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First home win of the season for Gary Bowyer's side but they almost threw it away with Alex Baptiste making an unbelievable block to deny a certain equaliser seconds before the full-time whistle blew.
FULL-TIME Rovers 3 Bournemouth 2.
Rovers in danger of throwing this away as Steve Cook heads home from a corner.
Rudy Gestede then has effort ruled out for offside.
GOAL 3-2 Bournemouth. Steve Cook. 90 mins.
Excellent set-up play by Craig Conway but Josh King cannot put a finishing touch to it as he skies over the bar from 12 yards. 86 mins. 3-1.
Looked like Adam Smith dived but Alex Baptiste adjudged to have fouled him in the box and the Cherries have a glimmer of hope after sub Brett Pitman converted the resulting penalty.
GOAL 3-1 Bournemouth. Brett Pitman (pen). 81 mins.
SUB for Rovers as David Dunn replaces Jordan Rhodes. 77 mins.
SUB and it's a final one for Bournemouth as Brett Pitman replaces Junior Stanislas. 74 mins. 3-0.
Alex Baptiste should make it 4-0 but his header from a Tom Cairney corner goes over. Real chance. 69 mins. 3-0.
Better from Rovers. After a slow start to the second half they are pushing forward once again. 69 mins. 3-0.
Markus Olsson, who continues to impress, blazes wide from the angle of the box after a surging run. 3-0. 67 mins.
SUB for Bournemouth as Tokelo Rantie replaces Yann Kermorgant. 66 mins 3-0.
SUB for Rovers as Josh King replaces Ben Marshall. 60 mins. 3-0.
Paul Robinson makes another save, this time denying Callum Wilson after he played a sharp one-two with strike-partner Yann Kermogrant. 56 mins. 3-0.
Bournemouth have started this half well and Paul Robinson has hard to turn a low 20-yard effort from Junior Stanislas around the post. 55 mins. 3-0.
Attendance is 13,900.
For the second game running Paul Robinson makes a truly stunning save, pushing Yann Kermorgant's 18-yard curler on to the bar and over after Tom Cairney had failed to clear after Junior Stanislas' 20-yard free kick hit the wall. 50 mins. 3-0.
SUB Ryan Fraser for Matt Ritchie as Bournemouth make a half-time change.
HALF-TIME Rovers 3 Bournemouth 0.
BOOKED Steve Cook, who is having a mare, cynically fouls Rudy Gestede after losing the ball to the big striker - just like he did for Jordan Rhodes' goal.
Ben Marshall stings the hands of Lee Camp from 20 yards, the Cherries keeper beating the ball away. 39 mins. 3-0.
Then it's the turn of Jordan Rhodes to go close to his second as he collects a pull back from the marauding Markus Olsson and slams a left-footed shot against the post from an angle. Rovers look like they could score at will. 29 mins. 3-0.
And nearly a fourth for Rovers and a second for Gestede as he glances a header inches past the post from a Craig Conway crosses. Lee Camp, having committed himself, was beaten. 28 mins. 3-0.
Make that three goals in 11 minutes as Craig Conway's 25-yard shot deflects off Rudy Gestede and deceives Lee Camp. It came about after Bournemouth could only half clear another Tom Cairney corner. That's Gestede third of the season. Rovers rampant.
GOAL 3-0 Rovers. Rudy Gestede. 24 mins.
As simple as they come but take nothing away from Grant Hanley as he steers a powerful header into the top corner from a Tom Cairney corner. It's the Rovers' captain's first goal of the season, like Rhodes.
GOAL 2-0 Rovers. Grant Hanley. 21 mins.
The ball breaks to Junior Stanislas after Grant Hanley tackled Callum Wilson - and the winger well-struck shot goes straight down the throat of Paul Robinson. 20 mins. 1-0.
It just had to be him didn't it? Jordan Rhodes chases down a lost cause, outmuscles Lee Cook before slipping a low left-footed shot through the legs of Lee Camp and into the back of the net.
That's his 54th goal for Rovers in, this, his 100th appearance for the club. His first of the season, too.
GOAL 1-0 Rovers. Jordan Rhodes. 13 mins.
Opening for Bournemouth as Matt Ritchie crosses from the right into the middle of the box toward Yann Kermorgant but Rovers skipper Grant Hanley makes a fine challenge to avert the danger. 12 mins. 0-0.
Rovers threaten for the first time as Craig Conway advances before slipping the ball wide to the overlapping Markus Olsson, whose cross could only be parried by Lee Camp. But the Cherries clear. 9 mins. 0-0.
The Cherries, who won their first two games of the season and were unlucky to lose their third, are keeping the ball impressively. 7 mins. 0-0.
Bournemouth show first as former Burnley winger Junior Stanislas cuts inside on to his right foot and forces a save out of Paul Robinson from 25 yards. Rovers goalkeeper gathered it at the second attempt. 3 mins. 0-0.
We're under way. Jordan Rhodes, as expected, getting a great reception.
The teams are out to 'The Final Countdown'.
And the teams in full are...
Rovers: Robinson, Lowe, Baptiste, Hanley, Olsson, Conway, Evans, Cairney, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede. Subs: Eastwood, Henley, King, Dunn, Varney, Williamson, Taylor.
Bournemouth: Camp, Smith, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Arter, O’Kane, Stanislas, Kermorgant, Wilson. Subs: Flahavan, Cargill, Harte, Gosling, Fraser, Pitman, Rantie.
Jordan Rhodes has been selected to start for Rovers – after owners Venky’s rejected a big-money offer from Hull City for their prized asset.
It will be Rhodes’ 100th appearance for the club.
Hull, whose current club record signing is £8m midfielder Jake Livermore, were willing to pay in excess of £10m for the prolific striker.
But Venky’s have made it clear that they have no intention of selling Rhodes who has scored 53 goals in his first 99 games for the club.
Rovers have made one change to the side which started Tuesday’s 3-1 controversial and agonising defeat at Norwich City as Ben Marshall replaces Lee Williamson.
That means Tom Cairney will start in the centre of midfield alongside Corry Evans who has passed a late fitness test after coming off late on against Norwich.
Bournemouth, the last team to leave Ewood Park with three points back on March 12, are unchanged from the side which started their undeserved 2-1 home defeat to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.
The Cherries are managed by former Burnley boss Eddie Howe.
Good afternoon and welcome to Ewood Park. Team news to follow.