Date: 23rd July 2007 at 9:35am
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Cherries manager Kevin Bond was happy with the performance against Southampton.

Bournemouth and Southampton played out an above average pre-season friendly and despite the defeat, Bond took many positives from the game.

He told

‘I thought it was a good game. We gave away two bad goals, but apart from that I thought we did ok. I was pleased we got back on level terms after going behind early in the second half. We know where our deficiencies lie, but I thought the players equipped themselves really well. I’m never pleased to get beaten, but I was pleased with the performance…’

He went on to add…

‘…Jason (Pearce from Portsmouth) can play left back or left side of centre back. He’s played in all our games as Warren has had a bit of a setback and coped really well. Our experienced players were excellent. Telfs, Darren Anderton, Younger, Russell Perrett, all did well. Anderton was a class act and ran the show. He became stronger as the game went on. Paul Telfer only started training this week, played ninety minutes and never stopped running.’

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