Vital Report: Bournemouth 5 Cardiff 3
Cardiff found some goalscoring form, which has eluded us, on Saturday when we bagged three at Bournemouth, the problem is we also conceded five at Dean Court ending up losing 5-3.
We got off to the worst possible start, as Bournemouth got off to the best, when Callum Wilson beat Kim Bo-Kyung to find Matt Ritchie and he put them ahead with barely 30 seconds played.
David Marshall was left helpless when Wilson himself almost scored a second but his deflected effort lobbed over him but also over the bar, with Kenwyne Jones close to drawing us level before the break but Steve Cook blocked out his effort with Kim again exposed by his man for Harry Arter to score two minutes before half time.
Hope was restored in injury time when Adam Le Fondre charged forward, setting up Jones 45 to make it 2-1, but in no time at all that two goal lead was restored! Straight from the restart near enough Marc Pugh curled past Marshall, who was again left helpless.
A fourth goal of the game in five minutes, three minutes into the second half, had us back in the game once again as we made the perfect start to the second half. Peter Whittingham delivered to Sean Morrison and he powered a header past Artur Boruc to again give us hope.
Marshall would get lucky later on, but if anyone deserves this our goalkeeper does, when an apparent handball outside the areas wasn't spotted by either the referee or the assistant as the game then settled down, for a little bit anyway!
The chances of us getting a point were again dashed when Yann Kermorgant curled home a free kick to make an immediate impact after coming on, but still we wouldn't give us as Morrison grabbed his second, again from a Whittingham delivery, to make it 4-3 with over 10 minutes to play.
We had to push forward for a point, whenever you do this you leave yourself open to a counter attack and this is exactly what Bournemouth did in the last minute when Wilson sealed the points and moved them to the top of the Championship table.
The away forms been poor for a long time, I'll take the positive of us scoring three goals and will hope that this can be a sign of improvement in that department going forward? I'll just hope we're not conceding more than we're scoring too often!