Gillespie ruins Howe farewell: Match Review

Published Add your comment

Football News

Colchester United striker Steven Gillespie fired a late brace to hand his side a 2-1 victory against Bournemouth.

The Cherries had looked to be going home with all three points after Steve Fletcher's 54th-minute header.

It would have been the perfect present for departing boss Eddie Howe, who confirmed after the game that he is set to take over at Burnley.

But Gillespie ruined his night with a double strike in the last 14 minutes.

First, he steered the ball home after a low cross-shot from debutant Ben Coker.

Then, seven minutes from time, he showed composure to send a close-range lob over Cherries goalkeeper Shwan Jalal.

It was no more than the hosts deserved because they did superbly to fight back after going behind.

David Mooney squandered two chances, first after miscuing a header and then being denied one-on-one by Jalal.

Anthony Wordsworth curled a free-kick onto the post and the same player felt he should have had a penalty after a tussle with Marvin Bartley.

Bournemouth thought they had scored a winner after Fletcher rose to header home Liam Feeney's cross.

But it was not to be and Howe's reign ended in defeat.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Liam Feeney
Anthony Wordsworth
David Mooney
League One
Shwan Jalal
Steven Gillespie
Steve Fletcher
Eddie Howe
Marvin Bartley

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again