Yeovil Town 0-1 AFC Bournemouth: 'Thoroughly deserved' first win for Cherries
A superb strike from Richard Hughes helped AFC Bournemouth to their first win of the season over high-flying Yeovil Town.
The Cherries dominated throughout, with the scoreline flattering the hosts as AFC Bournemouth wasted several opportunities to increase their lead.
Cherries manager Paul Groves told the club's official website: "We dominated the game and the opposition didn't have a shot on target. I'm delighted for the supporters who came along in large numbers.
"In the last week, they have travelled to Sheffield, Portsmouth and now Yeovil in the last seven days. It's a lot of travelling and it's fantastic that they can go home after seeing a win."
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Yeovil nearly took an early lead but Sam Foley couldn't direct his effort on target. Harry Arter was controlling the midfeld for the visitors as the Cherries played patient passing football.
The only goal of the game came ten minutes before the break, when Hughes hit a thunderous free kick into the top corner of the net. The former Portsmouth player was making his first start since returning to AFC Bournemouth, after leaving in 2002.
Yeovil were second-best for much of the first half, forcing Gary Johnson into two changes before the break with the introduction of Gozie Ugwa and Rohan Ince.
Yeovil pushed forward in the second half, but it was Bournemouth who created the better chances. Wes Fogden and Shaun MacDonald had efforts well saved by Marek Stech, while Wes Thomas narrowly missed the target.
Yeovil pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages, but The Cherries were comfortable winners after a dominant performance.
"Once again we have continued to create chances throughout and for me it was just a case of when the first win came" added Groves.
"With just a one goal lead, of course it's in the back of your mind that one cross, maybe one deflection, a mistake, and that might cost you. This is what has happened this season, but today, we were consistent throughout because of the players understanding, and it was thoroughly deserved win."