Anderton ends career in style

Darren Anderton signed off his 18-year career with a stunning half-volley two minutes from time to give Bournemouth a 1-0 win over Chester.

Last Updated: 06/12/08 at 20:25 Post Comment

Anderton: Goes out in style

Anderton: Goes out in style

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Anderton, 36, emerged as a 55th-minute substitute to awake a dire game and deliver a fitting swansong performance full of fine passing and capped with a memorable winner.

A Mark Molesley cross was headed clear by Chester captain Paul Linwood for Anderton to send a crashing strike from the edge of the 18-yard box into the bottom-left-hand corner before he was mobbed by his team-mates.

Five minutes earlier the former England midfielder thought he had scored when his 35-yard free-kick whistled just past the post before hitting the advertising boards and rolling along the back of the net.

Anderton was given a standing ovation as he left the field as he now can put his feet up following a distinguished career of 477 league appearances and 30 England caps.

Sorry Chester, who continue to slide towards the foot of League Two, lost substitute Tony Dinning to a straight red card after he had elbowed Danny Hollands.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 20 December 2014
AFC W'don 0-1 Mansfield Report
Accrington 1-1 Wycombe Report
Bury 2-2 York City  
Carlisle 2-1 Northamptn Report
Cheltenhm 1-1 Portsmth Report
Hartlepool 1-1 Oxford Utd Report
Luton 3-0 Newport  
Plymouth 3-0 Dag + Red Report
Shrewsbury 1-0 Morecambe Report
Stevenage 1-0 Exeter Report

Footer 365

Rangers AGM: Members of board heckled at fiery AGM held at Ibrox Stadium

Rangers chairman David Somers struggled to make himself heard amid boos and heckles as he addressed the club's AGM.

England's Women postpone friendly with France following World Cup draw

England Women's April friendly against France has been postponed after both nations have been drawn in the same group for the 2015 FIFA World Cup.

Transfer news: DeAndre Yedlin to join Tottenham in January after securing work permit

DeAndre Yedlin will join Tottenham in January after securing a work permit, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

Becoming A Proper Fan Again In 2014

Man United fans can thank David Moyes for making them appreciate their club again. We also have mails on Liverpool, Newcastle, another Christmas XI and more...

Wenger Has Made Arsenal Mentally Weak

We have plenty of reaction to yesterday's result, with Mailers sick of Wenger, Mertesacker and Skrtel in particular. Plus why it's not yet time for 'Austin for England'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property