AFC Bournemouth’s hopes of progressing in the Premier League Under 21’s Cup ended at the first round qualifying stage on Tuesday afternoon.
AFC Bournemouth development squad coach Stephen Purches took charge of the side and named Chad Collins in goal, Aristide Bassele, Jake McCarthy, Baily Cargill and Samir Bihmoutine in defence, Harry Cornick Josh Wakefield, Josh Carmichael and Charlie Losasso in midfield with Jordan Chiedozie and Brandon Goodship up front.
After enjoying the opening stages of the first half, especially down the right flank with Cornick, the Cherries were hit on the counter attack down their left side with Andres Gurrieri beating Collins after just ten minutes.
After 25 minutes Harry Cornick’s deflected effort beat Jake Cole to bring the scores level, but the game was to turn on its head just ten minutes later.
With some very slow build up play Josh Carmicheal, who up to this point had impressed in the centre of midfield brought down Tyler Harvey on the edge of the box, as he was the last man referee Tranter showed Carmicheal a straight red card. To compound the incident Harvey stepped up and scored direct from the free kick.
Despite the man disadvantage the Cherries enjoyed plenty of possession during the second half, particularly down the right with Cornick and Bassele. But the best chance fell to Chiedoze, who leaned back and blazed his effort high over the crossbar.
In an interesting move with ten minutes to go Purches replaced Chiedoze with Anthony Harris, moving Bassele from right back to striker. The change failed to create the equalising goal and the referee’s whistle was met with cheers from the travelling Plymouth support.
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