Pompey v Bournemouth: friendlies revisited

Pompey have announced a summer encounter with Bournemouth, representing what has become a familiar pre-season fixture.

Wednesday, 7th June 2017, 3:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:36 pm
Lomana Lualua celebrates scoring against Bournemouth with Benjani in 2007

In nine of the past 14 years the south-coast clubs have met ahead of a new campaign.

Meanwhile, Fratton Park has hosted Eddie Howe’s team in three of the past four pre-seasons.

Here are some of their previous matches.

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July 23, 2016

Pompey 3 Bournemouth 3

Alan McLoughlin’s benefit match was attended by 5,153 supporters and they were treated to six goals.

The hosts twice led, with Gary Roberts and Michael Smith getting themselves on the scoresheet. However, they were indebted to Adam May’s late leveller for a 3-3 draw.

July 29, 2014

Pompey 2 Bournemouth 3

Andy Awford’s side rallied but still couldn’t avoid defeat in their final pre-season friendly of 2014.

Goals from Tokelo Rantie, Brett Pitman and Harry Arter saw the Blues 3-0 down at the interval, before a stunning James Dunne volley and Jed Wallace’s penalty reduced the deficit.

July 21, 2008

Bournemouth 1 Pompey 4

The FA Cup holders sent a strong side to Dean Court and ran out comfortable winners.

Sulley Muntari, new signing Peter Crouch (2) and Jermain Defoe netted for Harry Redknapp’s side, which also included Sol Campbell, Hermann Hreidarsson and Pedro Mendes.

July 31, 2007

Bournemouth 1 Pompey 4

Lomana Lualua signed off his Pompey career with a hat-trick, while Niko Kranjcar also registered.

Fresh from lifting the Barclays Asia Trophy, the Blues ran out 4-1 winners, with Lualua shortly afterwards moving to Olympiacos.

July 29, 2006

Bournemouth 0 Pompey 4

Redknapp’s men returned to winning ways following a midweek defeat at Southend.

Benjani Mwaruwari, Lomana Lualua and Chelsea loanee Glen Johnson put the visitors in complete control, before Cherries substitute Warren Cummings put through his own net.

July 19, 2003

Bournemouth 5 Pompey 4

The south-coast teams met for Steve Fletcher’s testimonial, but it was new Pompey recruit Teddy Sheringham who caught the eye.

The veteran skippered his new club and scored twice, with Svetoslav Todorov and Nigel Quashie also netting in front of a 6,646 crowd.