Akpo Sodje's header was enough for Preston to rescue a point against 10-man Bournemouth in League One.

Harry Arter was dismissed midway through the first half after picking up two bookings in quick succession.

But Tommy Elphick, who had recently returned from a 15-month injury lay-off, glanced in Marc Pugh's free-kick to give the Cherries the lead.

Lee Holmes was brought off for North End with a gashed knee, before Sodje powered home the leveller.

VIEWS FROM THE TRAINING GROUND

Bournemouth manager Paul Groves told BBC Radio Solent:

"When you're going through a period where a little bit of good luck is not coming your way, you have to dig in there and you have to make sure you don't get beaten.

"That's what we've done over the games that we've played.

"The whole group performed well especially when they went down to 10. The sending off's a game changer, as it would be."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Bournemouth

  • 01 Jalal
  • 02 Francis
  • 13 Elphick
  • 24 Addison
  • 06 Partington (Cook - 84' )
  • 07 Pugh
  • 08 Arter Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 11 Daniels Booked
  • 32 O'Kane (MacDonald - 58' )
  • 09 Thomas
  • 28 Barnard (Grabban - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Flahavan
  • 03 Cook
  • 04 Zubar
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 23 McDermott
  • 18 Tubbs
  • 22 Grabban

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Huntington
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff Booked
  • 26 Wright Booked
  • 02 Keane Booked
  • 08 Wroe
  • 11 Holmes (Monakana - 39' )
  • 20 Beardsley
  • 22 King (Sodje - 64' )
  • 07 Amoo (Buchanan - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Simonsen
  • 05 Robertson
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 17 Monakana
  • 18 Procter
  • 19 Welsh
  • 12 Sodje
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 5,329

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

5 6

Corners

3 8

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +4:55

Scott Laird crosses the ball.

90:00 +3:52

The ball is swung over by Nicky Wroe.

90:00 +3:14

David Buchanan crosses the ball, Shwan Jalal makes a save.

90:00 +1:30

Foul by Simon Francis on Scott Laird, free kick awarded. Nicky Wroe crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90:00 +0:48

Shot from outside the area by Shaun MacDonald misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +0:23

The ball is swung over by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, clearance by Miles Addison.

89:09

The ball is delivered by David Buchanan, clearance made by Marc Pugh.

88:41

The ball is crossed by Simon Francis, Bailey Wright makes a clearance.

87:40

Simon Francis fouled by Chris Beardsley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shwan Jalal.

87:15

The ball is sent over by David Buchanan, blocked by Simon Francis.

86:57

A cross is delivered by David Buchanan, Simon Francis gets a block in.

86:25

The ball is crossed by Simon Francis, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.

85:01

Jeffrey Monakana has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

84:44

The ball is sent over by Scott Laird, clearance by Simon Francis.

83:54 Substitution

Substitution Steve Cook joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Partington.

83:07

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

81:54

Scott Laird takes a shot. Joe Partington gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Laird from the right by-line, Bailey Wright produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

81:40

Centre by Keith Keane.

81:28

The ball is delivered by Scott Laird, clearance made by Lewis Grabban.

80:30

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff gets a block in. Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Thorsten Stuckmann makes a comfortable save.

80:00

Chris Beardsley is ruled offside. Miles Addison takes the free kick.

79:52

The ball is swung over by Scott Laird.

79:00

Chris Beardsley fouled by Joe Partington, the ref awards a free kick. Bailey Wright crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Shwan Jalal makes a save.

76:37

Centre by Scott Laird, Simon Francis gets a block in.

75:11

Bailey Wright provided the assist for the goal.

75:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Akpo Sodje - Bournem'th 1 - 1 Preston Akpo Sodje scores a headed goal from close range. Bournemouth 1-1 Preston.

75:11

The ball is sent over by Bailey Wright,

73:56

Marc Pugh sends in a cross, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.

73:48

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.

73:25

The ball is delivered by David Buchanan.

72:07

Corner taken left-footed by Scott Laird from the right by-line, Bailey Wright takes a shot. Clearance by Wesley Thomas.

71:06

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, clearance by Bailey Wright. Effort from the edge of the area by Charlie Daniels goes wide of the left-hand post.

70:40

Simon Francis crosses the ball, blocked by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Marc Pugh decides to take the corner short.

69:45

Corner taken by Marc Pugh, clearance by David Buchanan.

68:15

Centre by Scott Laird, Tommy Elphick gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Wroe.

67:35 Booking

Booking Booking for Charlie Daniels.

