A second half brace by Charlie Cooper [pictured] earned Bournemouth a 2-0 win at Slough – but just as important was the earlier penalty stroke save by Bayley Chatwin that enabled the Lions to keep a clean sheet.
After a goal-less first half in which Bournemouth wasted three good opportunities, Slough fluffed a gilt edged opportunity to take the lead – Chatwin diving low to his right to save a stroke.
Bournemouth made some tactical changes and eventually took the lead themselves, Ross Hattemore winning a penalty corner which was fired low to the right by Conor Moors to Cooper, who got the final touch.
Chatwin was called upon to make more key saves before Cooper sealed the victory with a reverse stick shot.
The win left Bournemouth fifth in the Premier 2 West table, but after the previous week’s 2-1 defeat at Tulse Hill & Dulwich with ground to make up if they are to break into the promotion frame.
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