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Matchday Live: Cherries v Yeovil
8:56am Wednesday 26th December 2012 in Latest Sport
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- Eddie Howe makes one enforced change - Harry Arter replaces injured Shaun MacDonald
- Cherries: James, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Fogden (McQuoid, 66), O'Kane, Arter, Pugh, Pitman (McDermott, 88), Grabban (Hughes, 88). Subs: Tubbs, Fletcher, Partington, Jalal (g/k).
- Yeovil: Stech, Ayling, Hinds (Marsh-Brown, 66), Webster (Ugwu, 86), Burn, Williams (Reid, 51), Blizzard, Upson, McAllister, Hayter, Madden. Subs: Brundle, Stewart (g/k).
- Ex-Cherries star James Hayter starts for Yeovil
- Live score: Cherries 3 (Grabban 32, Arter 73, Pitman 86 pen) Yeovil 0
Match report and reaction will be on our website shortly. Thanks for following our Matchday Live service and see you again on Saturday.
Well-deserved victory for Cherries. Good attacking display after the break and could have had more than three in the end.
Full-time: Cherries 3 Yeovil Town 0.
Safety first from captain Tommy Elphick as he smashes a clearance out of the ground.
McQuoid should have made it four moments ago but he appeared to mis-time his jump before heading wide a Francis cross.
Cherries subs on 88 minutes: Hughes for Grabban, McDermott for Pitman.
CHERRIES GOAL - Pitman penalty. 86 minutes. Cherries 3 Yeovil Town 0.
PENALTY TO CHERRIES
Attendance: 8,016 (including 665 away supporters). We are told all home sections were sold out.
Shooting practice now as Cherries continue to pile on the pressure.
Pugh cuts inside his man and Stech does well to kick clear his shot. Arter then thumps just over as he goes for a repeat of his goal.
Heavy touch lets down Grabban as he is denied by Stech.
Arter takes a touch before unleashing an unstoppable left-footed rocket into the top corner from 18 yards. Superb strike.
CHERRIES GOAL - Harry Arter on 73 minutes. Cherries 2 Yeovil 0.
Skilful run from Pugh but his 20-yard shot is comfortably gathered by Stech.
Yeovil go very close to an equaliser as Dominic Blizzard heads Hayter's cross on to the roof of the net. Lively game now.
Non-league goal: Matt Kemble, another former Cherries apprentice, has given Wimborne Town a 3-0 lead at Winchester.
@hubsey8 scored direct from a corner for @wtfcupdates #echolive— @neilperrettecho 26 December 2012
Yeovil sub: Marsh-Brown for Hinds.
Cherries sub: McQuoid on for Fogden. 66 minutes.
Another goalbound effort from Pitman is deflected wide. Cherries well on top in the second half and should have increased their lead.
FIRST-HALF ACTION - LEWIS GRABBAN GOAL CELEBRATION
Non-league goal: Ex-Cherries trainee Micky Hubbard has put Wimborne Town 2-0 up at Winchester City.
FIRST-HALF ACTION - WES FOGDEN
Well-struck shot by Pitman brilliantly saved - and held - by Stech at full stretch.
FIRST-HALF ACTION - HARRY ARTER
Grabban capitalises on a defensive error to go clear on goal. A square pass would have given Pitman an open goal but he opts to shoot and Stech produces a fine block. Big opportunity.
Non-league goal: Poppies 2 Hamworthy Utd 1 (Manuel).
Another wild effort from range by O'Kane.
Yeovil sub: Reid for Williams. 51 minutes.
Cleared to O'Kane who fires way over with his left foot.
Stech out quickly to block Grabban's attempted cross. Corner for Cherries.
The second half is under way.
Non-league half-times: Weymouth 1 Bashley 0, Winchester City 0 Wimborne Town 1. #echolive— @ianwadleyecho 26 December 2012
The pitch looks in excellent condition but the rain and wind is making life difficult for the teams. Despite that, both have played some admirable stuff in a tight, even first half.
Cherries have just about done enough to warrant their one-goal lead, having offered more of a cutting edge than their visitors.
Lewis Grabban has once again been particularly bright. The quick frontrunner has stretched the Yeovil backline while also providing moments of quality. One of those, his cool finish from 10 yards, is the only difference at the interval.
With Yeovil likely to chase the game after the break, Grabban's pace and willingness to offer an outlet by running in behind, combined with Pitman's clever passing range, could cause major problems on the counter.
Half-time: Cherries 1 (Grabban 32) Yeovil Town 0.
Ex-@PooleTownFC striker Charlie Austin scores for Burnley. #echolive— @neilperrettecho 26 December 2012
One minute of added time.
...after the big build-up, Daniels sees his shot blocked.
Yeovil's Danny Burn booked for a trip on Fogden. Cherries free-kick 20 yards out towards right of the penalty area. Good position for Daniels...
#echolive 33 minutes. Weymouth 1-0— @Bashleyfc 26 December 2012
End-to-end stuff now. Cherries escape after James misses a low cross before launching a counter-attack, but Grabban fires wide from Pitman's through ball.
