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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.

Players on a football pitch

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.