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Bournemouth v Spurs - back in time

Posted on 23 October 2015  - 15:18

Sunday's fixture at the Vitality Stadium marks a first - the first league meeting between ourselves and AFC Bournemouth.


Our one and only previous competitive encounter was back on February 16, 1957 when we fell to a shock defeat in the FA Cup fifth round against Bournemouth & Boscombe, then in the Third Division. Norris opened the scoring, Terry Medwin levelled but goals from Newsham and Stiffle saw B&B home. "We were well and truly beaten," declared our official matchday programme for the next game against Chelsea on February 20, 1957.

Line-up v Bournemouth & Boscombe, 1957: Ditchburn, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Ryden, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, Smith, Stokes, Robb.

Bournemouth & Boscombe became AFC Bournemouth in 1972 and we've played five friendlies against the Cherries since then, the last a 3-1 win on the south coast in July, 2009.

Below: Robbie Keane in action at Bournemouth in July, 2009


Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe and Wilson Palacios netted the goals that secured the victory on the route home from a training camp week in Devon.

Line-up v Bournemouth, 2009 - 1st half team: Cudicini; Chimbonda, Dawson, Dervite, Rose; Bentley (Livermore, 15), Huddlestone, Boateng, Modric; Keane, Bent.

2nd half team: Cudicini; Hutton, Corluka, Livermore, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Huddlestone, Palacios, O'Hara; Pavlyuchenko, Defoe.