Eddie Howe's AFC Bournemouth stretched their unbeaten run to 12 matches with victory at lowly Scunthorpe United.

Top scorer Lewis Grabban fired in from an angle to put the Cherries in front.

The hosts missed a golden chance to equalise when Steven Cook handled in the box, only for David James to keep out Mike Grella's penalty.

Steve Mildenhall's clearance rebounded in off Wes Fogden for a bizarre second, and despite Karl Hawley's successful spot-kick, the Cherries held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The reaction (to going 2-0 down) was what I was looking for as it's been the reaction which has been our Achilles heel.

"We didn't give in, we've stood tall and in the second half we've had a right go. That's something we have wanted to see visually from everybody.

"We'll always look (at the penalty miss) as it was a defining moment in the game."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told BBC Radio Solent:

"We got the two goal lead which we'd love to have made three and killed the game but we didn't.

I thought we were seeing the game out in a comfortable manner and there were a couple of decisions in there that I really found baffling, the two penalties, but we did well to see the game out in the end. To come away having two penalties given against us that weren't, it's great to get three points.

"We want to be coming to every ground in League One believing we're going to win. You need that belief to be successful and hopefully we're developing it."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Scunthorpe

  • 26 Mildenhall
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 15 Canavan
  • 21 Newey
  • 28 McChrystal Booked
  • 07 Ryan (Djeziri - 90' )
  • 08 Mozika
  • 16 Duffy
  • 10 Grella (Wootton - 82' )
  • 11 Barcham (Collins - 76' )
  • 22 Hawley

Substitutes

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 14 Gibbons
  • 18 Hughes
  • 19 Collins
  • 24 Wootton
  • 29 Djeziri

Bournemouth

  • 34 James
  • 02 Francis
  • 03 Cook
  • 13 Elphick
  • 07 Pugh (McQuoid - 74' )
  • 11 Daniels Booked
  • 12 Fogden (Partington - 89' )
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 32 O'Kane Booked
  • 22 Grabban
  • 40 Pitman

Substitutes

  • 37 Buchel
  • 06 Partington
  • 17 McQuoid
  • 23 McDermott
  • 14 Demouge
  • 18 Tubbs
  • 33 Fletcher
Ref: Duncan
Att: 2,875

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

4 4

Corners

3 4

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:50 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:57

The ball is delivered by Eunan O'Kane, save made by Steve Mildenhall.

90:00 +2:44

Free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

90:00 +2:44 Booking

Booking Mark McChrystal is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:39

Unfair challenge on Brett Pitman by Mark McChrystal results in a free kick.

90:00 +0:38 Substitution

Substitution Adda Djeziri on for Jimmy Ryan.

90:00 +0:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Newey on Lewis Grabban. Eunan O'Kane takes the direct free kick.

88:23 Substitution

Substitution Joe Partington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wes Fogden.

88:23

Karl Hawley has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

87:54

Centre by Mark Duffy, clearance by Tommy Elphick.

86:46

The ball is delivered by Lewis Grabban.

85:28

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Ryan, Steve Cook manages to make a clearance.

84:33

Foul by Damien Mozika on Brett Pitman, free kick awarded. Steve Cook takes the direct free kick.

82:19

Effort from outside the penalty area by Mark Duffy goes wide left of the goal.

81:03 Substitution

Substitution Mike Grella goes off and Jamie Wootton comes on.

80:33

Charlie Daniels produces a cross, clearance made by Mark McChrystal.

79:14

The ball is swung over by Charlie Daniels, Effort from 12 yards by Brett Pitman. Save by Steve Mildenhall. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Pitman from the left by-line.

75:12 Substitution

Substitution Michael Collins replaces Andy Barcham.

74:26 Booking

Booking Charlie Daniels booked for time wasting.

72:50 Substitution

Substitution (Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Josh McQuoid coming on for Marc Pugh.

72:50

Eunan O'Kane produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

71:32

The ball is crossed by Lewis Grabban.

70:27

Jimmy Ryan concedes a free kick for a foul on Eunan O'Kane. Eunan O'Kane takes the direct free kick.

68:57

The ball is sent over by Karl Hawley, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance. Damien Mozika takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

68:33

A cross is delivered by Charlie Daniels, clearance by Tom Newey.

67:13

Tom Newey crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Tommy Elphick.

67:13 Booking

Booking Caution for Eunan O'Kane.

67:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eunan O'Kane on Jimmy Ryan.

