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Exeter   2 - 0   Bournemouth

Highlights - Exeter 2-0 Bournemouth

Exeter 2-0 Bournemouth

Bournemouth, second in League One, endured a miserable night as they lost at Exeter, suffering their first defeat under manager Lee Bradbury.

Grecians striker Richard Logan wasted a good early chance as he planted a free header straight at keeper Shwan Jalal.

But Jamie Cureton put City ahead when he played a one-two with Logan and curled his shot around Jalal.

As Bournemouth pressed for a leveller, Cureton returned the favour to set up Logan who made it 2-0 from close range.

Much-travelled forward Cureton had an unsuccessful, goalless loan spell at Bournemouth back in 1995, but has returned to haunt them many times since then.

His opening goal was the eighth time he has scored against the Cherries, adding to strikes for Bristol Rovers, Reading and Swindon over the years.

Marc Pugh hit the bar for the visitors, who lost striker Michael Symes to injury before the break, but at the other end Troy Archibald-Henville sent a glancing header wide as hard-working Exeter pushed for a second.

Bournemouth battled in vain for an equaliser as winger Liam Feeney stabbed Rhoys Wiggins's cross wide, before Feeney himself shrugged off Scott Golbourne but his cross was headed over the bar by Danny Hollands.

And just before the hour mark, they were hit on the break as their nemesis Cureton beat the offside trap and his cross-shot was turned in by Logan.

That was the cue for Bradbury to bring his assistant Steve Fletcher off the bench - but not even the veteran Cherries talisman could rescue his side this time.

Exeter looked just as likely to claim a third goal, with a fierce Cureton effort smacked the underside of the crossbar, while Ryan Harley's 35-yard strike was tipped over by Jalal.

The kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes as more than 1,000 visiting supporters made their way into St James Park.

But those fans' faces would have fallen even further on hearing the other League One results as they left the ground.

Table-toppers Brighton stretched their lead over the Cherries to seven points, while the four teams immediately below Bournemouth in the play-off places - Huddersfield, Peterborough, Southampton and Milton Keynes - all won, leaving only three points separating second and sixth.

The Cherries face an eagerly-anticipated south coast derby on Saturday as they host Southampton for their first league meeting at Dean Court since 1960 - while Exeter, who look destined for a mid-table finish, head to Rochdale.


Exeter City manger Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:
"We knew we had to compete today against a very athletic, dynamic team and we did so I'm delighted.

"The first goal was like knife through butter, it was a beautifully crafted passing movement with very slick touches and a very good finish.

"They had the odd half chance or two, but they didn't create anything against us today and we were the team looking to score the third and fourth."

Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent:
"Fair play to Exeter they were a good side, they kept the ball well and we didn't.

"You're going to have little blips- we'll go again Saturday when we have a massive game.

"It's all about characters, we've got to be strong and have self belief. They played well tonight. They beat us fair and square."

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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Exeter 2-0 Bournemouth FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Cureton 16
  • Logan 59

    Exeter

    • 01 Hamer
    • 02 Tully
    • 03 Duffy
    • 05 Archibald-Henville
    • 06 Taylor
    • 11 Golbourne
    • 04 Dunne
    • 07 Harley
    • 22 Sercombe yellow card
    • 12 Cureton
    • 20 Logan

    Substitutes

    • 30 Krysiak,
    • 18 Jones,
    • 08 Noble,
    • 14 Cozic,
    • 10 Nardiello,
    • 16 Stewart,
    • 29 O'Flynn

    Bournemouth

    • 01 Jalal
    • 05 Pearce
    • 15 Smith
    • 16 Wiggins
    • 26 Baudry
    • 07 Pugh (Ings 90+2)
    • 08 Robinson
    • 11 Feeney
    • 19 Hollands
    • 23 Dalla Valle (Fletcher 63 yellow card)
    • 24 Symes (Partington 39)

    Substitutes

    • 31 Stewart,
    • 21 Purches,
    • 28 Cummings,
    • 20 Molesley,
    • 22 Partington,
    • 33 Fletcher,
    • 34 Ings
    Ref: SuttonAtt: 4,537
    EXETER
    BOURNEMOUTH

