Elphick eyes Goldsands fortress

Elphick eyes Goldsands fortress

Published Aug. 28, 2012 9:16 a.m. ET

The ten-man Cherries had to settle for a draw with Preston on Saturday after Elphick had headed the home side into the lead. That result was Bournemouth's second home draw in the space of five days and Elphick believes travelling teams will not enjoy playing on the south coast this season.

"We've had three hard games but we are unbeaten this season, and it's important to keep that record intact for as long as we can," Elphick told the club's official website.

"If we can make this [the Goldsands] a bit of a fortress and all get behind each other, then we will do well this season."

The 24-year-old, who returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines earlier this summer, added: "It was nice to score after being injured for so long. It was a feeling I had kind of forgotten."