Charlie Daniels ensured Bournemouth ended the season with a cheer after victory over Preston.

After a dour first half, Luke Clark fouled Donal McDermott inside the area shortly after the break, allowing Daniels to stroke home from the spot.

After being played through against North End keeper Andreas Arestidou, Wes Thomas slipped and wasted a gilt-edged chance to double the advantage.

Defeat means that the visitors have won just three times under Graham Westley.

Bournemouth caretaker boss Paul Groves told BBC Radio Solent:

"We've allowed to teams to get themselves back in it but today we've worked extremely hard and shut them out and they've not had too many opportunities throughout.

On Steve Fletcher, Groves added: "He's somebody that has served this football club very, very well over his period here. He' somebody that loves the football club but he's been a factor as well, he's scored goals and saved goals. In both boxes he's extremely effective."

Paul Groves on his future: "It's been a hectic few weeks so I think over the course of the next week-to-10 days everybody will sit down and reflect and the board will make a decision.

"There are lots of areas that needs to be addressed but if they are then I'm sure this football club is more than capable. With the backing that the owners are prepared to give this football club can make strides to go forwards."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

AFC Bournemouth

  • 01 Jalal
  • 18 Francis
  • 34 Addison
  • 40 Zubar
  • 04 Cooper Booked
  • 07 Pugh
  • 11 Daniels
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 32 McDermott (Wakefield - 61' )
  • 09 Thomas
  • 14 Taylor (Fletcher - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Flahavan
  • 22 Malone
  • 15 Gregory
  • 39 Wakefield
  • 33 Fletcher

Preston

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 06 Morgan Booked
  • 26 Wright
  • 42 Hunt Booked
  • 08 Coutts
  • 14 Hayhurst (Robertson - 36' Booked )
  • 16 Mayor
  • 35 Ehmer
  • 36 Clark (Holroyd - 58' )
  • 09 Proctor (Nicholson - 70' )
  • 39 Cummins

Substitutes

  • 02 Gray
  • 05 Robertson
  • 10 Nicholson
  • 38 Procter
  • 37 Holroyd
Ref: Hooper
Att: 6,267

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

4 5

Corners

8 5

Fouls

18 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:10 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +1:10

Foul by Bailey Wright on Wesley Thomas, free kick awarded. Simon Francis takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:01

A cross is delivered by Barry Nicholson, Simon Francis makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:35

Max Ehmer takes a shot. Shaun MacDonald gets a block in.

89:07

Wesley Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Hunt. Free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.

87:54

Centre by Simon Francis.

86:59

The ball is swung over by Nicky Hunt.

85:36

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor from the right by-line, Shwan Jalal makes a comfortable save.

84:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Fletcher on Max Ehmer. Direct free kick taken by Bailey Wright.

84:20

Barry Nicholson delivers the ball.

83:58

Shaun Cooper concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Coutts. Free kick taken by Barry Nicholson.

82:56

The ball is delivered by Charlie Daniels, Bailey Wright manages to make a clearance.

81:17

A cross is delivered by Graham Cummins.

80:42

Shaun Cooper concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Cummins. Paul Coutts takes the free kick.

79:24

Foul by Graham Cummins on Marc Pugh, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Marc Pugh, Paul Coutts manages to make a clearance.

79:08

Foul by Chris Robertson on Wesley Thomas, free kick awarded. Marc Pugh restarts play with the free kick.

78:41

Centre by Bailey Wright.

76:35

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

76:02

Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh, clearance made by Bailey Wright.

75:57

The ball is crossed by Shaun MacDonald.

75:34

Effort on goal by Paul Coutts from 20 yards. Blocked by Shaun MacDonald.

74:56

The offside flag is raised against Wesley Thomas. Free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.

74:10

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, comfortable save by Andreas Arestidou.

74:00

Simon Francis crosses the ball.

71:00

The ball is crossed by Wesley Thomas.

70:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against Barry Nicholson. Indirect free kick taken by Shwan Jalal.

69:29 Substitution

Substitution Barry Nicholson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Proctor.

69:19

Charlie Daniels delivers the ball.

69:00

Foul by Max Ehmer on Josh Wakefield, free kick awarded. Shaun Cooper takes the direct free kick.

67:14

Simon Francis crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

66:18

Shaun Cooper challenges Paul Coutts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

61:46

Centre by Charlie Daniels, Bailey Wright makes a clearance.

61:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bailey Wright on Josh Wakefield. Direct free kick taken by Marc Pugh.

60:36 Substitution

Substitution Steve Fletcher is brought on as a substitute for Lyle Taylor.

60:13 Substitution

Substitution Donal McDermott leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Wakefield.

59:28

Paul Coutts decides to take a short corner.

59:21

Danny Mayor produces a cross, Shaun MacDonald gets a block in.

59:04

Chris Robertson takes the direct free kick.

59:04 Booking

Booking Shaun Cooper goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

58:59

Shaun Cooper challenges Chris Holroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick.

