January 22, 2013
Cherries Grab much-needed win
A second-half penalty from Lewis Grabban earned Bournemouth their first win in six games as they triumphed 2-1 at Hartlepool.
Defeat leaves Pools still eight points adrift at the foot of the table, with the Cherries sneaking into the last play-off spot as a result of their comprehensive display.
After Grabban fired over after a short-corner routine and Tommy Elphick headed over after eight minutes, Cherries' keeper Shwan Jalal denied Pools' attacker Jon Franks when he was played in on goal.
And they took the lead just before the half-hour mark when Josh McQuoid headed in firmly from close range when he met an inviting Simon Francis cross.
Ritchie Humphreys wasted a free header to level before Pools did equalise six minutes after the break. Evan Horwood's curling free-kick deceived Jalal, hit the bar and bounced down for Jack Baldwin to turn in his first career goal from close range.
In the 63rd minute the Cherries won it when Sam Collins tripped Eunan O'Kane in the area and Grabban netted to sentance Pool to a seventh successive home defeat.
|Hartlepool United||AFC Bournemouth|
|1 Scott Flinders||1 Shwan Jalal|
|5 Sam Collins||2 Simon Francis|
|2 Neil Austin||05 Daniel Seaborne|
|6 Evan Horwood||13 Tommy Elphick|
|29 Peter Hartley||26 Richard Hughes|
|3 Ritchie Humphreys||7 Marc Pugh|
|15 Antony Sweeney||11 Charlie Daniels|
|8 Simon Walton||17 Josh McQuoid|
|7 Jonathan Franks||8 Harry Arter|
|39 Steve Howard||32 Eunan O'Kane|
|36 Charlie Wyke||22 Lewis Grabban|
|31 Adam McHugh||Ryan Allsopp 21|
|22 Darren Holden||Wes Fogden 12|
|18 Jack Baldwin||Joe Partington 6|
|11 Andy Monkhouse||Donald McDermott 23|
|14 Nathan Luscombe||Steve Fletcher 33|
|10 James Poole||Matthew Tubbs 18|
|33 Luke James||Brett Pitman 40|
|Jack Baldwin for Antony Sweeney (5)||Matthew Tubbs for Lewis Grabban (86)|
|James Poole for Simon Walton (67)||Wes Fogden for Charlie Daniels (90)|
|Andy Monkhouse for Steve Howard (80)|
|Richard Hughes (75)|
|· Squads: Hartlepool United | AFC Bournemouth|