66:50

Nicky Wroe concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Pugh. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

65:55

Nicky Wroe challenges Marc Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Pugh.

64:47

Keith Keane produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

63:24 Substitution

Substitution Jack King leaves the field to be replaced by Akpo Sodje.

63:24 Substitution

Substitution David Buchanan replaces David Amoo.

62:43

The ball is crossed by Jeffrey Monakana, clearance by Simon Francis.

61:16

Direct free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

61:16 Substitution

Substitution (Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Lewis Grabban coming on for Lee Barnard.

61:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Barnard on Scott Laird.

60:45

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Amoo. Tommy Elphick takes the direct free kick.

60:16

Scott Laird sends in a cross, clearance made by Simon Francis.

57:07 Substitution

Substitution (Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Shaun MacDonald coming on for Eunan O'Kane.

57:07 Booking

Booking Keith Keane booked.

56:30

Chris Beardsley takes a shot. Miles Addison gets a block in. Unfair challenge on Charlie Daniels by Keith Keane results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Shwan Jalal.

54:42

Unfair challenge on Simon Francis by David Amoo results in a free kick. Shwan Jalal takes the direct free kick.

53:57

Centre by Jeffrey Monakana, clearance by Tommy Elphick.

51:54

The assist for the goal came from Marc Pugh.

51:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Elphick - Bournem'th 1 - 0 Preston Tommy Elphick grabs a headed goal from close range. Bournemouth 1-0 Preston.

51:19

Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Pugh from left by-line,

51:19 Booking

Booking Bailey Wright booked.

50:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bailey Wright on Marc Pugh.

47:59

David Amoo takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Francis. Corner taken by Nicky Wroe from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Wesley Thomas.

47:17

Jack King takes a shot. Blocked by Keith Keane.

47:08

Centre by Jeffrey Monakana, clearance made by Simon Francis.

46:45

Jeffrey Monakana produces a cross, clearance by Simon Francis.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:15 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +2:10

Jeffrey Monakana gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Francis. Free kick taken by Simon Francis.

43:38

Nicky Wroe challenges Eunan O'Kane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Daniels restarts play with the free kick.

42:40

The ball is sent over by Bailey Wright.

42:10

Unfair challenge on Jeffrey Monakana by Joe Partington results in a free kick. Scott Laird restarts play with the free kick.

39:55

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Wroe, Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.

39:37

Unfair challenge on Scott Laird by Wesley Thomas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Keith Keane.

38:40

The ball is swung over by Keith Keane.

38:03

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Wroe from the left by-line.

38:03 Substitution

Substitution Jeffrey Monakana comes on in place of Lee Holmes.

37:48

The ball is swung over by Bailey Wright, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance.

34:47

Lee Holmes sends in a cross.

33:50

Centre by Lee Holmes. Lee Holmes delivers the ball, Miles Addison makes a clearance.

32:46

Lee Holmes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Shwan Jalal.

30:02

Corner taken by Nicky Wroe.

29:31

Lee Holmes crosses the ball, clearance by Charlie Daniels.

27:52

The referee blows for offside. Shwan Jalal takes the free kick.

26:31

Nicky Wroe delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, blocked by Wesley Thomas.

26:31 Dismissal

Dismissal Harry Arter receives a red card for second bookable offence.

25:32

David Amoo delivers the ball, Lee Holmes fouled by Harry Arter, the ref awards a free kick.

24:04

Scott Laird delivers the ball. The official flags David Amoo offside. Shwan Jalal takes the direct free kick.

23:14 Booking

Booking Shane Cansdell-Sherriff goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

20:39

Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

20:39 Booking

Booking Harry Arter receives a yellow card for not retreating ten yards at a set play.

18:51

Corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Keith Keane. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Amoo by Harry Arter. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.

17:00

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, Bailey Wright makes a clearance.

15:19

Nicky Wroe delivers the ball, Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.

14:19

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, Header by Wesley Thomas from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

13:56

David Amoo produces a cross, Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.

11:27

Marc Pugh delivers the ball.

11:11

Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Thorsten Stuckmann gets a block in.

8:44

David Amoo produces a cross, blocked by David Amoo. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicky Wroe, Scott Laird produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

6:32

Foul by Jack King on Wesley Thomas, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Daniels, Bailey Wright makes a clearance.

6:16

Jack King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Partington. Joe Partington takes the free kick.

5:23

Harry Arter takes a shot.

2:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Keane on Eunan O'Kane. Free kick taken by Miles Addison.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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