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Boreham Wood win.



Woodman going up...


Corner kick...

Headed away. The resulting cross is flicked over. 


Solanke fires wide

Was that the chance?

Davis works the ball to Solanke in the middle, he takes a touch and fires with his left foot. It's just wide.

Boreham Wood bring on Nile Ranger for Scott Boden.


Five minutes added on

Five minutes to save this match.



Solanke almost turns home as he redirects Cantwell's shot in the box, but Ashby-Hammond makes the same.


Final minutes

It's now or never time for the Cherries here as Boreham Wood try to see out the remaining few minutes. Understandably they'll take as long as they can on every throw or goal kick or set piece.

Can the Cherries produce that one moment of quality?


Anthony curls over

The winger picks the ball up on the half-way line and drives forward, trying to find the far corner with a curling effort but puts it over the bar.

Boreham Wood make their second change as Mark Ricketts is replaced by James Comley.


Solanke heads wide

Cantwell's cross from the right finds Solanke pulling away from his marker in the middle but the forward heads wide.

Ashby-Hammond picks up a yellow card for time wasting.


Change for Boreham Wood

Adrian Clifton comes on for Tyrone Marsh for the final few minutes of this second half.


All out attack now!

The Cherries are battering the Boreham Wood box. Shot after shot is being blocked or crosses being cleared. We're working really hard to try and find this equaliser.



The Cherries think they have the equaliser but the offside flag is up!

Christie forces a great save from Ashby-Hammond with a shot from the edge of the box, tipping it onto the bar.

Billing is there for the follow-up and heads at goal, once again forcing a great save.

Then Anthony applies the finish but the flag is up.

He's given it against Billing who had slipped into an offside position as Christie shot. Right decision. 


Final change

Dominic Solanke is called into action!

He replaces James Hill as Parker goes all out for the equaliser.



This is the best moment of the game for the Cherries.

Christie finds Billing making a good run with a superb chipped ball but the Dane can only find the roof of the net with the lob.


Stacey forces a save

This is better!

A good passing move as Christie finds Stacey on the overlap and the full-back drills a ball to the back post.

It was perhaps meant as a cross but Ashby-Hammond has to get down low to make the save.


A succession of corners

The Cherries are starting to ramp up the pressure as we chase an equaliser.

We win three corners in a row, although the latter results in a free-kick as Phillips battles the goalkeeper for a looping ball.

Replays suggest the defender won the ball fair and square but the referee didn't agree.


More changes for the Cherries

Scott Parker makes another two changes.

Jack Stacey and Philip Billing come on for Nathan Moriah-Welsh and Emiliano Marcondes respectively. 


Ashby-Hammond saves

Christie drills the set-piece across the box, aiming for the far corner.

Ashby-Hammond has to punch it away.


Marsh booked

The Boreham Wood forward is the latest in the book for a late challenge on Moriah-Welsh at the edge of the area.


Yellow card for Stephens

The Boreham Wood defender fouls Jamal Lowe as the Cherries countered and is booked.


Better from the Cherries

It's been a brighter start from the Cherries in this second half.

The tempo is quicker and we're finding greater success in the wide areas.

Cantwell had a shot blocked before minutes later Christie fires from distance, his effort deflected wide.

From the corner, the ball is worked to the left and a cross from Christie is headed wide by Phillips.

But chances being created!


Yellow card for Phillips

The loanee commits a tactical foul on a dangerous break and receives a yellow card.

Ricketts sends a cross in on the right which threatens to catch out Woodman but he reacts well and pushes it away.


Back underway

The Cherries need a response as the second half gets underway.

Ryan Christie plays at his usual wide right position, Anthony moves to left wing.

Cantwell is joined by Marcondes in the two central midfield positions and captain Kilkenny is the holding midfielder.

Anthony gets down the left early doors and cuts the ball back to Lowe, his shot blocked.


Changes at the break

Scott Parker has made two big changes at the break.

Ryan Christie replaces Lewis Cook. Todd Cantwell makes his debut, coming on for Ben Pearson.

Gavin Kilkenny has the captain's armband.



The Cherries are trailing at the break.


Three minutes added on

The assistant signals for added time as Phillips puts in a crunching challenge on Tyrone Marsh. 


Cook fires over

The Cherries have responded fairly positively and win a corner on the right.

It's played short and they work it to the edge of the box, Cook fires but his effort flies over. 


GOAL - Boreham Wood

The visitors lead.

Kilkenny's clearance drops to the captain Mark Ricketts at the edge of the box, his side-footed effort deflects off Marcondes and finds the net via the inside of the post.

The Cherries need a response now.


Lowe makes the block

The Cherries forward chases down a long ball forward and blocks Ashby-Hammond's clearance.

The ball rebounds behind for a goal-kick, much to the relief of the Boreham Wood shot-stopper.


A break in play

It probably won't come as a surprise for people who have followed Nat Phillips career but he's bleeding.

The new Cherries defender is renowned for putting his body on the line and Liverpool fans were accustomed to seeing him in a headband.

Well, he's been patched up here and will be good to continue after a couple of moments.


Looking sharp

Nathan Moriah-Welsh is making his home debut tonight and it's easy to think he's primarily a central midfielder but he's looking comfortable at right back.

He's good on the ball and is moving it well. Parker has said before that he likes the youngster as a potential full-back and you can see why tonight.

