CHER­RIES ARE RED-HOT FOR PRO­MO­TION

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

BOURNEMOUTH took a big step to­wards pro­mo­tion to the Pre­mier League although, given the un­pre­dictable na­ture of the di­vi­sion, Ed­die Howe will stay grounded.

Ai­tor Karanka’s Boro strug­gled to find a way into the game and were al­ways on the back foot with Cher­ries’ wide-men Marc Pugh and Matt Ritchie surg­ing for­ward and Cal­lum Wil­son mak­ing a nui­sance of him­self up front.

Giv­ing away a penalty so early in the game did Boro no favours, but they may have the right to feel ag­grieved about the sec­ond spot-kick.

Boro face three of the cur­rent top six be­tween now and the end of the sea­son and will need to be more con­sis­tent af­ter the in­ter­na­tional break to make it into the top two.

They will need to de­fend bet­ter than they did yes­ter­day and hope their front-men are fir­ing.

Bournemouth will feel pro­mo­tion is now squarely in their hands with a favourable end of sea­son run-in af­ter their trip to fel­low pro­mo­tion-chasers Ip­swich on Good Fri­day.

STAR MAN YANN KERMO

RGANT Bourne

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