March 23, 2013
Ritchie off the mark for Cherries
Matt Ritchie scored his first goal since his January transfer from Swindon as promotion-chasing Bournemouth scored three times in the second half to beat Bury 4-1.
Ritchie restored Bournemouth's lead with a key second goal 10 minutes into the second half of a match they dominated without turning their superiority into goals until late on.
When Brett Pitman fired Bournemouth into an eighth-minute lead it looked as tough the south-coast play-off contenders might cruise to a comfortable win.
But cash-stricken Bury, who named only four substitutes, were competitive opponents and when Craig Jones pounced on a slip by home defender Dan Seaborne midway through the first half, the dangerous Andy Bishop headed the visitors level.
Bournemouth were ultimately too strong though and once Ritchie had restored their lead with a cracking shot from the edge of the box, the outcome was seldom in doubt.
Bournemouth scored twice more in the last 10 minutes - Harry Arter rifling a shot into the roof of the net and then Matt Tubbs scoring the fourth after stepping off the substitutes' bench.
|21 Ryan Allsopp||1 Trevor Carson|
|3 Steve Cook||16 Efetobore Sodje|
|2 Simon Francis||3 Joe Skarz|
|5 Daniel Seaborne||6 Ashley Eastham|
|7 Marc Pugh||34 Ethan Ebanks-Landell|
|11 Charlie Daniels||8 Steven Schumacher|
|8 Harry Arter||9 Craig Jones|
|30 Matt Ritchie||13 Mark Carrington|
|32 Eunan O'Kane||7 David Worrall|
|40 Brett Pitman||32 Zac Thompson|
|22 Lewis Grabban||10 Andy Bishop|
|1 Shwan Jalal||Cameron Belford 30|
|13 Tommy Elphick||Valery Mezague 36|
|26 Richard Hughes||Jonson Clarke-Harris 26|
|16 Shaun MacDonald||Nicholas Ajose 15|
|12 Wes Fogden|
|17 Josh McQuoid|
|18 Matthew Tubbs|
|Matthew Tubbs for Lewis Grabban (74)||Nicholas Ajose for Craig Jones (35)|
|Richard Hughes for Marc Pugh (83)||Jonson Clarke-Harris for Zac Thompson (75)|
|Josh McQuoid for Matt Ritchie (86)||Valery Mezague for Mark Carrington (79)|
|David Worrall (44)|
|Ethan Ebanks-Landell (76)|
|Steven Schumacher (80)|
|· Squads: AFC Bournemouth | Bury|