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11 September 2021

Barnsley were comfortably brushed aside by Bournemouth this afternoon.

A Jordan Zemura brace and one from Dominic Solanke saw off the Reds in Dorset today, in a match that quickly got away from Markus Schopp's side.

The hosts took an early lead when Zemura stabbed home after nine minutes, having seen his initial strike well blocked by Brad Collins. It was the perfect end to what was a super team move, the first real Cherries attack of the game. 

A last-ditch Ben Williams interception prevented further damage, but the defender was soon in the wars himself, having to be subbed off just before the half-hour mark after a horrendous tackle at knee height from Phil Billing, who somehow escaped a blatant red card.

There was plenty of bright football played by the Reds, but absolutely nothing to show for it. 

Bournemouth should have made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time but Collins produced a fine save at his near post to deny Solanke.

HALF-TIME: Bournemouth 1-0 Reds

The lead was doubled immediately after the break when Solanke capitalised on a Collins mistake to slot home from a yard out, and from this point, there was only ever going to be one result. 

The Cherries passed up a number of presentable opportunities to extend their lead, with Collins forced into another decent save after some well-timed slide challenges as Reds players tried to prevent a third goal.

But the third arrived inside the final ten minutes, with the impressive Zemura adding a second half goal to his first half effort. The young full-back thrashed a loose ball from around 10 yards out to seal a comfortable victory for Scott Parker's outfit.

FULL-TIME: Bournemouth 3-0 Reds

Collins, Sibbick (Halme), Helik, Moon, Brittain, Styles, B.Williams (Gomes), Palmer, Oduor (Leya Iseka), Frieser, Woodrow.

Unused: Walton, Hondermarck, Cole, Adeboyejo.

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