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Yeovil Town v AFCB – Highlights & Reaction

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AFC Bournemouth made the short trip to Yeovil Town for the FA Cup third round. The first time the two sides had met since both were in the second-tier of English football. Since that meeting at Huish Park which finished 1-1, the Cherries went on to lift the Championship trophy and spend five years in the top flight. Yeovil by contrast have suffered three relegations, slipping through the Championship, League One and League Two, out of the Football League and into the National League.

Following the postponement against Peterborough United, AFC Bournemouth head coach Scott Parker made ten changes for this game, but due to COVID-19 protocols, it’s not known how many of these were down to players testing positive, injured or just rested.

After the match, in which the Cherries won 3-1 with Emiliano Marcondes scoring all three goals, Parker told the Daily Echo

“Professionally a very good job well done. I thought first half we were very good, we understood the atmosphere of the game and what it would have been.

“It was a full house here and a committed team we were going to come up against. A team that was going to try to cause us problems in certain areas – set plays, counter-attacks and I thought we dealt with that first half very, very well.

“We showed our quality in our moments to get two goals.

“Second half we gave them a goal really and it was poor on their behalf. We had to weather a little something. They got their noses up, the fans from that point then got a second gear as well and they really go.

“But game control again – we got the third and then really saw out the game well.”

Man of the match against Yeovil

Emiliano

Emiliano

Marcondes

Marcondes

Someone else

Someone else

Written by thegazzyb

I thought that was a decent performance. With a thrown together side we still easily managed to look many classes above Yeovil. I thought we played with a plan, played some lovely stuff and Marcondes showed Rogers how it’s done. I really enjoyed that and the players looked for 90 minutes like they cared and apart from Nyland showed no complacency whatsoever. I like this cup team although Rogers might as well have been in the dressing room to be fair.

Glad that we didn’t risk too many first-teamers tonight, Yeovil were pretty agricultural at times.

When you look at how some other teams fared in this round I think credit is due to Parker, his staff and the players on the pitch. A professional performance all round.

Your say…

AFCBade wrote…

Satisfying to knock out Yeovil – I feared for serious injuries. Amused how they argued for a penalty – they don’t seem to understand the concept of full time, it’s not like rugby.

Overall a decent performance given the conditions and several players got game time too.

Pleased for Marcondes, think he offers a real attacking threat although hard to play him and Phil-bill. – Join the conversation, click here.

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