6 March 1993.
AFC Bournemouth (a)
Bournemouth 1 Exeter City 3
Saturday 6 March 1993.
Bartram, what's the score?
A Dolan double and a McIntyre volley gave City their fifth away win of the season and ended Bournemouth's five match unbeaten run. The result was even sweeter because it silenced the Cherries' gobby goalkeeper Vince Bartram. He angered the travelling fans by celebrating his side's second-half equaliser with a smug dance right in front of them. As the ball hit the back of the net, Bartram turned to City's fans, punched the air in delight and danced a happy jig on his six yard line.
But we had the last laugh. At the end of the game, he left to a chorus of "Bartram, Bartram what's the score?" as City celebrated three points, courtesy of a McIntyre mishit and a late Dolan header. The points were no less than City deserved against a disappointing Bournemouth side obsessed with the long ball. Even million pound rated Efan Ekoku was largely anonymous. Dolan set City on their way when he applied the finishing touch to a 16th minute move. And that was the major action of the first half - save for Brown and Daniels squaring up to each other after yet another defensive mishap and a Bournemouth effort, which hit the bar as Miller waved at the seagulls.
But the second half was a different matter as Bournemouth scored straight away through Pennock. However, the expected onslaught never happened and City took the initiative. McIntyre scored with a volley that hit the ground before bouncing over Bartram's head and into the net. Then with just four minutes left, Dolan made sure of the points, nodding a high bounce over Big-mouth Bartram, who had raced out of his goal to meet him.
Miller, Hiley, Cook, Bailey, Daniels, Brown, Harris, McIntyre, Jepson, Dolan, Hodge. Subs not used: Taylor, Cooper.
Report by Dave Peters