Bournemouth 3-3 Gillingham

Bournemouth let a two-goal lead slip and face a replay at Gillingham after a six-goal FA Cup thriller at Dean Court.

Stephen Purches put the Cherries ahead from the edge of the box, but Jack Payne levelled with a 35-yard strike.

The hosts hit back as Stephane Zubar hooked in Marc Pugh's free-kick and a minute later Scott Malone made it 3-1 with a shot from the edge of the area.

Danny Jackman's low effort went through goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan and a late Danny Kedwell strike ensured a replay.


Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent:

"We should have seen the game out.

"We made plenty of chances today, but we didn't show the right levels of professionalism to see the game out... whether it's League One or League Two, once you get your noses in front you've got to keep it there.

"The replay is a game we didn't really need, I thought we deserved to win apart from the last 10 minutes. It's another game in a busy schedule and we should have been in the hat on our own rather than next to Gillingham."

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

"We just said to keep plugging away and we needed to improve with the ball from the first half. It was fantastic character and we changed to 4-4-2 to get a partner up there with Keds (Danny Kedwell) because we were chasing it.

"It only needed a goal and anything can happen. After last week's game where we won 4-3 it was another crazy game. We have got characters but we lack belief at times.

"But we kept plugging away and got the second goal. I'm delighted for Danny Kedwell and it was a great finish. We've got ten days for them to come to Priestfield and we will see where we go from there."

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