Lewis Grabban converts his 10th goal of the season from 10 yards. Pugh's cutback was behind Pitman but the ball ran perfectly into the path of Grabban to coolly finish.
CHERRIES GOAL - Grabban 32 mins. Cherries 1 Yeovil 0.
Gutted I couldn't get a ticket for today, but shows progress #afcb are making! #echolive and #solentsport will have to do! Up the Cherries!— @dowling_steve 26 December 2012
Nervy moment for Cherries as Yeovil come close. Jamie McAllister's powerful drive is spilled by James as it skips off the slick surface, but the former England star recovers quickly to deny the onrushing Hayter from the rebound.
Pitman fires straight at Marek Stech from 10 yards. Good chance after being found by Grabban's precision cutback.
Harry Arter booked for a foul.
Non-league goal: Poppies 2 Hamworthy United 0 (Phillips). #echolive— @ianwadleyecho 26 December 2012
To get a mention on our Matchday Live service...remember to include #echolive on your non-league tweets.— @ianwadleyecho 26 December 2012
More good play from Cherries almost yields an opening goal. Fogden sees his shot blocked by Danny Burn and O'Kane lashes over with the rebound from 20 yards.
Lovely cross from Charlie Daniels has just too much power on it as Grabban throws himself at it.
Non-league goal - Bournemouth Poppies 1 Hamworthy United 0 (Saadi pen).
Yeovil have started pretty well here. They look bright in possession. Cherries also getting the ball down. Admirable from both teams considering the weather.
Very good chance for Yeovil. Paddy Madden drags wide with his right foot after getting in behind Steve Cook to go clean through on goal.
Pitman feeds Grabban on the right, dangerous low ball across the face of goal cleared. Fogden very close to converting as he slid in. Good from Cherries.
#echolive Team news. Moore. Strickland. Oliver. Stephenson. Middleton. Finlay. Casey. Gradwell. Stokoe. Gamble. Jenkinson.— @Bashleyfc 26 December 2012
First half now under way...
We'll be keeping you up to date with all our non-league scores as well. Wessex Premier result: Lymington Town 0 New Milton Town 2. Big derby win for struggling Milton.
Nice warm reception for returning hero Hayter.
The teams are out here and we are nearly ready to go.
PRESS BOX PREDICTIONS
Ian Wadley 2-1 Cherries
Paul Mitchell 2-0 Cherries
Neil Meldrum 1-0 Cherries
Graham Nickless 2-1 Cherries
Terrible weather here at Dean Court - cold, windy and heavy rain. Hope the locals have ditched the tea in favour of something stronger in their flasks today.
Cherries are unbeaten in 13 matches since Eddie Howe’s appointment.
Yeovil, the early-season League One pace-setters, have not lost in their past three league games.
Gary Johnson’s men were one of the few teams in action on Saturday and they made the most of it – thumping Oldham 4-1.
PAST SIX LEAGUE MATCHES
Cherries: W W D D W W
Yeovil: W D D L W L
DANGERMAN – JAMES HAYTER
Cherries fans do not need reminding of how clinical Hayter can be in front of goal.
The former Dean Court hero made his name with the Dorset outfit.
A graduate of Cherries’ youth set-up, Hayter scored 94 goals in 358 league appearances for the club.
Hayter, who has netted more than 150 times in his career, left Cherries for Doncaster in summer 2007.
Since joining Yeovil during the close-season, Hayter has been on target nine times.
Cherries expected to line up 4-4-2, with Yeovil likely to match that formation.
Yeovil: Stech, Ayling, Hinds, Webster, Burn, Williams, Blizzard, Upson, McAllister, Hayter, Madden. Subs: Marsh-Brown, Reid, Ugwu, Brundle, Stewart (g/k).
Cherries: James, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Fogden, O'Kane, Arter, Pugh, Pitman, Grabban. Subs: Tubbs, McDermott, McQuoid, Fletcher, Hughes, Partington, Jalal (g/k).
PRE-MATCH THOUGHTS – EDDIE HOWE
Howe told the club's official website: “Gary Johnson has been round the block and is a very experienced manager. He will know what to do with the team to get them to be competitive. It is a derby as well, which adds more spice.
“It will be good to see James Hayter back here. Hayts and myself have a lot of history. We came through the youth team together and lived together for a brief time.
“I have followed his career and he has always scored goals wherever he has been. He is one of the best finishers I have seen. Added to that, which sets him apart, is his work-rate, his ability to close down defenders and not give them a minute’s peace.
“We are well aware of his technical ability. He is a very good player who has had a great career and is still scoring goals, so full credit to him.
“Looking at ourselves, the players are raring to go after the disappointment of the game being postponed so late on Saturday. It was very frustrating for everyone, none more so than the supporters, but what is done is done and we will have to go there on a Tuesday night now.
“The Yeovil and Crawley games are huge for us now. We have to look to keep the momentum going and keep our feet on the floor because this is a very important time.”
Cherries boss Eddie Howe has made one change to his starting line-up with midfielder Shaun MacDonald injured. Harry Arter is promoted from the bench.
Afternoon all. We hope you have had a great Christmas and thanks for joining us for this sell-out Boxing Day showdown.