The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

THE Cher­ries may be back on top of the ta­ble but this will feel like two points dropped for the home side.

Af­ter Yann Ker­mor­gant’s early opener Ed­die Howe’s men dom­i­nated pos­ses­sion and cre­ated enough chances to win two games.

Bournemouth scored the first goal for the 16th time this sea­son but on too many oc­ca­sions they have squan­dered the lead.

Howe de­serves credit for the way he sends them out to play slick, at­tack­ing foot­baller, with the full backs bomb­ing on but that does leave them open on the counter attack.

James Vaughan took full ad­van­tage of that with a preda­tory strike be­fit­ting his Pre­mier League back­ground but even af­ter con­ced­ing the south coast side should have stolen the points.

Smithies was bril­liant in the Hud­der­s­field goal but Bournemouth were guilty of over­play­ing and did not dis­play the ruth­less streak they may need to hold off Derby and Boro.

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