April 6, 2013
Ritchie double pushes Cherries closer
Matt Ritchie scored twice as Bournemouth came from behind to beat 10-man Notts County 3-1 and edge a step closer to promotion.
The in-form Cherries were stunned when Jeff Hughes headed freefalling County into a second-minute lead from Joss Labadie's cross.
But Eddie Howe's side gradually gained the upper hand with Simon Francis, Brett Pitman and Eunan O'Kane all going close.
It was only a matter of time before Bournemouth levelled and Ritchie did so in style with a vicious low 17th-minute shot after Charlie Daniels and Marc Pugh had sliced County open down the left.
Brett Pitman doubled Bournemouth's lead midway through the first half with a low 25th-minute shot, his sixth goal in as many games.
County's problems increased on the stroke of half-time when midfielder Andre Boucaud was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Bournemouth's Ryan Allsop made a fine finger-tip save to deny Labadie after the break, while Harry Arter was similarly foiled by Bartosz Bialkowski.
Ritchie wrapped up the points for Bournemouth with a third goal five minutes from time after substitute Lewis Grabban had worked the ball in from the right by-line.
|AFC Bournemouth||Notts County|
|21 Ryan Allsopp||1 Bartosz Bialkowski|
|3 Steve Cook||6 Dean Leacock|
|2 Simon Francis||3 Alan Sheehan|
|13 Tommy Elphick||2 Julian Kelly|
|7 Marc Pugh||20 Jamal Campbell-Ryce|
|11 Charlie Daniels||28 Andre Boucaud|
|8 Harry Arter||8 Gary Liddle|
|30 Matt Ritchie||4 Neal Bishop|
|32 Eunan O'Kane||11 Jeff Hughes|
|18 Matthew Tubbs||16 Joss Labadie|
|40 Brett Pitman||9 Enoch Showunmi|
|1 Shwan Jalal||Fabian Speiss 23|
|5 Daniel Seaborne||Emmanuele Smith 5|
|26 Richard Hughes||Curtis Thompson 21|
|16 Shaun MacDonald||Greg Tempest 25|
|12 Wes Fogden||Francois Zoko 13|
|17 Josh McQuoid||Yoann Arquin 15|
|22 Lewis Grabban||Tyrell Waite 17|
|Lewis Grabban for Matthew Tubbs (70)||Greg Tempest for Joss Labadie (67)|
|Shaun MacDonald for Eunan O'Kane (76)||Tyrell Waite for Enoch Showunmi (74)|
|Wes Fogden for Marc Pugh (87)||Yoann Arquin for Julian Kelly (85)|
|Simon Francis (51)||Joss Labadie (15)|
|Tommy Elphick (86)||Andre Boucaud (28)|
|Gary Liddle (90)|
|Andre Boucaud (45)|
|· Squads: AFC Bournemouth | Notts County|