Lewis Grabban hit a second-half hat-trick as Bournemouth beat Oldham to continue their revival under manager Eddie Howe.

Grabban gave the Cherries the lead when he latched on to Harry Arter's pass, before doubling his tally a minute later with another smart finish.

He completed his hat-trick following up after Arter, who had been brought down, saw his penalty saved by Dean Bouzanis.

Charlie Daniels' header made it four, before Matt Smith's nodded consolation.

Bournemouth have now won seven of eight unbeaten matches under returning boss Howe, while Oldham have now lost three in a row.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told BBC Radio Solent:

"It was a slow start. I think it was a little bit bitty first half but I think the pleasing thing from my perspective was we weren't at our best, but we didn't concede and came in level at half time.

"We were desperate for that first goal and when it came it was great. It was right at the start of the second half, it picked the crowd up and from that point on we looked quite comfortable.

"I thought Lewis Grabban took his goals really well. I thought the second goal especially was a great finish."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Bournemouth

  • 34 James
  • 02 Francis
  • 13 Elphick
  • 24 Addison
  • 07 Pugh (McDermott - 84' Booked )
  • 08 Arter Booked (O'Kane - 79' )
  • 11 Daniels
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 17 McQuoid
  • 22 Grabban (Fogden - 77' )
  • 28 Barnard

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 03 Cook
  • 12 Fogden
  • 23 McDermott
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 18 Tubbs
  • 33 Fletcher

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 03 Grounds Booked
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 16 Byrne
  • 23 Wabara
  • 07 Croft (Sutherland - 59' )
  • 22 M'changama (Winchester - 77' Booked )
  • 09 Derbyshire
  • 10 Simpson (Smith - 58' )
  • 11 Montano
  • 20 Baxter Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak
  • 02 Brown
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 24 Hughes
  • 26 Winchester
  • 28 Sutherland
  • 14 Smith
Ref: Rushton
Att: 6,118

Match Stats

Shots

14 7

On target

8 1

Corners

8 0

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:04 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +5:02

Effort on goal by Josh McQuoid from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

90:00 +4:56

The ball is sent over by Simon Francis.

90:00 +3:17 Booking

Booking The referee shows Carl Winchester a yellow card.

90:00 +3:11

Eunan O'Kane fouled by Cristian Montano, the ref awards a free kick. Josh McQuoid takes the indirect free kick. Corner taken short by Donal McDermott.

90:00 +2:33

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by Carl Winchester.

90:00 +2:04

Short corner taken by Simon Francis from the right by-line.

90:00 +1:56

Simon Francis delivers the ball, clearance by Cliff Byrne.

90:00 +0:47 Booking

Booking The referee shows Donal McDermott a yellow card.

90:00 +0:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Reece Wabara by Donal McDermott. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Smith.

89:34

Josh McQuoid concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Winchester. Free kick taken by Reece Wabara.

88:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Barnard. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

87:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Smith on Tommy Elphick. David James takes the indirect free kick.

86:46

Charlie Daniels sends in a cross, Matt Smith makes a clearance.

85:10

Assist on the goal came from Reece Wabara.

85:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Smith - Bournem'th 4 - 1 Oldham Matt Smith finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bournemouth 4-1 Oldham.

85:10

A cross is delivered by Reece Wabara,

84:24

Jonathan Grounds produces a cross, clearance made by Miles Addison.

83:12 Substitution

Substitution (Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Donal McDermott coming on for Marc Pugh.

83:12

Cliff Byrne concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Pugh. Donal McDermott restarts play with the free kick.

80:57

The assist for the goal came from Marc Pugh.

80:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Daniels - Bournem'th 4 - 0 Oldham Charlie Daniels scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Bournemouth 4-0 Oldham.

80:00

Marc Pugh fouled by Cristian Montano, the ref awards a free kick. Marc Pugh restarts play with the free kick,

78:47

Eunan O'Kane concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Smith. The ball is crossed by Jose Baxter, Matt Derbyshire has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

78:16 Substitution

Substitution Eunan O'Kane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Harry Arter.

77:54

Harry Arter produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

77:35

Lee Barnard fouled by Jose Baxter, the ref awards a free kick. Harry Arter takes the indirect free kick.

76:50 Substitution

Substitution (Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Wes Fogden coming on for Lewis Grabban.

76:21 Substitution

Substitution Carl Winchester joins the action as a substitute, replacing Youssouf M'Changama.

72:11

Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh to the near post, Reece Wabara makes a clearance.

71:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Bournem'th 3 - 0 Oldham Goal scored by Lewis Grabban from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Bournemouth 3-0 Oldham.

