clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Match Report: Bournemouth 2-0 Wigan Athletic

Yet another below par performance and well these are kind of beginning to become a trait for this team, which is not a good thing. Uwe Rosler is well starting to sound like a repeating record at this point about how they hope to improve next game, how many more will he have?

Dan Mullan

One thing I would like to point out here though, compared to the Owen Coyle era of poor performances and results, you can actually see some promise in our play under Rosler. There have been games and times when we have looked fantastic, so it isn't all doom and gloom just yet.

With the need to shake things up the gaffer chopped and changed his line up with four changes. Andrew Taylor, Emyre Huws, Marco Antoine Fortune and Martyn Waghorn all coming into the side. Were they good changes? It is hard to tell on the surface, for the result you would go why did he mix it up?

Personally the inclusion of Fortune and Waghorn as starters shows how desperate Rosler is to get some prominent strikers together trying everyone out up front. Unfortunately for us the two I think he would have liked to tried up front together (Callum McManaman and James McClean) both had to be rested due to injury/fatigue.

This was though to be an assured performance by a Bournemouth side who were looking for a win.

They took the game by the neck and played that variety of physical/attacking football they have become known for under Eddie Howe. In all honesty we rarely threatened and when we did we either wasted the chance or missed the target.

Bournemouth though didn't have such problems, they took the lead on 37 minutes through Yann Kermorgant. Matt Richie, who had been pulling the strings for Bournemouth out wide, delivered an inviting cross into the box. Kermorgant out muscled young Rob Kiernan to get onto the ball to head past Scot Carson.

Yet again Kiernan was at fault for one of our conceded goals this season.

Things could only get better surely as we went into the second half? If only that was true.

We couldn't muster enough to truly threaten the Bournemouth goal and Artur Boruc had very little to do in between the sticks. When you would hope we could sneak and equalizer we just lacked that clinical edge. Even the introduction of our two new strikers proved to have no effect, both Oriol Riera and Andy Delort lacked the ability to find the net at the weekend.

Bournemoth though could grab a second and seal the win. Simon Francis making it through on the Wigan goal, and well the result was the ball being neatly tucked away.

Four games without a win now, and next we play the league leaders. It could be an interesting one to watch on Tuesday night, let us finally see if this team can compete or whether we should write of this season before it has even begun.