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  • Writer's picturePhilip Ian Murray

Two points dropped at home against Bournemouth

If we are not going to get into a relegation battle towards the end of the season then we must win our home games against sides outside the top six. Now two home draws in a row against Crystal Palace and Bournemouth. We started brightly and took the lead in the 7th minute with a goal from a Jensen free kick. Whilst everybody was waiting for a cross, he fired it into the near post and despite their keeper managing to claw it away it had crossed the line. Then Schade was through and hit the post, but for the rest of the first half Bournemouth were the better team and equalised in the 30th minute when Flekken was beaten at his near post (could/should he have done better?). In the second half we hit the post twice from Wissa then Lewis-Potter, then an uncharacteristic mistake by Henry saw Bournemouth take the lead in the 77th minute. Fortunately, it was Mbeumo who got our equaliser in the third minute of added on time and the game finished 2-2. Had we taken our chances then we would have got all 3 points.

P.S. We re-signed Neal Maupay on loan from Everton. He was our top scorer in the Championship about 4 years ago. This could be a win-win situation for both player and club, or just a damp squib.



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