Lewis Grabban's second-half penalty saw Bournemouth beat Hartlepool to move into the League One play-off places.

The Cherries initially took the lead when Josh McQuoid headed home Simon Francis's cross from close range.

But the hosts levelled when Evan Horwood's free-kick hit the bar and bounced down to allow Jack Baldwin to turn in his first career goal.

However, after Sam Collins had tripped Eunan O'Kane, Grabban slotted home from the spot to earn the three points.

Grabban's penalty condemned Pools to their seventh consecutive home defeat and means they still lie eight points adrift at the foot of the League One table.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 29 Hartley
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 07 Franks
  • 08 Walton (Poole - 67' )
  • 15 Sweeney (Baldwin - 5' )
  • 36 Wyke
  • 39 Howard (Monkhouse - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 31 McHugh
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 22 Holden
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 14 Luscombe
  • 10 Poole
  • 33 James

Bournemouth

  • 01 Jalal
  • 02 Francis
  • 05 Seaborne
  • 13 Elphick
  • 07 Pugh
  • 08 Arter
  • 11 Daniels (Fogden - 90' )
  • 17 McQuoid
  • 26 Hughes Booked
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 22 Grabban (Tubbs - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Allsop
  • 06 Partington
  • 12 Fogden
  • 23 McDermott
  • 18 Tubbs
  • 33 Fletcher
  • 40 Pitman
Ref: Russell
Att: 2,502

Match Stats

Shots

7 15

On target

3 6

Corners

1 3

Fouls

7 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:12 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:57

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Franks, clearance by Daniel Seaborne.

90:00 +3:47

The offside flag is raised against Marc Pugh. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:39

Foul by Andy Monkhouse on Richard Hughes, free kick awarded. Richard Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:02

Matt Tubbs produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +0:34

Jack Baldwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Arter. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Seaborne.

89:31 Substitution

Substitution Wes Fogden is brought on as a substitute for Charlie Daniels.

87:51

James Poole produces a cross, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance.

86:50

Effort from deep inside the area by Matt Tubbs misses to the left of the goal.

85:35

Simon Francis takes the direct free kick.

85:35 Substitution

Substitution Matt Tubbs is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Grabban.

85:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Wyke on Tommy Elphick.

83:35

Jonathan Franks delivers the ball, save by Shwan Jalal.

82:23

The referee blows for offside. Sam Collins takes the free kick.

81:12

Drilled left-footed shot by Harry Arter. Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

79:02 Substitution

Substitution Steve Howard goes off and Andy Monkhouse comes on.

77:53

Steve Howard takes a shot. Save made by Shwan Jalal.

76:50

The ball is sent over by Charlie Wyke, Daniel Seaborne manages to make a clearance.

76:10

Shot by Harry Arter. Save by Scott Flinders. The official flags Lewis Grabban offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

74:45

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Franks, Header by Steve Howard from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

74:45 Booking

Booking Richard Hughes shown a yellow card.

74:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Hughes on James Poole.

73:36

Josh McQuoid crosses the ball, clearance by Neil Austin.

72:49

The ball is swung over by Lewis Grabban, clearance made by Peter Hartley.

71:57

Steve Howard is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tommy Elphick restarts play with the free kick.

70:14

Neil Austin crosses the ball, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance.

68:57

Lewis Grabban delivers the ball, Marc Pugh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

66:01 Substitution

Substitution Simon Walton goes off and James Poole comes on.

66:01

Charlie Daniels produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

64:55

Shot by Lewis Grabban. Save by Scott Flinders. Harry Arter produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

63:22

Evan Horwood delivers the ball.

62:13

The assist for the goal came from Eunan O'Kane.

62:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Hartlepool 1 - 2 Bournem'th Lewis Grabban scores a placed penalty. Hartlepool 1-2 Bournemouth.

61:21

Eunan O'Kane fouled by Sam Collins, the ref awards a Penalty.

60:28

The ball is sent over by Charlie Daniels.

58:04

Unfair challenge on Ritchie Humphreys by Richard Hughes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Hartley.

57:07

Lewis Grabban delivers the ball.

54:38

Corner taken by Evan Horwood from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Sam Collins misses to the right of the target.

50:25

The assist for the goal came from Evan Horwood.

50:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Baldwin - Hartlepool 1 - 1 Bournem'th Jack Baldwin grabs a headed goal from close range. Hartlepool 1-1 Bournemouth.

49:39

Marc Pugh is adjudged to have handled the ball. Evan Horwood crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

47:05

Shot by Simon Francis from 18 yards. Sam Collins gets a block in.

46:46

Charlie Daniels produces a cross.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +4:07 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +3:15

Marc Pugh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

44:56

Eunan O'Kane produces a cross.

42:34

The ball is delivered by Simon Francis, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.

39:36

A cross is delivered by Charlie Wyke, clearance made by Daniel Seaborne.

38:54

Marc Pugh takes a shot.

34:49

The ball is delivered by Charlie Daniels, clearance by Jonathan Franks.

34:16

A cross is delivered by Lewis Grabban, clearance by Evan Horwood.

33:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane by Jack Baldwin. Richard Hughes takes the direct free kick.

32:20

Jonathan Franks sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ritchie Humphreys misses to the right of the target.

29:52

Shot from just outside the box by Marc Pugh goes over the crossbar.

27:39

Eunan O'Kane provided the assist for the goal.

27:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh McQuoid - Hartlepool 0 - 1 Bournem'th Josh McQuoid finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hartlepool 0-1 Bournemouth.

25:43

Outswinging corner taken by Marc Pugh from the right by-line. Shot from just outside the box by Harry Arter goes over the bar.

25:10

The ball is sent over by Charlie Daniels, Peter Hartley manages to make a clearance.

23:38

Marc Pugh delivers the ball.

19:38

Jonathan Franks takes a shot from 18 yards. Shwan Jalal makes a save.

13:32

Charlie Wyke is ruled offside. Shwan Jalal takes the free kick.

12:56

Foul by Simon Francis on Peter Hartley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

11:34

Shot from just outside the area by Charlie Wyke misses to the right of the target.

10:01

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.

9:10

Marc Pugh crosses the ball, clearance made by Sam Collins.

7:30

Charlie Daniels takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tommy Elphick misses to the right of the goal.

5:57

Corner taken by Charlie Daniels from the right by-line played to the near post, Lewis Grabban produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

4:16

Strike comes in from Harry Arter from the free kick.

4:16 Substitution

Substitution Jack Baldwin comes on in place of Antony Sweeney.

4:16

Foul by Steve Howard on Richard Hughes, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Daniel Seaborne. Simon Walton challenges Josh McQuoid unfairly and gives away a free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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