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Poppies out of FA Vase to United Services Portsmouth

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno)

Bournemouth were knocked out of the FA Vase last night, as they went down 3-1 to United Services Portsmouth.

Poppies did initially take the lead against the run of play, as Jack Kinge-Phillips’ cross went straight in.

However, the Wessex Division One side deservedly equalised midway through the first half as Dec Seidon scored.

Andy Todd then put the RN in front minutes later, and James Franklyn rounded off the scoring early on in the second half.

The original tie, on 30th October, was called off due to a waterlogged pitch, so it was rearranged to be played on the last day before a month-long national lockdown began.

The venue was also changed to nearby AFC Portchester’s Crest Finance Stadium, so a larger crowd could be accommodated.

USP opened the match with confidence as Seidon, Todd, Harry Sargent and Callum Glen all sent efforts wide of Sam Jones’ goal.

Jones also had to be in top form to deny two efforts from Tom Cain, as USP piled on the early pressure.

It was perhaps unsurprising to see the attacking prowess from USP, considering they had already defeated Wessex Premier Division sides such as Tadley Calleva, Brockenhurst and AFC Portchester in cup competitions this season.

It was perhaps a surprise then when, against the run of play, Poppies took the lead.

Kinge-Phillips was in possession on the left-hand side, and sent an innocuous-looking cross into the penalty area.

However, it sailed over the head of goalkeeper Tom Price and nestled into the net.

This began a better spell of play for Poppies, who broke up USP’s attacks in far more often.

Liam House then went agonisingly close to scoring a second, as his strike across goal whistled past the post.

Dan Seymour then saw his lob over Price be cleared off the line by a USP defender, after the goalkeeper had dropped a ball under pressure near the edge of his area.

USP grew back into the match though as they deservedly equalised on 33 minutes.

Seidon received the ball on the edge of the area, took one touch and fired home, with Jones getting a hand to it, but being unable to keep it out.

Just four minutes later and USP had their second. Franklyn played in Todd who drilled across goal into the bottom corner.

Bournemouth needed to up their game in the second half if they were to win the tie, but USP carried on in the same vein after the restart.

Jones denied Liam Kyle’s effort across goal, and Sonny Harnett-Balkwill headed against the crossbar from the following corner.

Todd then should have scored his second of the match, with his effort from three yards being deflected onto the crossbar after some heroic last-ditch blocking.

Picture by Carlo Simone

Martin Warren saw Bournemouth’s best chance of the half fall his way, with his header hitting the crossbar.

Inevitably, USP’s third came moments later. A ball was flicked on to Franklyn who slotted past Jones in the one-on-one.

The rest of the game went by with little attacking threat from Bournemouth, as USP looked to add to their scoreline.

Seidon’s dink over Jones hit the side-netting, Glen fired over, and Jones denied Franklyn with his legs in a flurry of chances.

In the end Bournemouth denied USP from scoring any more, but the scoreline could have been far greater in USP’s favour.

When the season hopefully resumes in December, Poppies will have Wessex Premier Division action to focus on.

Poppies Starting XI: Jones, Seymour (Chambers), Proudley, Nicholls (C), L.Harvey, Trimble, Kinge-Phillips, Wilson (Matthews), Warren, Norrish (Fishlock)

Subs: Phelps, Chambers, Matthews, Fishlock, J.Harvey

Bournemouth on the end of 8 goal thrashing at Lymington

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno)

Bournemouth unfortunately fell to a 8-0 defeat away to Lymington, as they extended their winless streak to five games.

A brace from Sam House, as well as efforts from Owen Fee and Steven Flynn saw the Linnets lead 4-0 at half-time.

Poppies weren’t able to keep the scoreline down in the second half, as a further two efforts from House, another strike from Free and a goal from substitute Conrad Chruchill saw it finish 8-0.

Lymington had won their first three league games of the season, and set out with intent.

Within just ten seconds from kick-off they had taken the lead. Fee struck an effort that found its was beyond the reach of Kacper Kowalczyk, and already the odds were against the Poppies.

The home side had to wait another 22 minutes for their second. A clearance had been blocked, and Flynn jumped higher than Kowalczyk for the looping ball and headed in.

Kowalczyk then redeemed himself saving two efforts from Dom Falco and a long-range Nathan Hurst shot.

However, a third goal came soon enough as House fired a penalty under the Poppies goalkeeper.

Bournemouth then finally fashioned their first proper chance of the match as Jack Kinge-Phillips shot wide across goal after the ball had been flicked onto him.

Just before half-time poor defending from Poppies led to Lymington’s fourth. Flynn intercepted a pass on the edge of the area, and laid it back to House to roll into the bottom corner.

Bournemouth and Lymington players in action | Picture by Carlo Simone

Misplaced passes were often the downfall of Bournemouth’s attacking moves, and this carried on into the second half.

Aside from Lewis Harvey heading over from a free-kick on 48 minutes, the Poppies barely created a threat.

Fee got his second in the 59th minute after waltzing into the penalty area and placing the ball past Kowalczyk.

