AFC Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe was disappointed to only get a draw against Watford.
The forward, who turned down the opportunity to represent DR Congo at the Africa Cup of Nations was on the bench for the game against Watford at Dean Court but was introduced on 74 minutes.
Afobe and Jordon Ibe replaced Junior Stanislas and Joshua King.
Eight minutes later and Andrew Surman threaded the ball through to Benik Afobe, beyond a stricken Kabasele who was down injured and Afobe excellently finished past Gomes.
The Cherries pushed on for a winner and had the ball in the net from a Charlie Daniels effort, but the goal was disallowed for a hand ball by Steve Cook in the build up.
Afobe told afcb.co.uk…
‘As a centre-forward I’m just watching how the Watford defenders are playing – what they’re doing right and what they’re doing wrong, then I try to get involved as quickly as I can.
‘The manager said to me and Jordon Ibe when we were coming on to try and impact the game, bring some spark and thankfully we got ourselves the equaliser.
‘I saw Surman got the ball and he looked for me, looking for the run and it was quite straight forward. When I was through on goal I focused on being composed and finding the bottom corner; once it hit the back of the net it was a good feeling.
‘At the time we thought we could go on and get the winner, if there were ten or 15 minutes more we probably could have. We’re disappointed with a draw to be honest.’
London Cherry wrote…
First 15 mins we seemed to be warming up nicely before Watford took control after their goal and our passing ( and crossing) was shocking. Then the final 5 mins before half time gave me hope. For 15 mins of the 2nd half I thought we were superb. We got the equaliser and had our wing backs bombing forward so it was a surprise when Watford took the lead again. Sadly this knocked out confidence (and the crowds) and I was concerned they could get a breakaway goal. Benik took his goal superbly and overall I’m pleased we fought back twice to get the point but slightly disappointed we weren’t consistent throughout the whole game. However, it was an absolute pleasure to watch Wilshere today, thought he was outstanding! Let’s learn from our mistakes and I’m sure we’ll be fine, from a glass half full Londoner!! – Join the conversation here.
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