March 3 AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Doncaster Rovers Att: 6166

Last updated : 16 March 2007 By Steve Hunt
Doncaster soon won a corner, which Stock took, found McCammon to head just over, Pitman and McGoldrick starting to look good as a pairing, shame Fletcher gets in the way, they linked well and as Pittman was just shooting O'Connor made a timely block.

McGoldrick had a good effort well saved by Sullivan soon after. Lewis Guy had a chance, before Pitman had a half chance, Cummings was booked for a poor challenge, ref had allowed play to continue. Forte soon followed in Mr. Singh's book, with a bad challenge on Cummings, at first he looked in bad way, but did manage to run it off.

Two weak efforts from Fletch witch he should have done better with, instead he put them both wide. Then 1-0 a great through ball from McGoldrick sent Pittman though down right hand side of goal, to fire a rising effort across the helpless Sullivan into the far side of the goal, in the first minute of added time at the end of the first half. h/t 1-0

AFCB soon made it 2-0 after the break, a defender was forced to play ball back to Sullivan from right side of goal, and his kick was headed down by Wilson, which fell for McGoldrick to fire from 20 yards out a dipping volley over Sullivan into far corner.

McGoldrick then gave away free kick on edge of box, which he was booked for, Stock's kick went straight into Mosses arms. Another Fletcher wasted chance, when good play from Pitman found Copper to cross for Fletcher to miss the target.

McGoldrick saw a good run then shoot, hit Doncaster head to go just over the bar. Green went close, with an effort just going wide. Josh McQuoid was given his debut on 81 mins, coming on for Pitman, was not really given the time to see what he could do. Doncaster had the last chance of the match, a Nelthorpe cross was headed just wide by Forte. That's how the game ended 2-0.

There were many good displays on the day, Gowling looking ever better, Cummings starting to look like the player we new before his injury. McGoldrick looking more confident, Wilson showing more in the centre. 

My vote goes to Pitman, the lad never gave up the chase for the 81 mins he was on, took his goal well, he can only get better with games.

AFCB: Moss, Cummings, Broadhurst, Gowling, Cooper, Wilson, Browning, Vidarsson, McGoldrick, Fletcher, Pitman
Subs: Stewart, Hart, Purches (for Fletcher, 70), McQuoid (for Pitman, 81), Hollands (McGoldrick, 84)
Steve Hunt, Shaftesbury