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AFC Bournemouth face 'tough test' for place in FA Cup third round

By DavidBol  |  Posted: December 01, 2012

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe expects a tough test as he side aim for a place in third round of the FA Cup.

The Cherries will be hoping their good form continues as the Dorset side face a long trip to Carlisle United this afternoon in the FA Cup second round.

Lee Barnard will miss the tie as he is unavailable to play in cup games, while Harry Arter - who spent time on loan at Carlisle is suspended.

Bournemouth have already beaten today's opponents this season, with a 4-2 win in October. The Cumbrians come into the game after a 3-1 defeat against Yeovil Town.

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Howe said: "We can have confidence going there with the run we are on and because of the result we got there recently.

"They will be dangerous opposition because they will feel they have a point to prove after our win there.

"The players have worked this week because they are desperate for a place and the competition for places is strong.

"It is a big game with a big prize at the end of it, and we will have to be at our best in what will be a tough test."

The draw for the FA Cup third round takes place tomorrow. Two Dorset dies could be in the hat with AFC Bournemouth and Dorchester Town in action today.

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