Yeovil Town 0, AFC Bournemouth 1: Richard Hughes punishes Glovers
Yeovil Town suffered their first defeat of the League One season this afternoon, losing 1-0 to AFC Bournemouth at Huish Park.
A lacklustre Glovers were punished by a Richard Hughes free-kick ten minutes before half-time, and were outplayed by their Dorset visitors for long spells of the game.
Bournemouth were watched by former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp, who was in the stand at Huish Park having agreed to take on an advisory role with the Cherries.
Redknapp would have liked what he saw, with the visiting side enjoying the best of the chances in the first half.
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Lewis Grabban and Harry Arter were both denied by Marek Stech in the opening 25 minutes, but the Glovers goalkeeper was unable to stop the opener in the 35th minute.
Byron Webster was penalised for a foul on Josh McQuoid, and Hughes let fly from the resultant free-kick and it whistled into the top left corner. Stech got a touch, but not enough to tip it wide.
Sam Foley had Yeovil's best chance of the first half, but screwed his shot wide after forcing his way into space inside the Cherries box, while Ed Upson also put a decent effort over the crossbar in the final moments of the half.
Glovers manager Gary Johnson made two substitutions before half-time, bringing on Rohan Ince and Gozie Ugwu for Dominic Blizzard and Reuben Reid respectively.
But Bournemouth remained in control in the second half, with McQuoid and Wes Fogden both denied by excellent last-ditch tackles from Richard Hinds as they were about to shoot.
Stech was also kept busy as he denied McQuoid with his feet and parried a Grabban 20-yarder.
Yeovil's final throw of the dice was sending on Lewis Young in place of Keanu Marsh-Brown, but it had little effect and the Cherries continued to dominate.
Substitute Wes Thomas wasted their best chance to double the lead, somehow firing wide following a neat lay-off from Grabban.
The home side pushed defender Webster up front in the latter stages, but failed to trouble Bournemouth goalkeeper Shwan Jalal in what was a disappointing display.