April 13, 2013
Cherries pick off Shrews
Bournemouth took another big step towards promotion to the Championship after cruising to a 3-0 win at Shrewsbury.
It was comfortable for Eddie Howe's men, who had few problems in notching a club record-equalling seventh successive Football League win.
The Cherries made a flying start with Brett Pitman converting a fifth-minute penalty after James Hurst fouled Marc Pugh.
Pitman, League One's player of the month for March, has now scored in each of his last seven games and he took his tally for the season to 18 goal eight minutes into the second half when he curled home an unstoppable shot from 25 yards out.
Pitman was also involved in Bournemouth's third goal just after the hour mark when his near-post header from a corner was sliced into his own net by home defender Jermaine Grandison.
It was a tough afternoon for Shrewsbury, still not safe from relegation, in which chances were extremely hard to come by.
Skipper Matt Richards looped a header from James Hurst's cross against the crossbar early in the second half but it was a rare scare for the Cherries.
|Shrewsbury Town||AFC Bournemouth|
|1 Chris Weale||21 Ryan Allsopp|
|3 Joe Jacobson||3 Steve Cook|
|2 Jermaine Grandison||2 Simon Francis|
|23 Yado Mambo||13 Tommy Elphick|
|26 James Hurst||7 Marc Pugh|
|11 John Taylor||11 Charlie Daniels|
|8 Matthew Richards||8 Harry Arter|
|4 Luke Summerfield||30 Matt Ritchie|
|15 Stephen McGinn||32 Eunan O'Kane|
|10 Marvin Morgan||40 Brett Pitman|
|24 Tom Eaves||22 Lewis Grabban|
|25 Joe Anyon||Shwan Jalal 1|
|18 Connor Goldson||Daniel Seaborne 5|
|17 Paul Parry||Richard Hughes 26|
|6 Robert Purdie||Shaun MacDonald 16|
|20 Aaron Wildig||Wes Fogden 12|
|19 David McAllister||Josh McQuoid 17|
|27 Akwasi Asante||Matthew Tubbs 18|
|Akwasi Asante for Marvin Morgan (57)||Richard Hughes for Lewis Grabban (76)|
|David McAllister for Luke Summerfield (63)||Josh McQuoid for Marc Pugh (85)|
|Connor Goldson for Jermaine Grandison (75)||Shaun MacDonald for Eunan O'Kane (90)|
|Matt Ritchie (68)|
|· Squads: Shrewsbury Town | AFC Bournemouth|