Sept 27 AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Wigan Athletic Att: 8754

By Andy Burton
Last updated : 28 September 2014

Eddie pretty reverted back to his 'league' side as opposed to the 'league cup' side that took Cardiff to pieces during the week, but the game started off on whyat seemed like a relatively slow tempo. Neither side seemed to be capable, or willing to get in to theirt passing game and when they tried they failed as any move was broken down quite easily.

Eventually the Cherries managed to get in to their stride and created the first clear cut opportunity when a low curling shot from Kermorgant must have been seen late by the Latics keeper who manged to parry the ball past his far post and out for a corner.

The goal, when it came, was as a result of a neat passing move, which eventually found Matt Ritchie whose cross to the far post was met, unopposed, by Yann Kermorgant who had little difficulty heading the ball home and in to the back of the net in the 36th minute.

The rest of the half finished with few clear cut chances being created, neither keeper being tested too severely. In fact Boruc was pretty much a spectator!!

The second half had more tempo to it, especially as Wigan were chasing the game in search of a point. But when they did break forward, which they achieved more often in the second half they still lacked the killer instinct in front of goal - assuming they managed to put anything on target!!

The Cherries managed to bag their second of the afternoon when another passage of neat passing play had Wigan chasing shadows, which allowed Simoin Francis to fire home under the body of the Wigan keeper in the 70th minute. The goal for Franny capped a fine individual performance from our right back who didn't put a foot wrong all afternoon.

The Cherries just missed out on putting trhe icing on the cake when a lovely move down the right found Callum Wilson at the near post. His flick with the inside of his boot so nearly managed to sneak to make it 3-0, but the keeper was alert to prevented the goal.

In the end the win was more than deserved and long over due. Hopefully a nive little run can be put together to take the Club in to the top half of the table again.

Man Of The MatchMy man of the match has got to go to Simon Francis for his work rate, tidying up at the back and for getting omn the end of a very well worked goal.

AFCB: Boruc, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Harte, Ritchie, Arter, Surman, Stanislas, Kermorgant, Wilson
Subs: Camp, Daniels, Smith, Pitman, O'Kane (for Kermorgant, 75 min), Pugh (for Stanislas, 84th min), Gosling (for Arter, 89th min)

Andy Burton, Brixton

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