April 20, 2013
Pitman nudges Cherries closer
Brett Pitman scored in his eighth successive game to edge Bournemouth a step closer to the brink of the npower Championship.
Former Bristol City star Pitman, 25, rifled in his 19th league goal of the campaign in the 92nd minute to secure a 3-1 win for Eddie Howe's men over Carlisle.
If the Cherries beat Tranmere next weekend they will be playing in the second tier next season.
Defender Steve Cook headed his first ever goal in Bournemouth colours to open the scoring after 24 minutes after a fine cross from Simon Francis.
Mid-table Carlisle came racing out of the blocks in the second half and captain Lee Miller converted an acrobatic overhead kick from Jon-Paul McGovern's cut back after 50 minutes.
But Carlisle were not level for long. Just five minutes later Harry Arter rifled home past stranded Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie to nudge Bournemouth back in front.
It was left for Pitman to seal a club record eighth successive win for the south-coast club when he fired left-footed to send the home fans into raptures.
|AFC Bournemouth||Carlisle United|
|21 Ryan Allsopp||20 Mark Gillespie|
|3 Steve Cook||23 Sean O'Hanlon|
|2 Simon Francis||5 Danny Livesey|
|13 Tommy Elphick||3 Matty Robson|
|7 Marc Pugh||22 Jordan Mustoe|
|11 Charlie Daniels||4 Jon-Paul McGovern|
|8 Harry Arter||21 James Berrett|
|30 Matt Ritchie||8 Liam Noble|
|32 Eunan O'Kane||16 Brad Potts|
|40 Brett Pitman||14 Lee Miller|
|22 Lewis Grabban||9 Rory Loy|
|1 Shwan Jalal||Adam Collin 1|
|5 Daniel Seaborne||Mike Edwards 15|
|26 Richard Hughes||Peter Murphy 6|
|16 Shaun MacDonald||Josh Todd 18|
|12 Wes Fogden||Alex Salmon 27|
|17 Josh McQuoid||Mathieu Manset 10|
|18 Matthew Tubbs||Mark Beck 17|
|Richard Hughes for Eunan O'Kane (67)||Mathieu Manset for Rory Loy (77)|
|Shaun MacDonald for Lewis Grabban (88)||Alex Salmon for Jon-Paul McGovern (82)|
|Mark Beck for Jordan Mustoe (90)|
|Simon Francis (72)||Liam Noble (72)|
|James Berrett (65)|
|· Squads: AFC Bournemouth | Carlisle United|