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Poppies earn point in tight game with Fleet Town

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno)

A late header from substitute Ethan Fishlock earned a point for Bournemouth in a 1-1 draw with Fleet Town.

Leo Decabo had put the Blues in front early on, and it took until the 81st minute before Fishlock struck to make sure it finished all square.

Last week Bournemouth had been involved in an incredible FA Vase match, in which they came from 2-0 down to defeat Blackfield & Langley on penalties.

They were brought back from that high just eight minutes in.

Decabo struck an effort from 20 yards which found the bottom corner. even with Poppies goalkeeper Sam Jones getting a hand to it.

Bournemouth and Fleet Town players in action | Picture by Carlo Simone

The two sides had played out a 2-2 draw earlier on this season, and in similar fashion to that the game was quite tight.

Jones was the busier keeper for the first half an hour, denying a couple of strikes from Dan Bone and another long shot from Decabo.

Bournemouth did eventually manage to assert themselves into the game, and arguably should have got back on level terms midway through the half.

Mario Schaller advanced into the box, cutting back to Liam House in the centre. The striker took his time in taking a shot, and was eventually blocked out.

House almost made amends a shot while later. Lewis Proudley curled a ball through to him, and his rising shot rattled the Fleet Town crossbar.

The open nature of the game continued into the second half, although it took about 20 minutes for a real chance to be fashioned.

Mal Thomas went through on goal, but in cutting back to try and get around Jones, Proudley was able to nick it off his toes.

Substitute Shane Barney was inches away from getting his head on the end of a delightful Jack Kinge-Phillips cross, while Fishlock used his head superbly at the other end to deny Fleet on the line.

Bournemouth and Fleet Town players in action

Fishlock then got his moment to shine on the attack just a short while later.

He dove to meet an inswinging cross that was placed past goalkeeper Ryan Bone.

A minute later and Bournemouth had the ball in the net again. A cross had bounced off Martin Warren, which set up Jonathan Efedje to empathetically slam home, but it was disallowed for an offside.

Right at the death Decabo was so close to bringing all three points back to Fleet, but Jones got down well to deny his free-kick.

By all accounts a point for either side was fair. Bournemouth’s next match is away to Christchurch on Tuesday 20th October.

Poppies XI: Jones, Trimble, Proudley, Nicholls (C), Chambers, J,Harvey (Fishlock), Kinge-Phillips (Carvalho), Schaller, Warren, House (Barney), Efedje

Subs: Carvalho, Barney, Martins, Seymour, Fishlock

Poppies through in FA Vase after penalty shootout win over Blackfield & Langley

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno)

Bournemouth came back from 2-0 down to dramatically win on penalties over Blackfield & Langley, to progress to the 1st Round proper of the FA Vase.

In a breathless game, Blackfield & Langley scored twice before half-time, following a nasty incident which saw Jamie Wilson and Flavio Tavarez sent-off for either side.

Poppies incredibly came back with a header from Jonathan Efedje and a late penalty from Lewis Harvey to force a shootout.

In that Sam Jones was the hero of the hour, denying Harry Cooper to send the players and fans into furious celebrations.

Before this encounter Bournemouth had got back to winning ways in the league by defeating Amesbury Town 2-0.

Bournemouth and Blackfield & Langley players await the start of the second half. | Picture by Carlo Simone

That positive feeling was taken into this FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round, as they made a strong start.

A free-kick sent in by Dan Seymour was held up by Lewis Harvey, allowing Jamie Trimble to have a shot, but it was cleared off the line.

Wilson then struck from distance just a minute later, which forced Harrison Guscott to get down to make a save.

The Watersiders then slowly started to apply pressure to the Bournemouth defence, with Tavarez causing plenty of problems on the left flank with his quick turn of pace and deft ball control.

Jones made a marvellous save to keep Bournemouth on level terms on 23 minutes, whilst Fatah Mahkloufi saw his shot go just wide of the post.

Just after the 30 minute mark the game took a nasty turn, as Wilson and Tavarez fell to the floor with both appearing to have their hands around the other’s neck. Both were understandably sent-off.

Blackfield & Langley were able to readjust themselves quickest after that commotion, as they took the lead in the next passage of play.

Jones kicked the ball against his own defender, allowing River Smith to get round him and slot home into an empty net.