66:06

Simon Francis fouled by Andy Barcham, the ref awards a free kick. David James restarts play with the free kick.

64:17

Marc Pugh challenges Jimmy Ryan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

63:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Hawley - Scunthorpe 1 - 2 Bournem'th Placed penalty scored by Karl Hawley. Scunthorpe 1-2 Bournemouth.

61:57

Handball decision goes against Shaun MacDonald.

58:50

Wes Fogden crosses the ball, save made by Steve Mildenhall.

58:23

Tom Newey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Fogden. Direct free kick taken by Simon Francis.

57:57

The ball is delivered by Mark Duffy.

56:57

Lewis Grabban has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

56:04

Tom Newey produces a cross, Shot from 12 yards from Damien Mozika. Save by David James.

54:23

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Duffy, Simon Francis makes a clearance.

53:47

Andy Barcham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Fogden. Simon Francis takes the direct free kick.

53:04

Simon Francis concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Barcham. Direct free kick taken by Tom Newey.

51:03

Charlie Daniels produces a cross.

47:23

Simon Francis sends in a cross.

45:22

Simon Francis crosses the ball, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:00

Karl Hawley is caught offside. Free kick taken by David James.

45:00 +0:05

Centre by Marc Pugh, clearance made by Tom Newey. Simon Francis crosses the ball, clearance by Niall Canavan.

43:48

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, Brett Pitman makes a clearance.

43:19

Simon Francis crosses the ball, save by Steve Mildenhall.

41:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Hawley on Brett Pitman. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Pugh, save by Steve Mildenhall.

41:39

Charlie Daniels crosses the ball, Mark McChrystal manages to make a clearance.

39:30

Wes Fogden concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien Mozika. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

39:05

Centre by Mark Duffy, clearance by Tommy Elphick.

38:36

Karl Hawley has an effort at goal. Blocked by Steve Cook.

37:29

Simon Francis challenges Andy Barcham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

34:14

Centre by Lewis Grabban, Jimmy Ryan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Daniels from the right by-line played to the near post. Unfair challenge on Steve Mildenhall by Tommy Elphick results in a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

33:22

Effort from just outside the box by Karl Hawley goes over the bar.

32:24

The ball is sent over by Mark Duffy, clearance by Shaun MacDonald. Mark Duffy produces a cross, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance.

31:47

Foul by Shaun MacDonald on Karl Hawley, free kick awarded. Jimmy Ryan takes the free kick.

30:50

Mike Grella fouled by Shaun MacDonald, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Duffy from right channel, clearance by Brett Pitman.

29:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Wes Fogden - Scunthorpe 0 - 2 Bournem'th Wes Fogden gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-2 Bournemouth.

28:07 Penalty

Penalty taken by Mike Grella is saved by David James. Scunthorpe 0-1 Bournemouth.

27:06

The referee penalises Charlie Daniels for handball.

26:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Scunthorpe 0 - 1 Bournem'th Lewis Grabban finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-1 Bournemouth.

25:54

A cross is delivered by Simon Francis, Marc Pugh takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.

25:26

Niall Canavan concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Grabban. Free kick taken by Tommy Elphick.

23:04

Corner taken by Charlie Daniels from the right by-line, clearance made by Damien Mozika.

21:41

Shot by Andy Barcham. Save by David James.

19:31

Simon Francis crosses the ball, clearance made by Niall Canavan.

19:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Ribeiro on Brett Pitman. Brett Pitman takes the direct free kick.

18:39

Mike Grella gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun MacDonald. Shaun MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

17:53

The offside flag is raised against Mike Grella. David James restarts play with the free kick.

16:31

Lewis Grabban is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

15:34

Effort from just outside the box by Christian Ribeiro goes over the bar.

14:08

Lewis Grabban concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark McChrystal. Direct free kick taken by Mark Duffy.

13:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Duffy by Charlie Daniels. Christian Ribeiro takes the free kick.

10:32

Corner taken by Charlie Daniels from the right by-line played to the near post, Steve Mildenhall makes a save. Centre by Lewis Grabban, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Brett Pitman misses to the right of the target.

8:25

The offside flag is raised against Karl Hawley. Tommy Elphick takes the free kick.

7:05

Shot by Karl Hawley. Save made by David James. Corner taken by Mark Duffy from the right by-line.

1:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Grella by Marc Pugh. Christian Ribeiro takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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