UK time is: 12:41:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Pugh: Credit to Portsmouth

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Marc Pugh praised Portsmouth's efforts following the Cherries comfortable 2-0 victory over the crisis club.

After going seventeen games without a victory and losing their last eight consecutive games, Portsmouth came to Dean Court as massive underdogs.

Recent history and an FA Cup in the trophy cabinet counted for nothing as the Cherries dominated the south coast derby from the first to the final whistle.

Pompey camped themselves into their final third and asked AFC Bournemouth to break them down and for all the home sides possession and slick passing, the Cherries failed to open Pompey up during the first half. The best chance falling to Brett Pitman, whose header hit the cross bar.

In the second half though good work from Josh McQuoid set up Lewis Grabban to find the opener, before Pitman set up Pugh to seal the victory and the three points.

Pugh told afcb.co.uk...

"Credit to Portsmouth because they made it hard for us to break them down, We had a lot of possession, but it was only at the end of the first half that we had the first real chance.

"We knew if we remained patient and kept doing what we know we do well that we would get chances. In the end we got what we deserved.

"It was similar to the MK Dons game where we were content to let them play out from the back and then catch them on the counter. Portsmouth did that to us, but fortunately we won both games..."


AFCB Vital Travel Coaches

AFCB Vital are sponsoring the Travel Coaches this season.

The sponsorship guarantees that a supporter coach will travel to every league and cup game this season. For prices, departure times and how to book - click here.



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





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 11 2013

Time: 8:54AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Ritchie: Team is flourishing (Monday December 22 2014)

Video: Blackpool v AFCB (Sunday December 21 2014)

Howe: A joy to watch (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Blackpool v AFC Bournemouth (Saturday December 20 2014)

O'Kane: We are at the top of the league (Saturday December 20 2014)

Rate The Ref: Blackpool away (Friday December 19 2014)

Archived AFC Bournemouth Articles

List All AFCB Vital Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. AlGard 234
2. kirsikka 201
3. DJ 140
4. billythekid 130
5. tednphil 112
6. northstandmark 109
7. JIMNNINA 100
8. boscombe botn 96
9. dannyhollandsfan 96
10. Druss_the_Legend 96

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bournemouth 22 12 6 4 +25 42
2. Ipswich 22 11 8 3 +14 41
3. Brentford 22 12 4 6 +8 40
4. Middlesbrough 22 11 6 5 +18 39
5. Derby County 22 11 6 5 +17 39
6. Watford 22 11 5 6 +16 38
7. Norwich 22 9 7 6 +11 34

Breaking League News

Cardiff vs Brentford Match Review
Brentford : 22/12/2014 11:58:00
Wolves must improve to chase play-offs
Wolves : 22/12/2014 11:00:00
Wolves : 22/12/2014 10:00:00
Player Ratings - Watford (H)
Reading : 22/12/2014 10:00:00
Cherries sit top of the tree for Christmas
Bournemouth : 22/12/2014 09:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who has been the Cherries best summer signing?
Suggested By:  
Dan Gosling 9%
Junior Stanislas 8%
Callum Wilson 64%
Andrew Surman 19%