Bournemouth came from behind to win for the second successive game as they and visitors Tranmere both struggled with a swirling wind throughout the match.

Rovers led when a long ball found Martin Devaney, who volleyed home.

Wes Thomas levelled as he exchanged passes with Michael Symes and looped a deflected shot over Paul Rachubka.

Marc Pugh scored the winner when a corner was taken short and his curling right-foot cross-shot sailed in, beating a man on the line.

Neither side was able to add to their tally in the second half as the conditions continued to hinder fluent passing.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent:

"We gave ourselves a bit of a mountain to climb, but we got back in to the game. We were brave to be fair.

"We had some good opportunities, but it was not the prettiest of wins, but it's a good win. It's encouraging that we can win whether a pretty game or not.

"When they scored their goal it was down to both the conditions and our own individual errors. The ball travelled a little bit further because of the wind, but we also didn't track back well enough."

Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"I couldn't have a go at the lads after the game because they really had a go.

"The difference between us, Charlton or one of the teams at the bottom is really minute.

"When things go against you a little bit, you end up losing because it's the (little things) that give the teams an edge."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Bournemouth

  • 23 Flahavan
  • 03 Cook
  • 18 Francis
  • 19 Purches (Gregory - 82' )
  • 40 Zubar
  • 07 Pugh Booked
  • 08 Arter (MacDonald - 64' )
  • 11 Daniels
  • 12 Fogden
  • 09 Thomas
  • 24 Symes (Fletcher - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 28 Cummings
  • 15 Gregory
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 33 Fletcher

Tranmere

  • 23 Rachubka
  • 05 Goodison
  • 06 McChrystal
  • 15 Holmes
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 08 Welsh
  • 10 Weir (Taylor - 83' )
  • 25 Devaney
  • 27 Wallace Booked
  • 09 Tyriaki
  • 24 Elford-Alliyu (Akins - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 02 Kay
  • 12 Taylor
  • 20 Power
  • 17 Akins
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 5,807

Match Stats

Shots

12 9

On target

6 4

Corners

6 5

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

94:12 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +1:56

Danny Holmes produces a cross, Steven Gregory makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:08

Unfair challenge on Wes Fogden by David Buchanan results in a free kick. Wes Fogden takes the free kick.

89:32

The ball is sent over by Charlie Daniels, clearance by Danny Holmes. Charlie Daniels takes a short corner.

88:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Devaney on Wes Fogden. Free kick taken by Marc Pugh.

87:47

John Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Fogden. Darryl Flahavan takes the direct free kick.

86:56

Steve Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on James Wallace. Free kick taken by David Buchanan.

85:26

A cross is delivered by John Welsh, Ian Goodison produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

85:26 Booking

Booking Marc Pugh is shown a yellow card.

85:14

Lucas Akins fouled by Marc Pugh, the ref awards a free kick.

83:51

Steven Gregory challenges James Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by John Welsh from right channel.

81:40

Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh, Steve Fletcher takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka.

81:40 Substitution

Substitution Ash Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robbie Weir.

81:40 Substitution

Substitution Steve Fletcher is brought on as a substitute for Michael Symes.

81:40 Substitution

Substitution Steven Gregory is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Purches.

81:13

Foul by Shaun MacDonald on James Wallace, free kick awarded. James Wallace restarts play with the free kick.

80:17

The official flags Marc Pugh offside. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

79:39

Wes Fogden fouled by David Buchanan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Cook.

79:28

John Welsh sends in a cross, clearance made by Steve Cook.

79:06

Wesley Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Holmes. Mark McChrystal restarts play with the free kick.

78:56

David Buchanan produces a cross, clearance made by Shaun MacDonald.

78:50

A cross is delivered by John Welsh, clearance by Simon Francis.

76:07

Mustafa Tiryaki is caught offside. Darryl Flahavan restarts play with the free kick.

74:59

John Welsh delivers the ball.

74:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Cook on Lucas Akins. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mustafa Tiryaki from right channel, Steve Cook makes a clearance.

71:52

Marc Pugh crosses the ball, Mark McChrystal manages to make a clearance.

70:55

A cross is delivered by Martin Devaney.

67:46

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marc Pugh.

66:21

Stephen Purches fouled by John Welsh, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by Ian Goodison.

64:27

Martin Devaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun MacDonald. Free kick crossed by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by David Buchanan.

63:50 Substitution

Substitution Shaun MacDonald on for Harry Arter.

63:19

Mustafa Tiryaki is caught offside. Free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

61:00

The ball is crossed by John Welsh.

60:18

The ball is sent over by John Welsh, save made by Darryl Flahavan.

59:36

Michael Symes concedes a free kick for a foul on David Buchanan. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

59:13

Lucas Akins takes a shot. Stephane Zubar gets a block in.

58:54

Michael Symes takes a shot. Mark McChrystal gets a block in.

58:45

Michael Symes delivers the ball, Ian Goodison gets a block in.

57:11

Harry Arter takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save.

56:45

Steve Cook crosses the ball.

56:36

Charlie Daniels takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Holmes.

56:17

Michael Symes delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark McChrystal.