    Possession

    • Exeter 42%
    • Bournemouth 58%

    Attempts on target

    • Exeter 4
    • Bournemouth 3

    Attempts off target

    • Exeter 3
    • Bournemouth 10

    Corners

    • Exeter 4
    • Bournemouth 5

    Fouls

    • Exeter 12
    • Bournemouth 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:20 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+3:39 Foul by Jason Pearce on Scott Golbourne, free kick awarded. Richard Duffy takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+1:31 Joe Partington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Sercombe. Richard Duffy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:31 Substitution Danny Ings comes on in place of Marc Pugh.
    • 89:20 Marc Pugh takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
    • 88:33 Unfair challenge on Rhoys Wiggins by Liam Sercombe results in a free kick. Marc Pugh takes the free kick.
    • 88:33 Booking The referee shows Liam Sercombe a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 87:41 Jamie Cureton is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Shwan Jalal.
    • 83:13 Danny Hollands takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer.
    • 80:55 Joe Partington fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick. Shwan Jalal restarts play with the free kick. Danny Hollands takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer.
    • 79:53 Adam Smith takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Danny Hollands has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 79:06 Shot from outside the penalty box by Joe Partington goes wide right of the goal.
    • 76:40 Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line.
    • 75:05 Richard Logan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Baudry. Mathieu Baudry takes the free kick.
    • 74:14 Jamie Cureton produces a volleyed right-footed shot from just inside the penalty box and hits the post.
    • 70:38 Corner from right by-line taken by Adam Smith. Unfair challenge on Richard Duffy by Danny Hollands results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
    • 68:47 Troy Archibald-Henville fouled by Steve Fletcher, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:47 Booking The referee shows Steve Fletcher a yellow card.
    • 66:39 Richard Duffy challenges Anton Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Marc Pugh from right channel, save by Ben Hamer.
    • 65:04 Liam Sercombe challenges Joe Partington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shwan Jalal takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:57 The offside flag is raised against Liam Feeney. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
    • 62:23 Foul by Liam Feeney on Scott Golbourne, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Duffy, save made by Shwan Jalal.
    • 62:23 Substitution Steve Fletcher is brought on as a substitute for Lauri Dalla Valle.
    • 61:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Partington on Liam Sercombe. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
    • 58:14 Assist on the goal came from Jamie Cureton.
    • 58:14 GOAL - Richard LoganExeter 2 - 0 Bournemouth Richard Logan scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Exeter 2-0 Bournemouth.
    • 57:09 Effort on goal by Liam Feeney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
    • 56:21 Headed effort from inside the area by Danny Hollands misses to the right of the goal.
    • 53:58 Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley, Header on goal by Matthew Taylor from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 52:44 Liam Feeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Golbourne. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
    • 49:02 Danny Hollands fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Partington restarts play with the free kick.
    • 48:13 Effort from inside the area by Liam Feeney misses to the left of the target.
    • 46:53 Richard Logan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Smith. Shwan Jalal takes the direct free kick.
    • 46:10 Mathieu Baudry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Cureton. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:49 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 45:00+1:32 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Marc Pugh, Joe Partington produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 44:42 Short corner taken by Danny Hollands from the left by-line.
    • 43:46 Jamie Cureton is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mathieu Baudry.
    • 43:09 Danny Hollands fouled by Troy Archibald-Henville, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Adam Smith, clearance made by Scott Golbourne.
    • 41:39 Marc Pugh takes a shot.
    • 40:42 Liam Sercombe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Baudry. Mathieu Baudry restarts play with the free kick.
    • 38:21 Substitution Joe Partington is brought on as a substitute for Michael Symes.
    • 34:50 Marc Pugh has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 34:04 The offside flag is raised against Michael Symes. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
    • 26:54 Danny Hollands takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.
    • 24:58 Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line played to the near post, Anton Robinson makes a clearance.
    • 22:31 Richard Logan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anton Robinson. Direct free kick taken by Shwan Jalal.
    • 21:38 Adam Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne. Direct free kick taken by Troy Archibald-Henville.
    • 19:28 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Harley. Shwan Jalal restarts play with the free kick. The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Symes. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.
    • 17:46 Adam Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Sercombe. Ryan Harley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Rhoys Wiggins.
    • 15:48 Assist on the goal came from Richard Logan.
    • 15:48 GOAL - Jamie CuretonExeter 1 - 0 Bournemouth Jamie Cureton finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Exeter 1-0 Bournemouth.
    • 13:47 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Hamer. Richard Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lauri Dalla Valle. Direct free kick taken by Marc Pugh.
    • 12:26 Richard Logan takes a shot. Shwan Jalal makes a save.
    • 10:17 Ryan Harley takes a inswinging corner.
    • 7:42 Ryan Harley takes a shot. Shwan Jalal makes a save.
    • 6:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Duffy by Lauri Dalla Valle. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
    • 5:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lauri Dalla Valle by Richard Duffy. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Marc Pugh, Ben Hamer makes a comfortable save.
    • 4:15 Shot from just outside the box by Anton Robinson misses to the left of the goal.
    • 2:23 Mathieu Baudry concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Harley. Troy Archibald-Henville takes the direct free kick.
    • 1:39 Liam Feeney produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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    Npower League One table snapshot

    As it stood on 8 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Brighton 33 36 68
    2 Bournemouth 35 24 61
    3 Huddersfield 35 17 60
    4 Peterborough 34 16 59
    5 Southampton 33 30 58
    6 MK Dons 36 4 58
    7 Leyton Orient 32 13 50
    8 Carlisle 34 8 48
    9 Charlton 33 1 48
    10 Colchester 35 -4 48
    11 Hartlepool 35 -12 47
    12 Oldham 35 -5 46
    13 Exeter 35 -8 46
    14 Rochdale 32 4 45
    15 Sheff Wed 33 2 43
    16 Brentford 34 -7 43
    17 Notts County 31 -2 39
    18 Tranmere 34 -7 39
    19 Yeovil 34 -18 37
    20 Dag & Red 32 -10 35
    21 Walsall 36 -19 35
    22 Bristol R 35 -31 33
    23 Plymouth 35 -15 32
    24 Swindon 35 -17 32


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