Date:Saturday October 6 2012
AFC Bournemouth first team coach Dennis Rofe took temporary control of the Cherries first team squad for the first time against Coventry City on Saturday afternoon.
His first team selection saw the return of Shaun MacDonald and Marc Pugh to the Cherries midfield and the surprise return of Simon Francis at right back.
Lewis Grabban replaced Frank Demouge, but primarily adopted a wider role, with Lee Barnard playing mainly up front on his own.
AFC Bournemouth were the better of the two teams during the first half, but failed to find a breakthrough despite enjoying a good purple patch around the half hour mark and the teams went in level at half time.
The second half was all Coventry's and once they had opened the scoring through former AFC Bournemouth loanee David McGoldrick, the away side hardly threatened to get back into the game with the only exception being Shaun MacDonald's long range effort.
The defeat, the Cherries fourth in succession, leaves AFC Bournemouth 21st in the League One table.
Rofe told the Daily Echo...
"I changed the formation and wanted to freshen up the boys. We had a game plan which, until half-time, had been working quite well.
"But there are fine margins between winning and losing. We had a few chances, which we didn`t take, and so did they. The game was evenly balanced at half-time but, unfortunately, we conceded a goal and it was possibly poor defending.
"I always thought this would be a tight game between two teams that, for various reasons, are probably at the wrong end of the league. The first goal was always going to be crucial and even more so today...'
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Date:Saturday October 6 2012
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