November 17, 2012
It's Lewis Grabban the headlines
Lewis Grabban hit a hat-trick in 18 second-half minutes as Bournemouth overwhelmed Oldham 4-1 at the Goldsands Stadium.
Bournemouth have now gone eight matches unbeaten since manager Eddie Howe returned to the south coast as manager from Burnley, while Oldham's defeat was their third in succession.
After a goalless first half Bournemouth stormed in front with Grabban scoring his first two goals in a minute.
The former Rotherham striker got his first in 53rd minute, turning Harry Arter's pass home and seconds later converted a cross from the right by Simon Francis.
Grabban's third came in the 72nd minute after Arter had been fouled in the penalty area. Arter's spot kick was parried by goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis, but Grabban was first to the rebound.
Charlie Daniels headed his fourth goal of the season in the 81st minute before Matt Smith responded for the visitors with a header to earn Oldham a consolation, but they had posed little threat after the break.
|AFC Bournemouth||Oldham Athletic|
|34 David James||13 Dean Bouzanis|
|2 Simon Francis||16 Cliff Byrne|
|13 Tommy Elphick||5 Jean Yves Mvoto Owono|
|24 Miles Addison||3 Jonathan Grounds|
|7 Marc Pugh||23 Reece Wabara|
|16 Shaun MacDonald||7 Lee Croft|
|11 Charlie Daniels||22 Youssouf M'changama|
|17 Josh McQuoid||10 Robbie Simpson|
|8 Harry Arter||9 Matt Derbyshire|
|28 Lee Barnard||20 Jose Baxter|
|22 Lewis Grabban||11 Cristian Montano|
|1 Shwan Jalal||Alex Cisak 1|
|3 Steve Cook||Carl Winchester 26|
|12 Wes Fogden||James Tarkowski 6|
|23 Donald McDermott||Connor Hughes 24|
|32 Eunan O'Kane||Connor Brown 2|
|33 Steve Fletcher||Chris Sutherland 28|
|18 Matthew Tubbs||Matt Smith 14|
|Wes Fogden for Lewis Grabban (77)||Matt Smith for Robbie Simpson (58)|
|Eunan O'Kane for Harry Arter (79)||Chris Sutherland for Lee Croft (59)|
|Donald McDermott for Marc Pugh (84)||Carl Winchester for Youssouf M'changama (77)|
|Harry Arter (17)||Jonathan Grounds (15)|
|Donald McDermott (90)||Jose Baxter (70)|
|Carl Winchester (90)|
|· Squads: AFC Bournemouth | Oldham Athletic|