By ZBC Reporter
Zimbabwe Warriors’ defender Jordan Zemura scored his first goals in professional football as Bournemouth moved up to fifth in the Championship with a dominant 3 nil victory over Barnsley.
The 21-year-old’s early strike gave the Cherries a great start as he fired in at the second attempt after some excellent build-up play down the right.
Dominic Solanke doubled the lead within a minute of the start of the second half as the former Liverpool forward tapped in from a yard after Brad Collins had fumbled Philip Billing’s cross.
Zemura got his second with nine minutes left as he broke into the box from 30 yards out and finished low past Collins – whose earlier saves had prevented a bigger scoreline.
Bournemouth ended a three-match winless run in all competitions with the victory, while last season’s fellow play-off semi-finalists Barnsley are still looking for their second win of the season as they drop to 16th place.
David Brooks – who had a big hand in Zemura’s opener – almost doubled the lead three minutes after going ahead but his effort was blocked, while Barnsley were dealt a blow midway through the first half when Ben Williams was forced off after a challenge that saw Billing get a yellow card.
The hosts could have had two goals in first-half stoppage time – Jefferson Lerma was offside as he tapped in Billing’s flick-on before Solanke brought out a good save from the legs of Collins.
Solanke’s goal made the game safe for the hosts, who almost got a third 20 minutes into the half as Collins saved Jaidon Anthony’s effort from the edge of the box before Ben Pearson’s effort was blocked in the aftermath.
Ryan Christie came on for Bournemouth with 20 minutes left to make his debut after his deadline-day move from Celtic and forced another good save from Collins 10 minutes later before Zemura wrapped up the win. Jordan Zemura made his debut for Bournenouth less than a year ago and made his first start in the championship at the beginning of mid season following an impressive pre-season. Zemura has been capped by the Warriors twice playing the back to back AFCON qualifiers against Algeria
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