Result: Bournemouth held by Brighton & Hove Albion

Matt Ritchie's goal just before the half-hour mark is cancelled out by Ashley Barnes's strike as Bournemouth are held to a 1-1 draw by against Brighton & Hove Albion at home.

Bournemouth have played out a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion at Dean Court in the Championship.

The hosts had the first chance of the contest in the 16th minute when Brett Pitman tried a speculative overhead effort from the edge of the box, but goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak made an easy save.

Then on 28 minutes Ashley Barnes squandered a good chance for Brighton as he failed to get the better of Bournemouth keeper Lee Camp from a tight angle at the back post.

That miss came back to haunt the Seagulls when Matt Ritchie put the home team ahead just moments later, finding the net with a direct free kick from 20 yards.

Ritchie could have doubled his tally minutes later had Kuszczak not been alert to his header after Ryan Fraser had sent in a good cross from the left.

Pitman missed a good chance to make it 2-0 to Bournemouth in the opening minutes of the second half when he was sent through on goal by Ritchie, but his shot was turned away by Kuszczak.

Then on 55 minutes Brighton restored parity. A throw-in found Barnes with his back to goal on the right side of the area; he juggled the ball and slammed home a half-volley with his left foot.

Pitman could have put his side ahead again in the 73rd minute, but he dragged his shot wide from a good position.

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe smiles during a pre-season friendly on July 13, 2013
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