55:40

Lucas Akins takes a shot. Save by Darryl Flahavan.

54:10

A cross is delivered by Robbie Weir, clearance made by Stephane Zubar. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Martin Devaney from the right by-line, save by Darryl Flahavan.

52:35

Effort from just outside the box by John Welsh goes over the bar.

51:52

Charlie Daniels crosses the ball, clearance by Ian Goodison.

50:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Cook by Lucas Akins. Steve Cook restarts play with the free kick.

49:10

Corner taken by Charlie Daniels.

49:03

Centre by Simon Francis, clearance made by Danny Holmes.

47:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mustafa Tiryaki. Indirect free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

47:23

Simon Francis crosses the ball, Paul Rachubka makes a comfortable save.

46:10

Danny Holmes has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Lateef Elford-Alliyu goes off and Lucas Akins comes on.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:57

James Wallace produces a cross, Darryl Flahavan makes a save.

44:36

Martin Devaney delivers the ball.

43:55

The ball is sent over by Harry Arter, save by Paul Rachubka.

43:09

Robbie Weir challenges Simon Francis unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Marc Pugh, Wesley Thomas takes a shot.

42:45

Centre by Charlie Daniels.

41:36

Direct free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

41:36 Booking

Booking The referee books James Wallace for unsporting behaviour.

41:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Arter by James Wallace.

39:33

James Wallace produces a cross, Stephen Purches makes a clearance.

38:36

The official flags Ian Goodison offside. Free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

38:01

Stephane Zubar challenges Mustafa Tiryaki unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark McChrystal takes the direct free kick.

35:51

Shot on goal by Harry Arter from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

35:06

Unfair challenge on Wes Fogden by Lateef Elford-Alliyu results in a free kick. Stephane Zubar takes the direct free kick.

34:14

Unfair challenge on Steve Cook by Lateef Elford-Alliyu results in a free kick. Darryl Flahavan takes the direct free kick.

32:10

The ball is delivered by Simon Francis, blocked by David Buchanan. Corner taken by Charlie Daniels from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Marc Pugh misses to the left of the target.

31:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan by Wesley Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

31:26

Marc Pugh produces a cross, David Buchanan makes a clearance.

29:54

Charlie Daniels provided the assist for the goal.

29:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc Pugh - Bournem'th 2 - 1 Tranmere A goal is scored by Marc Pugh from 35 yards. Bournemouth 2-1 Tranmere.

29:31

The ball is delivered by Michael Symes, blocked by John Welsh. Corner taken short by Charlie Daniels.

28:36

Unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by James Wallace results in a free kick. Steve Cook takes the free kick.

27:12

Outswinging corner taken by Martin Devaney, Effort on goal by James Wallace from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

26:33

Martin Devaney fouled by Simon Francis, the ref awards a free kick. Mark McChrystal restarts play with the free kick.

24:50

Stephen Purches has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

24:08

Simon Francis fouled by Martin Devaney, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Daniels.

22:14

The ball is sent over by Simon Francis, blocked by David Buchanan.

21:30

The ball is sent over by Steve Cook, John Welsh makes a clearance.

21:20

Charlie Daniels sends in a cross, blocked by John Welsh.

21:02

Foul by James Wallace on Wes Fogden, free kick awarded. Stephen Purches restarts play with the free kick.

19:46

Simon Francis sends in a cross, Danny Holmes manages to make a clearance.

19:33

The ball is crossed by Charlie Daniels, John Welsh manages to make a clearance.

18:39

The ball is delivered by David Buchanan, Stephane Zubar makes a clearance.

17:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Wesley Thomas - Bournem'th 1 - 1 Tranmere Wesley Thomas finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Bournemouth 1-1 Tranmere.

15:54

Marc Pugh is caught offside. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

15:02

Shot from just outside the box by James Wallace misses to the left of the goal.

12:57

John Welsh challenges Harry Arter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

11:34

Centre by Stephane Zubar.

10:51

Unfair challenge on Michael Symes by David Buchanan results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Marc Pugh from right wing.

8:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mustafa Tiryaki. Darryl Flahavan takes the indirect free kick.

8:00

Foul by Wesley Thomas on David Buchanan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

7:00

A cross is delivered by Danny Holmes.

6:51

The ball is crossed by David Buchanan, clearance by Charlie Daniels.

3:44

Assist on the goal came from Mustafa Tiryaki.

3:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Martin Devaney - Bournem'th 0 - 1 Tranmere Goal scored by Martin Devaney from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bournemouth 0-1 Tranmere.

3:09

Wesley Thomas has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

2:36

Corner taken right-footed by Martin Devaney, clearance made by Wesley Thomas.

2:25

The ball is sent over by Martin Devaney, blocked by Charlie Daniels.

2:01

Lateef Elford-Alliyu delivers the ball, Wesley Thomas makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Martin Devaney.

1:43

Mustafa Tiryaki takes a shot. Save made by Darryl Flahavan. Lateef Elford-Alliyu takes a short corner.

1:04

The ball is swung over by Charlie Daniels, Effort from close in by Wes Fogden goes wide left of the target.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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