, 63 mins), Cummings (for Malone, on 73 mins), Ward (for Molesley, 76 mins)
Andy Burton, Portsmouth