Lymington then got a flurry of goals towards the end of the game, as firstly Churchill slotted home after a superb block from Mac Raney fell back to him.

House then applied a simple finish to a cut-back just a few minutes later, before finally rounding off the scoring with another penalty.

It had been an abject performance from Bournemouth, with much needing improvement ahead of Tuesday night’s home game against Amesbury Town.

Bournemouth XI: Kowalcyzk, Mathews, Raney, Chambers, L.Harvey, Marteens (J.Harvey), Kinge-Phillips (House), Nicholls (C) (Carvalho), Warren, Wilson, Efedje

Subs: Heustice, House, Carvalho, J.Harvey

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Bournemouth share spoils in draw with Hamble

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno)

Bournemouth earned a 1-1 draw with Hamble, after an electrifying first five minutes that preceded a largely uneventful affair.

In the third minute striker Max Norrish cracked a delightful effort in off the crossbar, before Hamble’s Josh Batt tapped in from close range just two minutes later.

Bournemouth were playing just their second home league game of the season, after going down to a 2-1 defeat to Fareham in midweek.

They sought to make amends for that result with a blinding start. Norrish cut in on his right foot, and sent a brilliant effort in off the crossbar to put Poppies in front.

However, they couldn’t savour their lead for long, as Hamble equalised just two minutes afterwards.

A low free-kick on the right-hand side found its way through the penalty area allowing Batt to have an easy tap-in.

From that point on the game turned quite scrappy, with occasional half-chances breaking up the play, with most of those coming from Hamble.

Both Ryan Turner and Luke Mitchell sent efforts over the bar, whilst Brandon Chebby hit the side-netting from a tight-angle.

The closeset the Monks came to taking the lead came right before half time, when Michael Byrne headed just wide from a corner.

Poppies had not had much control on the game, but improved slightly at the start of the second half.

Norrish got close to intercepting a backpass to Hamble goalkeeper Ellis Grant, but whilst he got the ball round him it ended up trickling out for a goal-kick.

Bournemouth players defend a Hamble attack | Picture by Carlo Simone

Poppies then had a huge let-off as Byrne somehow headed wide from point-blank range as a free-kick was whipped in superbly.

The game then became slightly more engaging with ten minutes remaining as Hamble’s Ricky Bull received a second yellow card for what the referee perceived to be a deliberate handball.

However, it ended up being Hamble who looked more likely to get a winner as substitute Jack Nicholas went through on goal, but it was deflected wide for a corner.

Lewis Harvey dragged a free-kick wide, after substitute Efedje was brought down, and that was the last of the Bournemouth chances.

Hamble then did get the ball in the net in the last minute, as a free-kick was headed in, but the referee disallowed it for a foul on goalkeeper Kacper Kowalczyk.

The full-time whistle blew soon after, with a draw probably being favourable to Bournemouth, but with the positive of it being another point gained.

Bournemouth XI: Kowalczyk, Martins, Raney, Chambers, L.Harvey, Nicholls (C) (Johnston), Kinge-Phillips, Fishlock, House (Carvalho), Wilson, Norrish (Efedje)

Subs: Johnston, J.Harvey, Efedje, Carvalho

Poppies will look for a back to back win on the IOW

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimoneJourno)

Jamie Trimble was unlucky hitting the post against Brockenhurst.
Photo: Luke Simcock

Bournemouth FC is looking to obtain two league wins in a row for the first time this season, as they take on Cowes Sports away from home.

Poppies were able to overcome Brockenhurst 1-0 during midweek thanks to Matt Nicholl’s superb 50-yard effort, which gave them only their second three points of the league campaign.

They currently sit in 17th position in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division with eight points. In comparison Cowes Sports are one position and one point behind the Poppies, albeit having played two less games.

Will the team be able to keep the “momentum” and get the 3 points?
Photo: Luke Simcock

The importance of the match cannot be understated for both teams, as a win would help either side pull away from Solent University and Amesbury Town just below them.

The Yachtsman’s form has been underwhelming with one win and four losses in their last five matches, including comprehensive defeats to Horndean (6-1) and Hamworthy United (5-2).

Bournemouth’s form is exactly the same, having also suffered some heavy losses to sides like AFC Stoneham and Portland United, before the success over Brockenhurst.

Last season Bournemouth came out on top in both encounters, with 3-0 and 3-1 wins. However, this match looks to be a closer affair given the sides’ places in the table.

For team news, Bournemouth have goalkeeper Sam Jones returning to the squad after playing for Hamworthy United FC and Lymington Town FC .

Cowes Sports vs Bournemouth FC will take place at Westwood Park on Saturday 16th November at 3pm.

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Poppies fall to fourth straight defeat at Shaftesbury

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimoneJourno)

Bournemouth fell to a fourth straight defeat in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division after Shaftesbury beat them 3-1 at Cockrams.

The Rockies took the lead in the first half through Benjamin Mali, only for Tyrone Carkeet’s incredible long-range free-kick to sail over everyone’s heads to equalize.

