AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson marked his return to the first team with a goal.
The Cherries striker made his first appearance in nine months following a knee injury against Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup.
The Cherries top goalscorer during their promotion season to the top flight of English football scored from the penalty spot, before setting up Benik Afobe for the Cherries third goal of the night in a 3-1 victory.
Wilson told afcb.co.uk…
‘When you have a setback you work hard for moments like that, That hard work on the training ground, in the gym and the running with the sports science team, it was all worth it and I’m glad to get 90 minutes…’
‘…I was always going to step up (for the penalty) and put it where I did – you visualise moments and goals when you have dark days.
‘It will be nice to get one from open play soon, I’ll save it for the Premier League!
‘Getting through the game successfully was good, I was still pressing in the 90th minute, so I feel my fitness levels are quite good and it’s really pleasing to be back.’
West Moors Cherry wrote…
Was a massive improvement on the last game in this comp. First ten minutes we were very good then the rest of the half was pretty dire with the midfield looking bereft of ideas.
Second half much better.
Boruc flapped at a lot and the ball kept rebounding off him.
Smith and Daniels were as consistent and reliable as always. Cook had a good game but Simpson excellent night capped with a goal.
Arter was poor first half but grew into the game second half. Fraser looked average as did Pugh. Gosling was dreadful.
Mousset average. Callum was bright and it was really good to see him back. Like having a new signing.
Ibe and Afobe showed their bit of spark when they came on.
Enjoyable second half after a dreary first. Comfortable win with little to worry about from the Championship side. – Join the conversation here.
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