Date: 1st April 2017 at 8:29pm
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AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter took the blame for the Cherries failing to beat local neighbours Southampton at St Mary’s.

For 70 minutes of the match the home side were by far the better team, with the Cherries lacking intensity and unable to build much possession.

AFC Bournemouth however still had their chances to upset the home side, with a scramble from a corner resulting with the ball being cleared off the line and Benik Afobe missing a great chance when one on one with the goalkeeper.

But the best chance came after referee Moss had controversially awarded a penalty when former AFC Bournemouth loanee Ryan Bertrand appeared to slightly grab at Ryan Fraser.

Following Joshua King and Benik Afobe missing penalties against Swansea, Harry Arter stepped up to take the spot kick.

He unfortunately slipped, similarly to Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane on the same piece of turf and the ball flew over the bar into the travelling Cherries support.

Arter told the BBC

‘I feel if I score we would have got three points. I didn’t intentionally miss. As much as it is disappointing it is part and parcel of football.

‘It is my fault, one of the lads said Harry Kane did something similar, maybe they need to have a look at it (the pitch).’

Your Say…

Silent AFCB wrote…

Yes it’s unlucky, but at the same time it hardly looked like Arter went at it with any thought about where he’s putting the ball, he’s just gone for laces.

Point alright in the end, but with our run of 3 games coming up we can’t play like that if we don’t want to get shoed in.
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