However, a header from Steve Walker and a cracker of a shot from Jack Mitchell saw the points going Shaftesbury’s way.

Bournemouth players in a huddle.

This was an important match for both sides, with Shaftesbury sitting just one place ahead of Bournemouth in 16th before the game started.

The Poppies had the first meaningful chance of the half, as Karol Rog connected to Carkeet’s lovely cross, but was denied by the feet of Ben Rolleston in the Shaftesbury goal.

However, Shaftesbury grew into the game, and James Mayo did well to parry Ben Wood’s fierce effort away.

Rog then cut inside and forced Rolleston into a diving save with his curled effort.

Shaftesbury platers warming up.

Bournemouth then should have arguably taken the lead about a minute later, as a cross was spilled by Rolleston into the path of Lewis Coulson, who could only scoop over.

The Rockies then made the Poppies pay as Mali shot through Mayo on the counter.

Bournemouth then went close to equalising as a corner hit a crowd of players only to pass agonisingly wide of the post.

Mayo then got a big hand to deny Luke Winsper’s strike before Bournemouth equalised in somewhat bizarre circumstances.

Carkeet had a free-kick just inside the Shaftesbury half. With Rolleston a fair distance from his goal, he thumped it in from around 40 yards, with the ball sailing over everybody’s heads.

The captain then kept the scores level a couple of minutes later, as he cleared a goalbound header off the line.

Mali then hit the post, and Bournemouth were certainly riding their luck as the half ended.

Their luck ran out just four minutes after the restart, as lax marking from a throw-in allowed defender Steve Walker to header past Mayo.

Players from both sides then tried efforts from distance with no success, with Lewis Harvey and Carkeet having attempts for Poppies, while Wood and Chia Khider also made a go of it.

Poppies then had their best chance to equalise as a cross from substitute Edgar Zanin was flicked onto Harvey, whose diving header was superbly saved by Rolleston.

In truth, Bournemouth had been creatively deficient in the second half, with plenty of astray passes and numerous crosses being unable to break down the Shaftesbury defence.

Their task of getting back on level terms was then ended in the last ten minutes as a cracker of a shot from Mitchell flew in past Mayo.

Aside from a couple of strikes blasted over by Healey and Carkeet that was the last of the action.

Their task of improving next week will be a hugely difficult one as they face league leaders Alresford Town.

Bournemouth Starting XI: Mayo, Carkeet (C), Hill (Zanin 66′), Carvalho, L.Harvey, Nhemachena, Rog, Wildish, Coulson, Voisey, Healey.

Unused Subs: Harris, Foreman, Heustice

Bournemouth hit for six by AFC Portchester

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimoneJourno)

Bournemouth Poppies were on the end of a thrashing, as AFC Portchester easily won 6-1.

In a fairly close first half the Royals took a 2-0 lead, through a Nathan Paxton strike and a Steve Ramsey penalty.

Portchester then extended their lead early in the second half after a Mike Turvey strike, before Karol Rog reduced the deficit shortly after.

However, any chance of a comeback was quickly extinguished as Portchy added a further three goals to their tally, with Ramsey, Turvey and Paxton completing their braces.

Manager Leonardo Cabeleira made just one change from Bournemouth’s 1-0 home defeat to AFC Stoneham last week, as Edgar Zanin replaced Rafael Santos.

AFC Portchester had the first meaningful chance of the game, as a cross was headed back to Paxton, but his close range header was saved by James Mayo in the Bournemouth goal.

Poppies then went close to scoring themselves as a decent piece of passing play set Karol Rog up to shoot in the penalty area, but he blasted his effort over.

In the 16th minute Bournemouth had their best chance of the half, as a cross from Lewis Coulson hit a defender before ricocheting off the post and out for a corner.

The Royals then punished Bournemouth for their lack of efforts on goal by taking the lead.

A defence-splitting pass left Paxton completely through on goal. He then rounded Mayo to slot in.

Paxton then somehow didn’t double his tally a few minutes later, as he skied over from a few yards after a low cross found him.

However, the midfielder then won a penalty in the 39th minute, which Ramsey duly dispatched.

The Poppies had a lot to do in the second half, and didn’t make their task any easier by conceding a third in the 49th minute.

A flicked pass set Turvey through on goal, and he had plenty of time to pick his spot past Mayo.

Just ten minutes later though and Bournemouth had a glimmer of hope. Rog found shooting space on the left-hand side, and curled the ball around Portchester goalkeeper Snelling at his near post.

However, Ramsey placed an effort beyond Mayo a few moments later to end any chance of Bournemouth getting a point.

Bournemouth tried to add to their tally with Jake Harvey shooting wide and Rog firing straight at Portchester goalkeeper Snelling, but it was to no avail.

The attacking play from the Poppies kept breaking down at vital moments, with many key passes going astray.

The Royals concluded their scoring with a Turvey strike that Mayo got a hand to but couldn’t prevent going in, and a Paxton strike across goal.

In the end it was a disappointing display, and one that will need to be rectified next week at home to Hamble Club.