Bournemouth face a South League Premier Division 2 West promotion six-pointer against third placed Staines beneath the London Heathrow flight path today.
It's a match the Lions can ill afford to lose after Oxford Brookes beat them 3-2 last weekend - only Bournemouth's second slip of the season and a result which ended their eight-match unbeaten record, which began in mid-October.
Second-in-the-table Oxford turned round a goal up through Zum Akhter, but a fine counter-attack and composed finish by James Champion put Bournemouth level.
The visitors' lead was short lived as Worcester Baldwin soon restored Oxford's lead - the hosts' 2-1 advantage being further extended when Richie Heywood converted a penalty corner.
Bournemouth’s resilience and endeavour was rewarded following some late attempts to disrupt their play, advantage was given and a scramble following a rebounded shot fell to Charlie Cooper to despatch between the legs of the goalkeeper for 3-2.
Bournemouth were the team that looked likely again to score in the last remaining minutes but Oxford hung on to take a 3-2 win on their home turf.
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