Bournemouth all but ended Huddersfield's hopes of automatic promotion from League One with a comfortable victory.

Scott Malone fired in the first from point-blank range after Wes Thomas, who also missed three gilt-edged chances, had a shot blocked on the line.

Marc Pugh added a second after rounding visiting keeper Alex Smithies.

Danny Ward and Diego Arismendi both went close for the Terriers while Gary Roberts sent a late free-kick wide.

Prolific Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes also had a goal-bound effort blocked by defender Miles Addison after Arismendi's shot had caused a scramble in the Bournemouth box.

But the visiting fans dreaming of promotion, after successive play-off failures, will be disappointed with the manner of this defeat, as Thomas's profligacy in front of goal prevented an even bigger upset.

The Cherries may look destined for mid-table but completed a rare league double over Huddersfield - while also handing interim boss Paul Groves his first victory in charge of the hosts.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bournemouth caretaker manager Paul Groves told BBC Radio Solent:

"There was a threat from set-plays from themselves, but I don't recall too many chances and we could've probably run out more comfortable winners in the end with the chances we've had.

"I think, for us, it's a case of take each game as it comes, keep working with the players on a daily basis with the time we do get, as the games have come thick and fast and we'll see what happens at the end of the season.

"I'd like to get a little bit more time on the training ground and do a little bit more work with the players."

Huddersfield Town coach Glynn Snodin told BBC Radio Leeds:

"Everything was right preparation wise and we've come here and we haven't performed and to be honest that's with everybody.

"You get days like this and these are a good footballing side, we made sure that we had to do what we did against Charlton and today we haven't done that.

"We know what we've seen these lads Monday to Friday and they are a pleasure to work with, they're unbelievable and hopefully we can make sure that they put it right where it matters for 90 minutes on Saturday against Preston."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Bournemouth

  • 23 Flahavan
  • 03 Cook
  • 18 Francis
  • 22 Malone
  • 34 Addison
  • 04 Cooper (Partington - 83' )
  • 07 Pugh
  • 12 Fogden
  • 15 Gregory (MacDonald - 57' )
  • 09 Thomas
  • 30 Hines Booked (Taylor - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 40 Zubar
  • 06 Partington
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 14 Taylor

Huddersfield

  • 01 Smithies
  • 02 Woods
  • 05 P Clarke
  • 12 T Clarke Booked
  • 15 Morrison
  • 11 Ward (Roberts - 64' )
  • 16 Arfield Booked
  • 20 Arismendi (Kay - 79' )
  • 22 Robinson
  • 09 Cadamarteri (Lee - 63' )
  • 17 Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 08 Kay
  • 04 Gudjonsson
  • 07 Roberts
  • 19 Lee
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 5,500

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

9 4

Corners

5 5

Fouls

14 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:59 Full time

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

90:00 +4:29

Miles Addison challenges Alan Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Calum Woods takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Alan Lee. Free kick taken by Marc Pugh.

89:14

Gary Roberts fouled by Wes Fogden, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick, Sean Morrison produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

88:31

Unfair challenge on Scott Arfield by Scott Malone results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Steve Cook.

87:40

Lyle Taylor sends in a cross.

86:38

Calum Woods fouled by Lyle Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Smithies takes the direct free kick.

85:52

The referee blows for offside. Darryl Flahavan takes the indirect free kick.

84:54

Sean Morrison takes the direct free kick.

84:54 Substitution

Substitution Lyle Taylor comes on in place of Zavon Hines.

84:54

Steve Cook concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Rhodes.

82:18 Substitution

Substitution (Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Joe Partington coming on for Shaun Cooper.

81:30

Wes Fogden provided the assist for the goal.

81:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc Pugh - Bournem'th 2 - 0 Huddersfld Marc Pugh grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bournemouth 2-0 Huddersfield.

80:56

Foul by Miles Addison on Alan Lee, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Clarke. The ball is swung over by Antony Kay, Steve Cook makes a clearance.

78:15 Substitution

Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Antony Kay coming on for Diego Arismendi.

77:27

Marc Pugh sends in a cross, clearance by Calum Woods. Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh from the right by-line, clearance by Diego Arismendi.

76:20

Simon Francis sends in a cross, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

74:28

Alan Lee challenges Shaun Cooper unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Francis restarts play with the free kick.

72:54

Effort from inside the area by Wesley Thomas misses to the left of the target.

72:30

Anton Robinson fouled by Shaun Cooper, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Clarke takes the free kick.

71:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Malone - Bournem'th 1 - 0 Huddersfld Scott Malone gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Bournemouth 1-0 Huddersfield.

71:22

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Clarke.

70:35

Gary Roberts crosses the ball.

70:00

Corner taken by Gary Roberts, clearance by Wesley Thomas.

68:13

Marc Pugh delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

68:13 Booking

Booking Caution for Scott Arfield.

68:03

Scott Arfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zavon Hines.

67:05

The offside flag is raised against Wesley Thomas. Alex Smithies takes the indirect free kick.

66:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas by Tom Clarke. Steve Cook takes the direct free kick.

65:13

The ball is delivered by Zavon Hines. Effort from inside the area by Wes Fogden misses to the left of the goal.

62:41 Substitution

Substitution Gary Roberts comes on in place of Daniel Ward.

62:41

Marc Pugh fouled by Scott Arfield, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Pugh.

62:03 Substitution

Substitution Alan Lee is brought on as a substitute for Danny Cadamarteri.

60:52

Shaun MacDonald sends in a cross, Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

60:12

Effort from inside the area by Jordan Rhodes misses to the right of the target.

60:07

The ball is crossed by Calum Woods.

59:32

A cross is delivered by Tom Clarke, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance. Scott Arfield delivers a inswinging corner to short, Scott Malone makes a clearance.

58:40

A cross is delivered by Danny Cadamarteri, Steve Cook makes a clearance.

57:28

A cross is delivered by Daniel Ward, clearance made by Steve Cook.

56:43 Substitution

Substitution Shaun MacDonald on for Steven Gregory.

56:43

Daniel Ward crosses the ball, Simon Francis gets a block in.

54:35

Danny Cadamarteri is ruled offside. Steve Cook restarts play with the free kick.

54:01

Danny Cadamarteri is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

52:05

Centre by Simon Francis.

49:16

Shot by Wesley Thomas from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

48:41

Foul by Tom Clarke on Marc Pugh, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Pugh.

48:11

Unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Anton Robinson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Francis.

47:27

Corner taken by Daniel Ward from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Steven Gregory.

46:41

Scott Arfield takes a shot. Steve Cook gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Ward, Diego Arismendi takes a shot. Save by Darryl Flahavan.

46:34

Centre by Daniel Ward, Scott Malone manages to make a clearance.

46:28

A cross is delivered by Tom Clarke, clearance made by Simon Francis.

45:17

Marc Pugh crosses the ball, clearance made by Calum Woods.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:58

The ball is sent over by Danny Cadamarteri, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance.

44:38

Steven Gregory gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Arfield. Tom Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

43:54

Simon Francis fouled by Danny Cadamarteri, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Francis.

42:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Zavon Hines. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

40:32

Marc Pugh crosses the ball, Wesley Thomas produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

40:09

Wesley Thomas delivers the ball, Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

37:51

Inswinging corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line, Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

37:17

Calum Woods is penalised for a handball. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Scott Malone from right wing, Calum Woods makes a clearance.

35:40

A cross is delivered by Scott Malone.

35:18

Danny Cadamarteri crosses the ball, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance.

32:31

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

31:57

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

30:25

Unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes by Shaun Cooper results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Ward, save made by Darryl Flahavan.

30:05

Danny Cadamarteri sends in a cross, clearance by Scott Malone.

29:17

Alex Smithies takes the indirect free kick.

29:17 Booking

Booking Zavon Hines is given a yellow card.

29:04

Zavon Hines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calum Woods.

24:05

The ball is crossed by Marc Pugh, Wesley Thomas has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

24:05 Booking

Booking Booking for Tom Clarke for unsporting behaviour.

23:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Tom Clarke.

23:22

The ball is delivered by Anton Robinson, Darryl Flahavan makes a save.

22:33

Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Clearance by Steve Cook.

22:15

Zavon Hines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Diego Arismendi. Free kick taken by Diego Arismendi. Tom Clarke sends in a cross, Miles Addison makes a clearance.

20:21

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

19:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh played to the near post, Anton Robinson makes a clearance.

19:25

Foul by Anton Robinson on Wesley Thomas, free kick awarded. Steve Cook takes the direct free kick.

18:47

Zavon Hines concedes a free kick for a foul on Diego Arismendi. Calum Woods takes the direct free kick.

18:24

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Save made by Alex Smithies.

15:14

Steve Cook takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

14:52

The ball is crossed by Marc Pugh, Scott Arfield makes a clearance.

14:23

The ball is crossed by Marc Pugh, clearance by Tom Clarke. Inswinging corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Diego Arismendi.

13:47

Simon Francis delivers the ball, clearance by Sean Morrison. Marc Pugh takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Peter Clarke.

11:44

Wes Fogden crosses the ball.

10:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Scott Arfield. Marc Pugh produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

9:59

Foul by Tom Clarke on Zavon Hines, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marc Pugh.

8:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Gregory on Danny Cadamarteri. Daniel Ward has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Darryl Flahavan makes a save.

7:46

Marc Pugh concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Clarke. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

7:14

The official flags Danny Cadamarteri offside. Darryl Flahavan takes the free kick.

6:23

Danny Cadamarteri crosses the ball, blocked by Scott Malone. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward from the right by-line to the near post, save by Darryl Flahavan.

5:02

Wes Fogden takes a shot. Save made by Alex Smithies.

1:59

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, Tom Clarke gets a block in.

1:09

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

0:52

Foul by Anton Robinson on Zavon Hines, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Malone.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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