Bristol City 1-1 Bournemouth: Cherries held in friendly after Josh King’s strike is cancelled out by Andreas Weimann
- Bournemouth went ahead when King lashing a fierce drive past Max O’Leary
- Bristol City equalised just before the break when Weimann stabbed home
- The Cherries expected to name a different XI at Nottingham Forest on Saturday
Bournemouth continued their pre-season preparations with a hard-fought draw against Championship side Bristol City on Friday night.
The friendly at Ashton Gate was first of two games in 24 hours with Eddie Howe expected to name a different XI on Saturday at Nottingham Forest, who take on Bristol City on the opening weekend of the season.
The Premier League side made a bright start and Jermain Defoe was denied from four yards by a superb save by young goalkeeper Max O’Leary, who was pressed into action due to an injury to No 1 Frank Fielding.
Bournemouth’s Joshua King celebrates with Jordon Ibe after scoring their first goal
Bournemouth went ahead in the 15th minute later when Josh King collected a long punt downfield and moved the ball to his right before lashing a fierce shot past O’Leary.
Bristol City equalised just before half-time with a fine goal.
Jack Hunt’s crossfield ball was headed back across goal by Jamie Paterson and Andreas Weimann tapped the ball into the net in the 38th minute.
Bournemouth striker King tangles with Adam Webster of Bristol City
Bournemouth stepped up a gear after the break and Defoe was denied for the second time by a last-ditch challenge by Joe Bryan, who picked up an injury and limped off a few minutes later.
Weimann directed a header just past the post from a pinpoint cross from Eliasson.
Sub Mohammed Eisa made an immediate impact by twice testing Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic in two minutes.
Both sides had late chances to snatch victory but in the end had to settle for a draw.
Bristol City equalised just before half-time with a fine goal by Andreas Weimann