Cherries reach cup final
AFC Bournemouth progressed to the Chairman’s Cup final after a 5-0 win over Barton Rovers yesterday.
Meg Vella bagged a hat-trick, while Hannah Bennett and Aimee Burridge also added to the tally in the second half.
The Cherries broke the deadlock 26 minutes in, as Vella tapped home the rebound from Rosie Eden’s shot.
She then doubled her tally for the afternoon, as well as the Cherries’ lead, netting just before the break to give her side a cushion going into half time.
Following the interval, Steve Davies’ side took off where they had left, with Bennett scoring just two minutes in with a delightful team goal and the pick of the bunch.
Shortly after, Vella had her hat-trick after finishing Rebecca Miles’ square ball yards out.
And the afternoon was rounded off by Aimee Burridge, who netted on her return from injury, as the Barton ‘keeper misjudged her cross and saw it fly into the net.
Following the game, manager Davies spoke with afcb.co.uk.
“It was a pleasing result and we’re delighted to be in another cup final,” he began.
“We can now concentrate on our league fixtures and the two big games against Oxford and Southampton in the coming weeks.”