U21s hit young Bury for six
Strong AFC Bournemouth side enjoy comfortable win against Bury in Premier League Cup.
There were a number of first-team faces on show for the hosts, Harry Arter, Adam Federici and Brad Smith all with Premier League experience.
Striker Jaidon Anthony gave the hosts the lead midway through the first half with a calm strike, Arter, Anthony again and Kyle Taylor giving the hosts a sizeable first -half lead.
Mikael Ndjoli and Emerson Hyndman added to the scoreline after the break
The Cherries first chance came after Arter sprayed a ball to the right wing for Jordan Lee who cushioned a ball back for Keelan O'Connell, the midfielder struck low with Shakers 'keeper Scott Moloney getting his body behind the shot.
In the 18th minute the Cherries took the lead their play had been promising, Smith getting to the byline and squaring for Anthony to finish from eight yards.
Defensive uncertainty suddenly allowed Ndjoli the space to shoot in the D, though the striker fired wide.
Moments later Arter did double the lead, winning back possession into the opposition third and then impishly finishing with the outside of his boot.
From the kick-off the Cherries had a third as Anthony beat his man to the ball from Ndjoli's knockdown and fired into the room of the net from from six yards.
A classy low finish from an angle by Taylor made with three in four minutes with the home side's fourth, the young Bury side struggling to keep pace with the game.
Bury captain Robert Harker forced Federici into a gathering save as the half ended with the Cherries holding a big lead.
The second half started with the two sides more even, though Bournemouth still held the vast majority of possession.
Christopher Sang spurned a terrific opening for the Shakers, opting to shoot with free men over as the visitors made a rare foray forwards.
It was five for the hosts when Taylor fed Ndjoli who slotted home a Cherries fifth in the 68th minute.
Ndjoli then forced the Bury 'keeper into a good strong-wristed save at the near post before Smith Swerved in a 30-yard belter that just beat the far post.
Hyndman netted a sixth after a fine move involving Arter and Taylor, the American given the chance to slide home past the 'keeper from deep in the area.
The game at a chilly Vitality soon ended with the Cherries claiming their second win of the Premier League Cup group stage, with their next match a return trip to Bury in a fortnight.