Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Arter: Fair play to the ref

Arter: Fair play to the ref

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter praised referee Phil Gibbs for getting the game finished on Saturday afternoon.

Arter had given the Cherries a half time lead in Saturday's game at Dean Court, but the interval had to be extended by around five minutes while ground staff worked on the pitch with a roller and various garden forks.

With the Cherries leading and Swindon struggling, the away side appeared to be putting pressure on the officials to abandon the game.

The conditions were tricky in certain areas, but the pitch was perfectly playable and the game continued.

Despite the conditions probably favouring the away side and working in their benefit for the equaliser, Arter believes it was the right decision.

Arter told the Daily Echo...

"It was disappointing to only get a point. We were the better team in the first half and I thought the conditions played a massive part in the second. They suited them a lot more than they did us. They came here to have a battle and the pitch and conditions definitely helped them.

"We tried to get the ball down and play but it was difficult to do that in the second half. If the conditions had been better, I am sure we would have got the three points. The rain slowed down the ball and it was difficult to get into a rhythm...'

'...There were times when I thought the referee was going to call it off. Their players, especially at 1-0 down, were trying to get in his ear. They wanted it off because they were losing. There were puddles on the pitch and it was difficult to play. But, fair play to the ref, he stayed strong and we got the game finished."


RednBlack Shack

Don't forget to keep checking the RednBlack Shack for great online deals and help to raise money for the AFC Bournemouth Youth Team.

It's easy to join AFCB Vital

With Vital Bournemouth you can win prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums, click the link to register.

Join The Vital Debate




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:DJ
Date:Monday January 14 2013
Time: 8:49AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

AFCB Vital wishes Mostyn well

AFC Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn has undergone a minor heart procedure after being taken ill earlier this month.

Cherries interest in Fernando?

AFC Bournemouth are reportedly interested in Manchester City defensive midfielder Fernando.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

Archived AFCB Vital Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

DJ
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

AFCB Vital Player Of The Season 2016/17
Suggested By:
Steve Cook35%
Joshua King37%
Simon Francis1%
Charlie Daniels7%
Junior Stanislas3%
Adam Smith 1%
Jack Wilshere1%
Marc Pugh2%
Harry Arter3%
Ryan Fraser4%
Artur Boruc3%
Andrew Surman1%
Dan Gosling1%
Callum Wilson1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Alchemist131
2.billythekid129
3.Garbo105
4.AFCBade101
5.SlowDownDerek100
6.northstandmark93
7.AlGard91
8.RobTrent91
9.DJ75
10.redharry74
The Vital Football Members League