Just two minutes later, and the Watersiders doubled their lead. Ali Zintany was allowed to advance on goal, and hit a smart finish into the bottom corner.

In the second half the game opened up, no doubt benefited by the added space left by having two less players on the pitch.

Jones did superbly to parry a powerful strike from Mahkloufi, whilst Trimble’s shot past Guscott was hacked away by Jack Barton.

B&L captain Edward Orvis was the next player to be denied by Jones, with his lobbed shot being tipped over. The defender then stopped substitute Max Norrish from pulling one back, clearing his shot off the line.

B&L then should have arguably had the game out of sight as Fawzi Saadi’s free-kick from near the touchline was tipped onto the bar from Jones.

Lewis Proudley on the ball | Picture by Carlo Simone

It had by all accounts been a frustrating half for Poppies, as they had spurned numerous chances and it seemed like the opportunity of getting something from the game was slipping away.

However, on 77 minutes they gave themselves a chance.

A free-kick was flicked on by Efedje over Guscott and couldn’t be prevented from being cleared off the line for once by a B&L defender.

Bournemouth had the initiative and it paid off on 85 minutes.

Efedje was brought down for a penalty, which Lewis Harvey struck straight down the middle to spark wild celebrations.

All the hard work and yielded penalties. After Jones had saved from Josh Taylor, and Luke Bennett had skied his penalty it was down to Efedje to win it.

Agonisingly Guscott guessed correctly, and Saadi scored the next one to bring it to sudden death.

The following three penalties were converted, leaving it to Harry Cooper to keep B&L in the competition. Jones superbly denied him though, leading to rapturous celebrations, and a place in the 1st Round of the FA Vase.

Poppies XI: Jones, Seymour (Norrish), Proudley, Nicholls (C), L.Harvey, J.Harvey, Schaller (Martins), Trimble (Carvalho), Warren, Wilson (Sent off 35′), Efedje

Subs: Kowalczyk, Chambers, Martins, Carvalho, Norrish

Bournemouth back to winning ways after defeating Amesbury

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno)

Bournemouth got back to winning ways after defeating Amesbury Town 2-0.

An own goal and a Martin Warren header were enough to end the Poppies winless streak and get them a second league win of the season.

The previous game had seen the Poppies on the end of an 8-0 thrashing at Lymington, so they were keen to bounce back from that result.

They were quick off the blocks and took the lead in just the fourth minute.

Jonathan Efedje got on to the end of a through ball just before Amesbury goalkeeper Felix Davies, and his cut back hit the knee of a defender before going on.

Bournemouth and Amesbury players in action | Picture by Carlo Simone

The Blues almost conceded a second own goal just a minute later. A attempted clearance ricocheted off a another defender and almost crossed the line before being hacked away.

Amesbury did almost get an equaliser soon after as Osamu Allman ran through on goal. Thankfully, Sam Jones was alert to deny the striker.

It had been a breathless opening ten minutes, and Amesbury did slowly grow into the game after that.

Luke Greenway had a shot deflected wide, while Ant Croucher forced Jones into a save with his 30-yard effort.

Warren went close when heading over from a free-kick, whilst Adam Holloway hit a thunderous effort just over the crossbar after having acres of space to run in on goal.

Owen Holloway then curled into the arms of Jones, before Amesbury captain Chris Morris headed narrowly over from a corner.

Bournemouth ended out the half with Liam House stinging the palms of Davies, whilst Allman curled over from the left-hand side.

Amesbury had threatened on numerous occasions in the first half, and Poppies needed to reassert themselves in the game, and thankfully they did five minutes into the second half.

A superb corner was whipped on to the head of Warren who crashed in an effort off the crossbar.

It was the two goal cushion that they needed, and the following ten minutes should have yielded more goals for them.

Davies was on top form to stop a Kinge-Phillips volley and a powerful shot from House.

Amesbury then pressed for a way back in, as Greenway shot wide from an ambitious 35 yards and Lewis Harey brilliantly blocked two sharp efforts from Adam Holloway.

The rest of the game passed with relatively little incident, and Bournemouth were able to put Saturday’s performance against Lymington behind them.

Bournemouth XI: Jones, Seymour, Raney, Nicholls (C), L.Harvey, J.Harvey, Kinge-Phillips, Wilson (Martens), Warren, House (Carvalho), Efedje (Matthews)

Subs: Kowalczyk, Martens, Carvalho, Matthews, Proudley