The FA Cup - Third Round
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Bournemouth 4-1 Oldham Athletic: Josh King scores twice as Cherries progress in FA Cup

Josh King scored twice in a second-half rally as Bournemouth saw off spirited League Two side Oldham in the FA Cup.

David Brooks gave Bournemouth the lead near the end of the first half but Oldham, who had been the bigger threat, immediately equalised through Dylan Bahamboula's injury-time penalty.

But the Cherries responded well after half-time and were soon ahead via Rodrigo Riquelme's close-range finish.

King then headed in Adam Smith's cross before his low drive sealed victory.

The tie was originally scheduled for Boundary Park but a frozen pitch caused it to be switched to the Cherries' Vitality Stadium.

Despite sacrificing home advantage to prevent further fixture congestion, Oldham were the better side in the first half and drew level as Bahamboula swept home from the spot after Davis Keillor-Dunn was brought down by goalkeeper Will Dennis.

In need of a response, Bournemouth, with 10 changes from the side that won at Stoke in their last Champinship match, showed much greater intensity after the break and Brooks played in Jack Stacey down the right who crossed for Riquelme to turn home.

King extended the lead via a header from six yards out before finishing the best move of the day down the right-hand channel with a crisp right-foot shot.

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Formation 4-3-3

  • 40Dennis
  • 17StaceySubstituted forA Smithat 67'minutes
  • 18Carter-Vickers
  • 25Simpson
  • 33ZemuraSubstituted forLermaat 79'minutes
  • 29BillingSubstituted forSurridgeat 79'minutes
  • 26Kilkenny
  • 4GoslingSubstituted forRicoat 45'minutes
  • 7BrooksSubstituted forAnthonyat 67'minutes
  • 27King
  • 20Riquelme


  • 1Begovic
  • 3S Cook
  • 8Lerma
  • 14Surridge
  • 15A Smith
  • 16L Cook
  • 21Rico
  • 32Anthony


Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Lawlor
  • 22DiarraSubstituted forDearnleyat 71'minutes
  • 5Piergianni
  • 2ClarkeBooked at 81mins
  • 34Hamer
  • 16NtambweSubstituted forMcAlenyat 67'minutes
  • 25McCalmont
  • 17Barnett
  • 6GarritySubstituted forWhelanat 78'minutes
  • 10Keillor-Dunn
  • 24Bahamboula


  • 4Coelho Jombati
  • 8Whelan
  • 14Fage
  • 15Jameson
  • 18McAleny
  • 19Dearnley
  • 20Badan
  • 29Luamba
  • 33Bilboe
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Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamOldham
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 4, Oldham Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 4, Oldham Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Barnett.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Surridge (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Bournemouth 4, Oldham Athletic 1. Joshua King (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diego Rico.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Oldham Athletic. Thomas Hamer tries a through ball, but Dylan Bahamboula is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jefferson Lerma.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Whelan (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dylan Bahamboula.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zachary Dearnley (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Whelan.

  10. Booking

    Harry Clarke (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Joshua King (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Harry Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Jaidon Anthony (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dylan Bahamboula (Oldham Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Davis Keillor-Dunn (Oldham Athletic).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Jefferson Lerma replaces Jordan Zemura.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Sam Surridge replaces Philip Billing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Callum Whelan replaces Ben Garrity.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Philip Billing (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.