Football: High-flying Glass smashes City confidence

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Bournemouth 3 Bristol City 1

The Bournemouth goalkeeper, Jimmy Glass, produced a string of brilliant saves to keep out Bristol City and help Mel Machin's side through to the third round of the FA Cup yesterday. Glass made six acrobatic stops to prevent City getting back into the tie before a crowd of 5,600 at Dean Court.

Bournemouth took the lead in the 13th minute with an own goal from the City defender Louis Carey who was powerless to stop a powerful free-kick from Jamie Vincent going in off his leg. John O'Neill gave his side a two-goal cushion with a brilliant shot from 20 yards out in the 79th minute before Colin Cramb finally managed to beat Glass with a powerful header in the 81st minute.

Bournemouth rode their luck in front of goal, never really dealing with the persistent threat of Goodridge and Cramb almost grabbed his second when he struck the post in the dying seconds. However, Steve Fletcher finally calmed Bournemouth's nerves deep into injury time when he chipped Keith Welch following a great run from O'Neill.

Glass first denied the visitors in the 15th minute when he parried a powerfully struck effort from outside the area by Goodridge and again in the 27th minute after a mistake by Vincent handed possession to the Barbadian. In the second half, Cramb saw four of his goalbound efforts kept out by the goalkeeper.

Goals: Carey (og) 13 (1-0); O'Neill 79 (2-0); Cramb 82 (2-1); Fletcher 90 (3-1).

Bournemouth: Glass; Young, Vincent, Howe, Cox, Bailey, Beardsmore (Rawlinson, 40), Robinson, Warren, Fletcher, O'Neill. Substitutes not used: Harrington, Wells, Brissett, Town.

Bristol City: Welch; Locke, Bell, Goodridge, Taylor, Carey, Edwards, Tisdale (Barclay 89), Goater, Cramb, Brennan (Tinnion 45). Substitutes not used: Naylor, Langan, Plummer.

Referee: M R Halsey (Welwyn Garden City).

Booked: Bristol City: Edwards, Cramb.

Attendance: 5,687.

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