- Sierra Leone international Alusine Koroma was on target in the Real Balompedica Linense test against AFC Bournemouth at the Marbella Football Center behind closed doors. (Photo Credit Bournemouth FC)
- The Real Balompédica Linense (First RFEF) opened their preseason on Friday with a 4-2 to AFC Bournemouth defeat at the Marbella Football Center facilities.
Jaidon Anthony opened the scoring for the English Championship side after a well-taken opener in the 16 minutes before the Spanish side Linense levelled with ten minutes of the first half when Alusine Konoma struck with power from 16 yards.
Former Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke regained the lead substitute, Kyle Taylor, netting a well-taken third for Bournemouth.
The visitors’ Captain Lloyd Kelly conceded a penalty which Luis Alcalde confidently placed into the corner for Linense.
Taylor was on the scoresheet for a second time when he converted from Ben Greenwood’s centre, a goal to finish off the scoring in a lively pre-season opener in Spain.
Alusine, 20, on loan from Marampa FC, was part of the East End Lions 2019 Sierra Leone Premier champion winning team.
Twin brothers Alhassan and Alusine Koroma have signed a contract extension with Spanish club Real Balompédica Linense until 2024.
AFC Bournemouth (4): Travers; Kelly, Brooks, Solanke, Marcondes, Stacey, Kilkenny, Billing, Anthony, Zemura, and Rossi. Also playing: Surridge, Taylor, Scrimshaw, Sherring, Glover, Bevan, Saydee, Moriah-Welsh, Dennis, Kurran-Browne, Greenwood and Camp.
Real Balompédica Linense (2): Nacho Miras; Óscar Arroyo, Lavela, Djandi, Víctor Mena, Bandaogo, Alusine Koroma, Nacho Jáuregui, Iván Martín, Cham and Koroma. They also played: Jesús Muñoz, Morante, Coulibaly, Loren, Luis Alcalde, Mateusz, Chironi, Masllorens, Samuele Santo, Lautaro, Samu, José Carlos and Ismael.
Referee : Domínguez Cervantes (Málaga). No reprimands.
Goals : 1-0 (16) Jaidon Anthony. 1-1 (35 ‘) Alusine Koroma. 2-1 (53 ‘) Stacey. 3-1 (55 ‘) Taylor. 3-2 (58 ‘) Luis Alcalde, from a penalty. 4-2 (78 ‘) Taylor.
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