AFC Bournemouth knew three points against Wycombe Wanderers would be a battle, Junior Stanislas and Sam Surridge took things a little bit too literally in the heat of the battle. But the home side, in front of a Tier 2 government restriction maximum of 2,000 supporters, got the job done.
The only breakthrough of the game came from Junior Stanislas and David Brooks, the duo combining for a defence-splitting one-two to cut open Wycombe Wanderers with the quality needed to claim the victory.
After the match, AFC Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall told Sky Sports…
“Again we knew if we won tonight that was a reward for us (going top of the Championship). It was important we backed up a really good performance against Huddersfield with another three points. Other than scoring more goals I’m really pleased.
“It’s another clean sheet, that’s four on the spin now, which is really pleasing for us and we’ve ended up winning the game 1-0.”
"It can't always be free flowing football but it's all about three points."
Well said boss 👏#afcb 🍒
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) December 15, 2020
Man of the match against Wycombe
— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) December 16, 2020
On the incident between Stanislas and Surridge, Tindall told the Daily Echo…
“For me it just goes to show the passion of the team and how much they want to win – how much each game means to them.
“You don’t want to see what happened but it’s no different to what happens up and down the country on the training ground from time-to-time.
“There’s no hard feelings between the two of them. They were just frustrated at the time and passion probably got the better of both of them.
“But they are in the changing room now, all fine, all laughing, all joking, still united and it’s all forgotten.”
Great win and spirit shown from the team today. It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win 😁 now we need to take June’s and Sam’s aggressiveness into Saturdays game 😂 thanks for the support, cherries.
— Philip A B (@BillingPhilip) December 15, 2020
Big win tonight. Take the +3 and move on. Clean sheet again and maximum points since the fans have been back 🙌🏽🙌🏽🍒🍒 pic.twitter.com/9RiAYD1DeF
— Steve Cook (@SteveCook28) December 15, 2020
— Lewis Cook (@lewiscook_) December 15, 2020
Written by USCherry
Not sure how to feel about this game. On the one hand, these are the games that we need to win. A team comes to frustrate, we’ve seen well-organized teams nullify. We got three points.
But we showed the inconsistency that has dogged the season so far. Not necessarily in results but performances. No doubt we should beat most teams in this league but too often we are relying on a slither of individual brilliance or a slick one-two. Is that how it should be? The season we got promoted to the Premier League there was an inevitability to every game. Go behind, no problem, we would score more goals. I always felt we would win.
This team is different, not only that I’m not confident that we’ll score but also I feel we are going to concede.
All the attacking freedom with the flicks and tricks is nice to watch but more often than not it doesn’t break down a stubborn defence.
Still. Can’t argue with top of the table with a by far superior goal difference at this stage of the season. I’m really hoping that we can pull far ahead of the chasing pack. Let them fight among themselves. – Join the conversation, click here.
I think if the Sam Surridge incident hadn’t happened we wouldn’t be talking about the Lloyd Kelly incident. Kelly really should have read that pass and the way he stopped was annoying. So I’m Ok with that one.
It was the double up with the Sam one that is making it more high profile – twice in a game is odd especially from someone like Junior Stanislas who normally seems so upbeat.
Last night wasn’t pretty and given the context of our form and theirs, we should have been well clear and in a party mood a la Huddersfield. As it was there was a lot of aggro on the pitch with niggles, time-wasting, red cards, frustrating play… Tempers were definitely up.
I think it’s very bad form to have an on-field scuffle. They last long in the memory (fights over penalties usually!). What the club needs to do is release training photos from today/tomorrow which show spirits between Sam/Stan back up high again. A few smiles. then we can all move on. It happened once, get over it. If it happens again though… – Join the conversation, click here.
A message from Junior 🤝 pic.twitter.com/hzQEHPoWs9
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) December 16, 2020