On the other side, Leif Davis is continuing to do well. The Leeds United loanee won our January player of the month and is looking our biggest threat on the attacking side so far.


The Cherries keeping the ball well

The game is being controlled by the Cherries now. We're moving it around sharply, going across the pitch and waiting for opportunities to pick apart the Boreham Wood defence.

There's not many openings yet but they will open up as the game goes on, the Cherries need to keep their composure and be clinical when they do come.


More danger from Bournemouth!

We're finally starting to settle and cause the visitors problems here!

Cook makes a good run beyond the defence and Moriah-Welsh finds him with a clever pass.

Cook's low cross can't find Lowe in the middle and Ashby-Hammond collects but it's a good area for the Cherries man to pick up.


First threat by the Cherries

Scott Parker's side haven't caused many problems in the early stages but do so when Lowe looked to latch on to Marcondes's clipped ball forward.

The former Boreham Wood man had darted between the defenders but Will Evans did well to stick with him and shepherd the ball away.

The corner comes to nothing but moments later Davis makes a good run down the left flank, needing a good clearance to stop him finding a Cherries man in the middle.


Early battles!


Chance for the visitors!

It was all going on in the middle there!

A low ball across the near post couldn't be turned home by Tyrone Marsh, as James Hill did well to get across and make the block.

The ball landed at Nat Phillips but Josh Rees looked to nick the ball, claiming for a penalty as he tumbled over but the referee is emphatic with his denial.

The Cherries haven't yet really settled though and need to be careful of a competent Boreham Wood side.


Early possession

The Cherries are lined-up in our usual 4-3-3 formation, Anthony is placing on the right wing with Marcondes on the left.

Pearson is the holding midfielder with Kilkenny and captain Cook ahead of him, although they're rotating fairly frequently.

The Cherries have dominated the early possession as expected but no chances for the home side just yet. 



Boreham Wood get the game underway as Hill is forced into an early header.

Woodman is called into early action as he makes a block from Tyrone Marsh, who found space in the box, but the offside flag is up against the Boreham Wood man, who was miles off.

He makes an error moments later as a poor pass is intercepted by Scott Boden but he recovers to collect the forward's heavy touch. 



The light show is on and the players come to the pitch!

Wow. I can't tell you how good the atmosphere is here, it's a true party feel here from across the stadium.

We're moments away from kick-off in this exciting FA Cup game. Let's go, you Cherries!


Getting close to kick-off!

We're only a matter of minutes away from the teams coming out.

The crowd give a warm welcome to Ethan Laird, Kieffer Moore and Siriki Dembele - the trio not in the squad today and are presented to the crowd for the first time.

Meanwhile, 'Freed from Desire' is played over the PA and provokes a party atmosphere in the away end as the 1300 travelling Boreham Wood fans jump up and down.

The atmosphere across the stadium has a real nice electricity to it!


Warming up!

Nat Phillips goes through the warm-ups as the Cherries prepare for tonight's FA Cup clash.

He starts alongside Freddie Woodman and James Hill.


Garrard complimentary of Parker

There was a nice moment in Scott Parker's pre-match press conference as a clip was played from Luke Garrard's media duties.

He said: "He (Parker) is an unbelievable manager.

β€œI am going to ask him afterwards if I can come in for three or four days to watch him and work alongside him because what I have witnessed in my prep is outstanding.

β€œI think what he and his management team have done, and how they set up, is incredible and if I can take one per cent from Scott Parker, I am a better manager.”

The Cherries gaffer described the words as humbling.


Woodman in against the Wood

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is making his first Cherries appearance today as he starts in goal.

He sat down for a feature in the club's programme and talked about the reasons he joined the club:

"As soon as Bournemouth came on my radar, I knew I wanted to be part of this club.

"There’s a burning desire in me to get out of this league, I’ve had two attempts and fallen short in the play-offs and it eats away at me all the time.

"I feel I’ve picked Bournemouth because this group of players and this management team gives me the best chance of putting that loom over to me to bed."



Scott Parker has announced his line-up for this evening's FA Cup fourth round tie.

There's debuts for new signings Freddie Woodman and Nat Phillips, while James Hill makes his first start.

Academy graduate Nathan Moriah-Welsh makes his second ever appearance for the Cherries and Lewis Cook is named captain. 


A big Deadline Day

The Cherries were busy on transfer deadline day on Monday and welcomed five new players, some of whom could make their debut today.

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman came in on loan from Newcastle United, while Nat Phillips came in from Liverpool.

Todd Cantwell joined the club on loan from Norwich City while Siriki Dembele and Kieffer Moore came on permanent deals from Peterborough United and Cardiff City respectively.

They join Ethan Laird and James Hill who had arrived previously in the January window.

Parker has already confirmed that Moore will miss today's game due to fitness while Dembele is cup-tied. 


Ready for business!



The FA Cup fifth round draw has already been done, the balls being drawn ahead of Liverpool's win over Cardiff City earlier today.

The winner of tonight's action will face Everton at Goodison Park at the end of the month.

Everton had a great start to life under new manager Frank Lampard this weekend as they beat Brentford 4-1 to secure their place in the next round. 


Welcome to our live coverage!

It's Emirates FA Cup action for the Cherries this evening!

The Cherries welcome National League side Boreham Wood in the final game of the fourth round, with the winner facing a trip to Everton.

We'll be bringing you updates throughout the evening from Vitality Stadium.

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