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- Saints beat Bournemouth 1-0 at the Goldsands Stadium
- Lloyd Isgrove's header in the 20th minute separated the sides
- No Dejan Lovren for Saints, after £20m fee agreed with Liverpool
- Boruc and Ramirez started first games of pre-season for the club
- New signings Tadic and Pelle both started
Thanks for joining us here tonight. Another win for Saints. We'll have reaction for you on the website later and a full report in tomorrow's Daily Echo.
BOURNEMOUTH 0 SAINTS 1
GOAL RULED OUT (88 mins): Cherries think they have equalised, as Brett Pitman heads in Iann Harte's in-swinging free-kick, but the goal is ruled out for offside. [0-1]
CHANCE (84 mins): Sam McQueen tries his luck with a left-footed effort from 18 yards that deflects off Matt Ritchie and goes over for a corner. [0-1]
CHANCE (78 mins): A rare sight of goal here, as Emmanuel Mayuka receives the ball down the inside-left channel, cuts onto his right foot on the corner of the area and curls a shot wide of the far post. [0-1]
Off: Pelle, Isgrove, Ward-Prowse.
On: Gallagher, Mayuka, Stephens.
Very little goalmouth action here in the second half at Bournemouth. The hosts have just made a raft of changes, with the substitutions not helping the flow of the game. [0-1]
Off: Yoshida, Tadic, S Davis.
On: Hooiveld, McQueen, Reed.
CHANCE (48 mins): Matt Ritchie, on at the break for the hosts, goes close to equalising, but his slicing left-foot shot from 20 yards flies just wide of the post. [0-1]
The second half is underway.
Saints: Gaston Ramirez off, Jack Cork on.
BOURNEMOUTH 0 SAINTS 1
CHANCE (40 mins): Bournemouth have their most dangerous moment of the game so far, as Josh McQuoid's cross from the right deflects off Matt Targett and loops towards the far corner. Artur Boruc is caught off guard, and has to fling himself to his right to claw the ball away. He then has to tip a strike from Charlie Daniels wide moments later. [0-1]
CHANCE (37 mins): Steven Davis lays the ball of to James Ward-Prowse, who lines up a shot from 25 yards. Cherries keeper Benji Buchel dives to his right to meet the low drive. There's a worrying moment for the hosts, though, as Buchel allows the ball to slip underneath him, but he recovers quickly to grab it. [0-1]
CHANCE (23 mins): Graziano Pelle wastes an excellent chance to make it 2-0. Some neat interplay creates the opportunity for him, as Gaston Ramirez finds Steven Davis on the edge of the area with a low pass. He doesn't have much room, but produces a delicate little through ball that puts Pelle in, only for the Italian forward to shoot straight at Cherries keeper Benji Buchel, who beats the shot away. [0-1]
BOURNEMOUTH 0 SAINTS 1 (Lloyd Isgrove 20)
Saints are off and running here at the Goldsands Stadium. Dusan Tadic plays a ball into the path of the overlapping Nathaniel Clyne down the right wing, and the full-back's first-time cross is met by Isgrove, who produces a diving header that skids into the far corner.
CHANCE (13 mins): Gaston Ramirez is starting his first game of pre-season, after returning from World Cup duty with Uruguay. He goes close to opening the scoring here, finding room just outside the right corner of the penalty area and unleashing a fierce left-foot strike that goes just over. [0-0]
CHANCE (7 mins): Maya Yoshida misses a good chance to put Saints in front, getting free at the near post - with the help of a block from Dusan Tadic - to meet a James Ward-Prowse corner, but he doesn't make a strong enough contact on the ball, glancing it well wide of the far post. [0-0]
Referee Andy Davies gets the match underway. Bournemouth in red and black, Saints in their navy away strip.
The players have just finished their warm-ups here at the Goldsands Stadium and have headed back into the dressing rooms. Kick-off is in ten minutes' time.
Elsewhere at Saints today, teenage midfielder Harrison Reed has signed a new four-year contract with the club. The deal takes the 19-year-old through to 2018. Click here for the full story.
The big news this evening is that a fee, believed to be around the £20m mark, has been agreed between Saints and Liverpool for Dejan Lovren. The centre-half, who has already handed in a transfer request and said he feels as though his head is at Anfield, is expected to undergo a medical with the Reds this weekend. Read the full story by clicking here.
BOURNEMOUTH: Buchel, Smith, Cook, Elphick, Daniels, McQuoid, Gosling, O'Kane, Pugh, Kermorgant, Wilson.
Subs: Francis, Arter, Pitman, Harte, Stanislas, Matthews, Ritchie, Cargill, McCarthy, Whitfield.
SAINTS: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Targett, S Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Ramírez, Isgrove, Pelle.
Subs: K Davis, Stephens, Hooiveld, McCarthy, Flannigan, Cork, Reed, McQueen, Sharp, Mayuka, Gallagher.
Referee: Andy Davies.
Hello and welcome to this Daily Echo blog covering Saints' pre-season trip to face Bournemouth. We'll have team news for you in a moment, as well as some build-up and match updates, so stay with us.