Bradbury hails Bournemouth comeback

02 April 2011 01:00
Bournemouth chief Lee Bradbury hailed the character of his players after their storming second-half comeback saw them earn a 3-3 draw at Peterborough. The Cherries trailed 3-1 with 20 minutes remaining after a frantic first half, but veteran substitute Steve Fletcher halved their arrears before on-loan Adam Smith earned a draw with his first goal for the club deep into stoppage time. Bournemouth are now without a win in five matches but manager Bradbury was still a happy man. He said: "I'm delighted with everything the lads produced apart from the fact we started the game so slowly. "But most sides that fall behind early on at Peterborough roll over and get beaten by four or five goals. We didn't do that and showed everyone what we are about. "The character and attitude of the lads was unbelievable and it was great to see them fight their way back into the game. Big `Fletch' has been brilliant for this club for so many years. He can change games with his physical threat and did it again. "And Adam got his just rewards with the equaliser right at the end. He was very disappointed with his performance in the first half but I had a word with him at half-time, told him to keep going and it turned out well for him."

Source: PA