Baffins 4 Bournemouth 1
Written by Ollie Cook
17 Dec 2022
A tale of two halves as Baffins score four after the break to beat Bournemouth.
Danny Thompson made two changes as his side took to the pitch for the first time in eleven days for the visit of Dorset-based Bournemouth. Miles Everett and Tom Vincent were the two players which changed the team that beat Cowes Sports.
And the two returning faces combined in the first chance for Baffins. Everett saw his strike saved, before Vincent's follow-up was deflected behind for a corner.
Joe Wickham had the first chance for the visitors as he watched his effort drag wide of the far post, before Roux Hardcastle was called into action for the first time - denying Joe Freak from close-range.
Goalless at the break, but it took just five second-half minutes for Baffins to break a stubborn Poppies defence. Vincent received the ball just inside the box from Everett's cut-back, before keeping his composure to pick out the far corner.
Just after the hour mark, Steve Ramsey - who played his last match for Baffins during this fixture - swung a corner into the box, and it was headed into the back of the net by Bournemouth's Charles Medway.
Jack Francis was adjudged to have comitted a foul inside the Rovers box, allowing the visitors a chance to reduce the deficit, which they did after Marcus Cullen's spot kick crept into the bottom corner.
Two minutes later, Baffins had a penalty of their own for a handball - captain Jason Parish stepped up and converted to score his fourth goal in the last five league matches.
Just before the end of the match, substitute Joe Johnson reacted first to Everett's saved strike, firing into the top left corner to round off an impressive second-half display.
Baffins: Hardcastle, Evans, Francis, Paige (Paige 66), Giddings, Sanders (Rose 86), Oakwell, Ramsey (Robinson 74), Parish (C), Vincent (Wellham 86), Everett (Johnson 76).