Lewis Grabban's seventh goal in seven games set Bournemouth on their way to a Boxing Day win over Yeovil, stretching their unbeaten run to 14 games.

Grabban put them ahead when he shrugged off his marker to feed Marc Pugh, and met Pugh's cross with a low shot.

Dominic Blizzard went close twice for Yeovil, who slipped further behind when Simon Francis centred for Harry Arter to fire into the top left corner.

Brett Pitman added a late third from the spot after Luke Ayling handled.

Yeovil keeper Marek Stech, who played one game on loan for Bournemouth in December 2009, had earlier kept his side in the game at 1-0, getting down well to block efforts from Grabban, Pitman and Pugh.

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told BBC Radio Solent:

"I thought the second half was a lot better than the first - once we got the first goal it certainly settled us down and it could have been five or six in the end.

"Teams will come here and make it difficult and Yeovil were no different. Teams come here to shut up shop.

"When they made the change in the second half it opened it up - we looked like we could score with every attack.

"It was a great move for the first goal, the best move of the half. [Lewis] Grabban was in a great position. It was great to see Brett [Pitman] on the score sheet and the second goal was great as well."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Bournemouth

  • 34 James
  • 02 Francis
  • 03 Cook
  • 13 Elphick Booked
  • 07 Pugh
  • 08 Arter Booked
  • 11 Daniels
  • 12 Fogden (McQuoid - 65' )
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 22 Grabban (Hughes - 88' )
  • 40 Pitman (McDermott - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 06 Partington
  • 17 McQuoid
  • 23 McDermott
  • 26 Hughes
  • 18 Tubbs
  • 33 Fletcher

Yeovil

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Hinds (Marsh-Brown - 66' )
  • 05 Webster (Ugwu - 86' )
  • 18 Burn Booked
  • 06 Blizzard
  • 08 Upson
  • 10 Williams (Reid - 50' )
  • 09 Hayter
  • 17 Madden

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 24 Brundle
  • 07 Marsh-Brown
  • 11 Reid
  • 19 Ugwu
Ref: Scott
Att: 8,016

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

10 6

Corners

5 5

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:38 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:24

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, blocked by Dominic Blizzard.

90:00 +0:15

Unfair challenge on Edward Upson by Richard Hughes results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from James McAllister, save by David James.

89:39

Simon Francis delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Josh McQuoid misses to the left of the target.

89:12

The ball is swung over by Paddy Madden, clearance made by Donal McDermott.

88:45

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James McAllister.

87:39 Substitution

Substitution Donal McDermott comes on in place of Brett Pitman.

87:16 Substitution

Substitution Richard Hughes is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Grabban.

85:53 Substitution

Substitution Gozie Ugwu replaces Byron Webster.

85:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Pitman - Bournem'th 3 - 0 Yeovil Brett Pitman scores a placed penalty. Bournemouth 3-0 Yeovil.

84:35

Luke Ayling is penalised for handball and concedes a .

84:27

Simon Francis sends in a cross.

82:46

Unfair challenge on Edward Upson by Harry Arter results in a free kick. James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

81:37

Corner taken by James McAllister from the left by-line played to the near post, Dan Burn takes a shot. Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.

79:54

Keanu Marsh-Brown produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

79:54 Booking

Booking Tommy Elphick receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

79:47

James Hayter fouled by Tommy Elphick, the ref awards a free kick.

79:11

Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

78:53

The ball is swung over by Paddy Madden.

78:21

Steve Cook gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dominic Blizzard. Free kick crossed left-footed by James McAllister from right channel, Simon Francis makes a clearance.

77:35

Harry Arter sends in a cross, Luke Ayling gets a block in. Corner taken by Brett Pitman from the left by-line to the near post.

77:22

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Blocked by Marek Stech.

75:48

Marc Pugh produces a cross, Luke Ayling manages to make a clearance.

73:29

Shot from close range by Brett Pitman misses to the left of the target.

72:20

Assist on the goal came from Simon Francis.

72:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Arter - Bournem'th 2 - 0 Yeovil Harry Arter finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Bournemouth 2-0 Yeovil.

72:08

A cross is delivered by Simon Francis.

71:30

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

69:54

The ball is crossed by James Hayter, Header from deep inside the area by Dominic Blizzard goes over the bar.

68:59

The ball is sent over by Reuben Reid, blocked by Charlie Daniels. James McAllister takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Steve Cook.

68:10

Dan Burn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Grabban. Brett Pitman takes the direct free kick.

66:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by James McAllister, clearance by Steve Cook.

65:54

Dominic Blizzard takes a shot. Save by David James.

64:53 Substitution

Substitution Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Richard Hinds.

64:53 Substitution

Substitution Josh McQuoid replaces Wes Fogden.

64:00

Brett Pitman takes a shot. Richard Hinds gets a block in. Brett Pitman takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Dan Burn.

63:01

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh.

60:28

Marc Pugh fouled by Luke Ayling, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Cook.

59:34

Charlie Daniels delivers the ball, clearance by Reuben Reid. Harry Arter takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

58:59

Charlie Daniels delivers the ball, blocked by Reuben Reid.

58:48

Unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Luke Ayling results in a free kick. Marc Pugh takes the free kick.

58:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wes Fogden by James McAllister. Free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

56:00

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Blocked by Marek Stech. Corner taken short by Brett Pitman. Marc Pugh delivers the ball, Marek Stech makes a save.

53:05

The ball is crossed by Lewis Grabban, clearance by Richard Hinds.

52:22

Inswinging corner taken by James McAllister from the right by-line.

52:10

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

51:50

Simon Francis challenges Paddy Madden unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by James McAllister, clearance by Steve Cook.

51:20

Eunan O'Kane takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.

51:13

A cross is delivered by Simon Francis, clearance by Edward Upson.

51:05

Centre by Eunan O'Kane.

49:58 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Williams goes off and Reuben Reid comes on.

49:17

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Daniels, Edward Upson manages to make a clearance.

48:06

The ball is swung over by Simon Francis, Richard Hinds manages to make a clearance.

47:42

Gavin Williams sends in a cross, save by David James.

47:00

Marc Pugh concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Williams. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:30 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:10

James McAllister sends in a cross.

44:39

The ball is swung over by Simon Francis.

44:29

The ball is swung over by Marc Pugh, Dan Burn makes a clearance.

43:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis Grabban. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.

43:10

Simon Francis sends in a cross, Richard Hinds manages to make a clearance.

41:56

Strike comes in from Charlie Daniels from the free kick, James McAllister gets a block in.

41:56 Booking

Booking Dan Burn booked.

41:38

Dan Burn concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Fogden.

39:05

Gavin Williams crosses the ball, Charlie Daniels gets a block in.

38:29

Unfair challenge on Luke Ayling by Lewis Grabban results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.

36:46

Unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Gavin Williams results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Brett Pitman from left wing, save made by Marek Stech.

35:57

Simon Francis produces a cross.

35:25

Inswinging corner taken by Brett Pitman, clearance made by Byron Webster.

35:18

Centre by Lewis Grabban, Luke Ayling makes a clearance.

33:39

Effort from inside the area by Lewis Grabban misses to the right of the goal.

33:23

The ball is swung over by Gavin Williams, save made by David James.

32:36

Dan Burn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane. Simon Francis takes the free kick.

31:38

Assist by Marc Pugh.

31:38 Goal scored

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

31:23

The ball is crossed by Marc Pugh,

29:05

Charlie Daniels produces a cross, Dan Burn makes a clearance.

27:30

James Hayter sends in a cross, clearance by Simon Francis.

26:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Brett Pitman. Byron Webster takes the direct free kick.

25:56

James McAllister sends in a cross, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance.

25:41

Dominic Blizzard takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Francis.

24:32

James McAllister takes a shot. David James makes a save.

21:27

Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

19:41

James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

19:41 Booking

Booking The referee shows Harry Arter a yellow card.

19:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dominic Blizzard by Harry Arter.

18:48

Dan Burn produces a cross, save by David James.

18:34

The ball is sent over by Dan Burn, clearance by Tommy Elphick.

17:34

Luke Ayling takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Cook.

15:46

Luke Ayling delivers the ball, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance.

14:49

Charlie Daniels produces a cross. Wes Fogden takes a shot. Blocked by Dan Burn. Shot from just outside the box by Eunan O'Kane goes over the bar.

14:05

A cross is delivered by Charlie Daniels. Simon Francis sends in a cross, Luke Ayling manages to make a clearance.

11:40

Simon Francis sends in a cross.

11:20

James McAllister crosses the ball, Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.

10:07

Centre by Simon Francis.

6:37

Paddy Madden has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

6:15

The ball is swung over by Dan Burn.

6:06

Gavin Williams delivers the ball, clearance made by Simon Francis.

3:33

A cross is delivered by Lewis Grabban, Byron Webster makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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