Match Details: 12/04/2014
Yeovil Town 1-1 AFC Bournemouth
Football League Championship
Yeovil Goals: Kieffer Moore (26)
Yeovil Line-Up: 1. Marek Stech, 2. Luke Ayling, 3. Jamie McAllister, 4. Joe Edwards, 5. Byron Webster, 8. Ruben Palazuelos, 9. James Hayter, 11. Tom Lawrence, 13. Kieffer Moore, 15. Shane Duffy, 19. Joe Ralls,
Subs: 7. Kevin Dawson, 14. Sam Hoskins, 18. Matteo Lanzoni, 21. Liam Davis, 23. Joel Grant, 24. Chris Dunn, 26. Seth Nana Omuri-Twumasi
Substitutes Used: Sam Hoskins for James Hayter (90 mins)
Bookings: Jamie McAllister (Foul, 86)
Yeovil Town had to settle for a home draw against AFC Bournemouth at Huish Park this afternoon, despite having led for half an hour of the game. The 1-1 draw didn't do either side much good in the end - denting Bournemouth's late hopes of a play-off charge, whilst it leaves the Glovers still five points from safety with four games remaining, even though none of the bottom six sides won on the day.
In a relatively even first half, the game was lit up after 26 minutes when Kieffer Moore scored his fifth goal of the season - and undoubtedly the best of his time with the Glovers. A Jamie McAllister free kick was only half cleared and when the loose ball reached Moore on the edge of the box, he fired home first time with the sort of shot that was in danger of breaking the net.
Bournemouth didn't threaten too much at the other end, with Lewis Grabban's shots frequently going wide of the target. The momentum of the game, and its tone wasn't helped by referee Robert Madley - a Premier League official by status, but infuriating the home fans by his decision-making particularly during the first half. But the Cherries were to gain an equaliser by a huge slice of luck on the hour mark - Byron Webster's clearance was blocked by the body of Ryan Fraser and the midfield wideman thanked his lucky stars as the ball ricocheted back past Marek Stech and into the back of the net.
The visitors made three substitutions in their attempts to chase the game, whilst Gary Johnson stuck with the eleven who had been performing well throughout the match. Shane Duffy's header went into the side netting, Byron Webster had a chance saved by the legs of keeper Lee Camp, whilst Tom Lawrence saw a great effort squeeze just wide of the post. Bournemouth had their own chances late on as tired legs threatened to catch the Glovers on the break, although they rarely directly tested Marek Stech. In normal context, a draw would have been a decent result for the Glovers, but of course with games running out, they needed a bit more than that - four games left, and mathematically speaking at least two of those will need to be victories if their time in the Championship is not to be ended. With Charlton playing Barnsley on Tuesday night, that position is likely to change by the time they travel to Blackburn Rovers on Good Friday.
Final Score: Yeovil Town 1 AFC Bournemouth 1.
Scorers: Kieffer Moore (26 mins, 1-0), Ryan Fraser (59 mins, 1-1).
Yeovil Town (4-4-2):
1. Marek Stech
2. Luke Ayling 5. Byron Webster 15. Shane Duffy 3. Jamie McAllister (Captain)
4. Joe Edwards 8. Ruben Palazuelos 19. Joe Ralls 11. Tom Lawrence
9. James Hayter 13. Kieffer Moore
24. Chris Dunn 7. Kevin Dawson 14. Sam Hoskins (90 mins for James Hayter) 18. Matteo Lanzoni 21. Liam Davis 23. Joel Grant 26. Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi
42. Lee Camp
2. Simon Francis 5. Tommy Elphick 3. Steve Cook 14. Ian Harte
30. Matt Ritchie 32. Eunan O'Kane 4. Andrew Surman 20. Ryan Fraser
9. Lewis Grabban 18. Yann Kermorgant
1. Ryan Allsop 7. Marc Pugh 10. Brett Pitman (67 mins for Lewis Grabban) 15. Adam Smith (56 mins for Ian Harte) 16. Shaun MacDonald 22. Elliott Ward 28. Tokelo Rantie (80 mins for Ryan Fraser)
Yeovil Bookings: Jamie McAllister (foul, 86 mins)
Bournemouth Bookings: Simon Francis (foul, 62 mins), Steve Cook (foul, 71 mins)
Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 36%; Shots: 12; Shots On Target: 5; Corners: 4; Fouls: 15.
Bournemouth Match Statistics: Possession: 64%; Shots: 12; Shots On Target: 2; Corners: 1; Fouls: 7.
Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire). Assistants: Richard West (East Yorkshire) and Mark Pottage (Dorset). Fourth Official: Rob Lewis (Shropshire).
Attendance: 6,931 (with 2,074 Bournemouth fans).