58:48

Marc Pugh crosses the ball, save by Andreas Arestidou.

57:38 Substitution

Substitution Luke Clark goes off and Chris Holroyd comes on.

56:29

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor played to the near post, clearance made by Wesley Thomas.

53:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Donal McDermott. Andreas Arestidou takes the direct free kick.

52:52

Marc Pugh takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Paul Coutts.

52:42

The ball is swung over by Simon Francis, blocked by Danny Mayor.

51:19

The ball is sent over by Danny Mayor.

50:21

Assist on the goal came from Donal McDermott.

50:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Daniels - Bournem'th 1 - 0 Preston Charlie Daniels scores a power penalty. Bournemouth 1-0 Preston.

49:44

Luke Clark concedes a Penalty for a foul on Donal McDermott.

49:22

Shot from 18 yards by Lyle Taylor. Blocked by Craig Morgan.

48:08

Stephane Zubar takes the free kick.

48:08 Booking

Booking Chris Robertson booked for unsporting behaviour.

47:55

Wesley Thomas fouled by Chris Robertson, the ref awards a free kick.

47:49

Danny Mayor delivers the ball, clearance made by Shaun Cooper.

46:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miles Addison on Graham Cummins. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Coutts.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +5:03 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +4:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Hunt by Lyle Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Hunt.

45:00 +4:13

The ball is sent over by Paul Coutts, Max Ehmer takes a shot. Save made by Shwan Jalal.

45:00 +3:21

Danny Mayor takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Wesley Thomas.

45:00 +3:17

The ball is sent over by Nicky Hunt, blocked by Wesley Thomas.

45:00 +3:06

Max Ehmer fouled by Simon Francis, the ref awards a free kick. Max Ehmer restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +2:31

Simon Francis delivers the ball.

45:00 +1:03

Corner taken by Danny Mayor, Simon Francis makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:51

Max Ehmer has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Fantastic save by Shwan Jalal.

43:59

Luke Clark concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun MacDonald. Shaun MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

41:48

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by Bailey Wright.

41:48 Booking

Booking Craig Morgan is given a yellow card.

41:41

Foul by Craig Morgan on Marc Pugh, free kick awarded.

40:30

Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh.

40:24

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, blocked by Bailey Wright.

39:26

The ball is crossed by Marc Pugh, Andreas Arestidou makes a comfortable save.

38:40

Jamie Proctor produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

36:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh, Miles Addison concedes a free kick for a foul on Bailey Wright. Free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.

36:40

Shot by Marc Pugh. Save made by Andreas Arestidou.

35:41 Substitution

Substitution Chris Robertson on for William Hayhurst.

35:30

Wesley Thomas has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

33:36

Danny Mayor produces a cross, clearance made by Simon Francis.

31:55

William Hayhurst fouled by Shaun Cooper, the ref awards a free kick. Andreas Arestidou takes the free kick.

30:20

Donal McDermott concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Morgan. Andreas Arestidou takes the free kick.

29:09

Strike comes in from Shaun Cooper from the free kick.

29:09 Booking

Booking Nicky Hunt goes into the referee's book.

29:04

Nicky Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas.

28:19

Bailey Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh. Marc Pugh takes the direct free kick.

27:18

Miles Addison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Cummins. Paul Coutts takes the direct free kick.

26:58

Effort from the edge of the area by Marc Pugh goes wide of the right-hand upright.

19:03

Paul Coutts produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

18:14

Donal McDermott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Clark. Craig Morgan takes the direct free kick.

16:06

Graham Cummins concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun MacDonald. Free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

15:29

Effort on goal by Charlie Daniels from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

14:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Max Ehmer on Lyle Taylor. Marc Pugh delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Graham Cummins manages to make a clearance.

13:49

Donal McDermott challenges William Hayhurst unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.

12:48

Marc Pugh has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

12:03

Shot by Shaun MacDonald. Blocked by Craig Morgan.

11:56

Marc Pugh produces a cross, Nicky Hunt manages to make a clearance.

9:36

Foul by Luke Clark on Marc Pugh, free kick awarded. Shwan Jalal takes the direct free kick.

9:20

Jamie Proctor produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Comfortable save by Andreas Arestidou.

7:59

Unfair challenge on Andreas Arestidou by Stephane Zubar results in a free kick. Andreas Arestidou takes the free kick.

7:25

Outswinging corner taken by Marc Pugh, comfortable save by Andreas Arestidou.

6:51

A cross is delivered by Shaun MacDonald, Max Ehmer makes a clearance.

6:15

Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh, Max Ehmer manages to make a clearance.

5:48

Corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Paul Coutts.

5:40

Centre by Simon Francis, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.

4:11

Miles Addison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Cummins. Bailey Wright takes the free kick.

3:41

Unfair challenge on Simon Francis by Graham Cummins results in a free kick. Shwan Jalal restarts play with the free kick.

2:26

A cross is delivered by Nicky Hunt,

0:39

Lyle Taylor takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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