71:27 Penalty

A save by Dean Bouzanis from penalty by Harry Arter. Bournemouth 2-0 Oldham.

69:53

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Arter by Jean Yves Mvoto.

69:21 Booking

Booking Jose Baxter booked for unsporting behaviour.

68:31

Jose Baxter concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Arter. Free kick taken by David James.

66:06

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save made by Dean Bouzanis.

65:46

Josh McQuoid delivers the ball, clearance by Youssouf M'Changama.

64:59

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

63:37

Lee Barnard concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Baxter. Jose Baxter crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Miles Addison.

62:13

Jose Baxter takes a shot. David James makes a save.

61:13

The ball is swung over by Cristian Montano.

59:04

Unfair challenge on Jean Yves Mvoto by Lee Barnard results in a free kick. Jonathan Grounds takes the free kick.

58:54

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Grounds, Josh McQuoid gets a block in.

58:10 Substitution

Substitution Chris Sutherland replaces Lee Croft.

57:34 Substitution

Substitution Matt Smith replaces Robbie Simpson.

56:17

Shaun MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson. Strike on goal comes in from Youssouf M'Changama from the free kick.

55:01

Centre by Marc Pugh.

54:47

The offside flag is raised against Lewis Grabban. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

54:00

Assist on the goal came from Simon Francis.

54:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Bournem'th 2 - 0 Oldham A goal is scored by Lewis Grabban from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bournemouth 2-0 Oldham.

53:39

Centre by Simon Francis,

52:13

Harry Arter provided the assist for the goal.

52:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Bournem'th 1 - 0 Oldham Lewis Grabban gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Bournemouth 1-0 Oldham.

51:04

The ball is crossed by Josh McQuoid, save by Dean Bouzanis.

49:30

Lee Barnard is caught offside. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

48:57

Josh McQuoid takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.

48:49

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, clearance made by Robbie Simpson.

47:31

Unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson by Shaun MacDonald results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

47:13

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, clearance made by Cliff Byrne.

46:48

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, clearance by Jonathan Grounds.

45:09

Lee Barnard challenges Cliff Byrne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:41

Handball by Lee Barnard. Dean Bouzanis takes the indirect free kick.

44:38

Corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line, Foul by Lewis Grabban on Cliff Byrne, free kick awarded. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

44:29

The ball is swung over by Marc Pugh, Cliff Byrne makes a clearance.

43:48

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Daniels from the right by-line, clearance by Jonathan Grounds.

43:01

Foul by Lee Barnard on Jonathan Grounds, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

41:19

Shot by Lee Barnard from outside the box goes high over the target.

38:27

The ball is swung over by Lee Croft.

37:21

Effort on goal by Jose Baxter from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

36:46

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Grounds.

35:55

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

35:03

Shot on goal by Marc Pugh from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

34:32

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Jonathan Grounds gets a block in.

30:19

Lee Croft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Francis. Simon Francis takes the free kick.

28:50

The ball is swung over by Harry Arter. Jonathan Grounds fouled by Lewis Grabban, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

28:36

The ball is crossed by Charlie Daniels, clearance by Cliff Byrne.

28:11

Corner taken short by Josh McQuoid.

26:43

Lee Barnard fouled by Jean Yves Mvoto, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Daniels, save by Dean Bouzanis.

26:06

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh.

25:28

Youssouf M'Changama produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

22:10

The referee blows for offside. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

21:58

The ball is delivered by Charlie Daniels, blocked by Cliff Byrne.

20:28

Robbie Simpson concedes a free kick for a foul on Miles Addison. Indirect free kick taken by David James.

19:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Grabban on Jose Baxter. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.

18:51

The ball is sent over by Harry Arter.

16:51 Booking

Booking Harry Arter receives a caution.

15:57

Harry Arter concedes a free kick for a foul on Youssouf M'Changama. Jose Baxter restarts play with the free kick.

14:35

Simon Francis crosses the ball, blocked by Lee Croft.

14:11 Booking

Booking The referee shows Jonathan Grounds a yellow card.

11:57

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Grounds. Cristian Montano takes a shot. Harry Arter takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Daniels. Blocked by Robbie Simpson.

8:35

The ball is delivered by Simon Francis.

7:55

The official flags Matt Derbyshire offside. David James takes the indirect free kick.

5:16

Effort from range distance by Youssouf M'Changama goes wide of the right-hand upright.

3:47

The ball is swung over by Cristian Montano, David James makes a save.

2:43

Josh McQuoid delivers the ball.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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