December 26, 2012
It's Lewis Grabban the headlines again
Lewis Grabban scored his seventh goal in as many games as play-off chasing Bournemouth thumped Yeovil 3-0 at Dean Court.
A goal in each half by Grabban and Harry Arter, prior to Brett Pitman's late penalty, earned the Cherries a 12th win in a remarkable run of 14 unbeaten matches.
Grabban's fine goalscoring form has been a major factor in Bournemouth's success since manager Eddie Howe returned to the south-coast club.
The striker gave Bournemouth a 32nd-minute lead. Grabban troubled the Yeovil defence with his pace throughout and his clinical move on the left with Marc Pugh set up a richly-deserved ninth goal of the season.
Stretching Yeovil on the flanks, Bournemouth had several opportunities to improve on Grabban's first-half goal before Arter doubled the lead when he drilled a fierce 73rd-minute left-footed shot into Marek Stech's top corner.
Yeovil had their chances, notably efforts from Jamie McAllister and a header from Dominic Blizzard, which looped just over the crossbar, before Pitman wrapped things up from the penalty spot.
Luke Ayling handled and Pitman made it 3-0 from the penalty spot for his first Cherries goal since his return from Bristol City.
|AFC Bournemouth||Yeovil Town|
|34 David James||1 Marek Stech|
|3 Steve Cook||3 Jamie McAllister|
|2 Simon Francis||4 Richard Hinds|
|13 Tommy Elphick||18 Daniel Burn|
|7 Marc Pugh||5 Byron Webster|
|12 Wes Fogden||2 Luke Ayling|
|11 Charlie Daniels||10 Gavin Williams|
|8 Harry Arter||6 Dominic Blizzard|
|32 Eunan O'Kane||8 Edward Upson|
|40 Brett Pitman||9 James Hayter|
|22 Lewis Grabban||17 Patrick Madden|
|1 Shwan Jalal||Gareth Stewart 12|
|26 Richard Hughes||Mitch Brundle 24|
|17 Josh McQuoid||Keanu Marsh-Brown 7|
|6 Joe Partington||Reuben Reid 11|
|23 Donald McDermott||Gozie Ugwu 19|
|33 Steve Fletcher|
|18 Matthew Tubbs|
|Josh McQuoid for Wes Fogden (65)||Reuben Reid for Gavin Williams (50)|
|Richard Hughes for Lewis Grabban (88)||Keanu Marsh-Brown for Richard Hinds (66)|
|Donald McDermott for Brett Pitman (88)||Gozie Ugwu for Byron Webster (86)|
|Harry Arter (20)||Daniel Burn (42)|
|Tommy Elphick (80)|
|· Squads: AFC Bournemouth | Yeovil Town|