Bournemouth finish pre-season with goalless draw against Bristol City

Eddie Howe: Goalless end to pre-season

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Bournemouth had to settle for a goalless draw in their final pre-season workout after failing to find a way past Bristol City.

A modest Dean Court crowd saw plenty of football played on the deck but Eddie Howe's 4-3-3 formation did not yield a breakthrough against a side that will replace his in League One next season.

City forward Bobby Reid looked lively in the early stages, going close with a free-kick from 25 yards, before guiding a header just wide.

Mohamed Coulibaly and Marc Pugh responded for the hosts but both saw their efforts blocked by a determined City defence.

Pugh had the Cherries' best chance of the second-half but drilled his shot straight at goalkeeper Frank Fielding, while Ryan Fraser could only fire into the side-netting late on as time got the better of both sides.