Brett Pitman scored for the third successive game as Bournemouth moved up to third in League One.

The Jerseyman opened the scoring before the visitors, who were only able to name four substitutes, drew level through Andy Bishop's header.

Matt Ritchie got his first goal since his January move from Swindon to restore the Cherries' lead as he fired home from the edge of the box.

Harry Arter and substitute Matt Tubbs completed the win with late strikes.

The victory left Bournemouth level on points with second-placed Swindon and Brentford, in fourth, although the former, who were held at home by Notts County, have the advantage of a vastly superior goal difference.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told BBC Radio Solent:

"I thought [in the] first half, we were excellent. Saying that I've got to give credit to Bury, I thought they battled and they showed great spirit like we thought they would.

"They were a tough nut to crack - you could see from the bench, the limited resources at the moment. [But] They gave everything in their pursuit of trying to get points to stay up and certainly wish them well in that.

"The equaliser rocked us a little bit. Once we got the second goal, which I think was the big goal in the game, it was quite comfortable for us.

"We've got excellent creative players in the team and I think that's shown today by four different goalscorers."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Bournemouth

  • 21 Allsop
  • 02 Francis
  • 03 Cook
  • 05 Seaborne
  • 07 Pugh (Hughes - 83' )
  • 08 Arter
  • 11 Daniels
  • 30 Ritchie (McQuoid - 86' )
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 22 Grabban (Tubbs - 74' )
  • 40 Pitman

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 13 Elphick
  • 12 Fogden
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 17 McQuoid
  • 26 Hughes
  • 18 Tubbs

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 06 Eastham
  • 16 Sodje
  • 34 Ebanks-Landell Booked
  • 07 Worrall Booked
  • 08 Schumacher Booked
  • 09 Jones (Ajose - 35' )
  • 13 Carrington (Mezague - 79' )
  • 32 Thompson (Clarke-Harris - 75' )
  • 10 Bishop

Substitutes

  • 30 Belford
  • 36 Mezague
  • 15 Ajose
  • 26 Clarke-Harris
Ref: Sarginson
Att: 7,229

Match Stats

Shots

21 8

On target

16 3

Corners

10 3

Fouls

5 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:34 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:30

David Worrall produces a cross.

88:41

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

88:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Tubbs - Bournem'th 4 - 1 Bury Matt Tubbs finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bournemouth 4-1 Bury.

87:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Pitman by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. Charlie Daniels takes the free kick.

86:52

David Worrall produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

85:56 Substitution

Substitution (Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Josh McQuoid coming on for Matt Ritchie.

85:36

The ball is sent over by Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Valery Mezague has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

83:41

Shot from just outside the box by Charlie Daniels misses to the right of the target.

83:16

Short corner taken by Matt Ritchie.

82:22

Brett Pitman takes the free kick.

82:22 Substitution

Substitution Marc Pugh goes off and Richard Hughes comes on.

82:22

Ethan Ebanks-Landell challenges Marc Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Arter - Bournem'th 3 - 1 Bury Goal scored by Harry Arter from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Bournemouth 3-1 Bury.

79:08

Daniel Seaborne takes the free kick.

79:08 Booking

Booking Steven Schumacher goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

78:57

Marc Pugh fouled by Steven Schumacher, the ref awards a free kick.

78:22 Substitution

Substitution Valery Mezague replaces Mark Carrington.

77:50

A cross is delivered by Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Marc Pugh manages to make a clearance.

77:29

Brett Pitman delivers the ball, blocked by Ashley Eastham.

77:10

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie, clearance by Steven Schumacher.

76:57

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Joe Skarz gets a block in.

76:40

Corner taken short by Marc Pugh.

76:00

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Marc Pugh, Joe Skarz manages to make a clearance.

76:00 Booking

Booking The referee shows Ethan Ebanks-Landell a yellow card.

75:49

Ethan Ebanks-Landell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brett Pitman.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Zac Thompson goes off and Jonson Clarke-Harris comes on.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Matt Tubbs replaces Lewis Grabban.

72:01

The offside flag is raised against Andy Bishop. Ryan Allsop takes the direct free kick.

71:49

The ball is swung over by Joe Skarz.

71:11

The ball is swung over by Ethan Ebanks-Landell, clearance by Simon Francis.

70:53

Joe Skarz produces a cross, Charlie Daniels manages to make a clearance.

69:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ethan Ebanks-Landell by Marc Pugh. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

69:04

Harry Arter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zac Thompson. Trevor Carson takes the direct free kick.

68:33

Joe Skarz produces a cross.

66:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Schumacher on Lewis Grabban. Free kick taken by Steve Cook.

66:11

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

65:16

David Worrall is ruled offside. Ryan Allsop takes the indirect free kick.

64:42

Eunan O'Kane fouled by Steven Schumacher, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Cook takes the direct free kick.

63:55

Lewis Grabban is penalised for a handball. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

63:36

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Efetobore Sodje gets a block in.

61:40

Simon Francis sends in a cross, Shot from close in by Matt Ritchie misses to the left of the target.

61:01

Eunan O'Kane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

60:52

Centre by Marc Pugh, clearance made by Ashley Eastham.

60:40

The referee penalises Efetobore Sodje for handball. Free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

59:10

Steven Schumacher decides to take the corner short.

58:49

The ball is sent over by David Worrall, Eunan O'Kane gets a block in.

58:09

Matt Ritchie has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

56:42

Zac Thompson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

56:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Grabban on Efetobore Sodje. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.

54:57

Charlie Daniels provided the assist for the goal.

54:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Ritchie - Bournem'th 2 - 1 Bury Matt Ritchie gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bournemouth 2-1 Bury.

53:43

Charlie Daniels takes a shot. Corner taken short by Simon Francis. Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson. Efetobore Sodje gets a block in.

53:36

The ball is delivered by Simon Francis.

52:41

Lewis Grabban produces a cross, blocked by Ashley Eastham.

50:15

Corner taken right-footed by Brett Pitman to the near post, Effort from inside the area by Steve Cook misses to the right of the target.

50:06

Lewis Grabban delivers the ball, blocked by Ashley Eastham.

48:47

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Schumacher, Efetobore Sodje has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

48:34

David Worrall takes a shot. Steve Cook gets a block in.

47:18

Marc Pugh sends in a cross.

45:52

Andy Bishop challenges Daniel Seaborne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Seaborne takes the free kick.

45:09

The offside flag is raised against Andy Bishop. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:30 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +3:06

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Ritchie, clearance made by Efetobore Sodje.

45:00 +2:35

Marc Pugh fouled by Efetobore Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Brett Pitman, Trevor Carson makes a save.

45:00 +2:20

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Blocked by Zac Thompson.

45:00 +0:51

Simon Francis produces a cross, clearance by Steven Schumacher.

45:00 +0:18

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line.

44:33

The ball is sent over by Charlie Daniels, Nick Ajose gets a block in.

43:44

Simon Francis takes the direct free kick.

43:44 Booking

Booking Booking for David Worrall for unsporting behaviour.

43:35

Zac Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie.

42:51

Matt Ritchie crosses the ball.

42:18

Steve Cook fouled by Steven Schumacher, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Cook takes the direct free kick.

41:47

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Mark Carrington gets a block in.

40:56

The ball is sent over by Lewis Grabban, Joe Skarz makes a clearance.

40:19

Marc Pugh fouled by Ethan Ebanks-Landell, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Seaborne takes the direct free kick.

39:44

Centre by David Worrall, Andy Bishop takes a shot. Ryan Allsop makes a save.

38:34

Charlie Daniels produces a cross, Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

36:27

Effort on goal by Harry Arter from long distance goes over the crossbar.

36:16

Matt Ritchie crosses the ball, clearance made by Efetobore Sodje.

34:32 Substitution

Substitution Nick Ajose is brought on as a substitute for Craig Jones.

30:34

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Ritchie, clearance by Steven Schumacher.

30:17

The ball is swung over by Eunan O'Kane, clearance by Joe Skarz.

29:33

The ball is delivered by Marc Pugh, Zac Thompson makes a clearance.

28:53

Zac Thompson fouled by Brett Pitman, the ref awards a free kick. Trevor Carson takes the direct free kick.

27:52

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Ashley Eastham gets a block in.

26:59

Harry Arter fouled by Andy Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

26:35

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Ritchie, clearance by Ashley Eastham.

26:15

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Clearance by Ashley Eastham.

24:31

Lewis Grabban is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

24:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Bishop on Harry Arter. Direct free kick taken by Harry Arter.

23:18

Craig Jones provided the assist for the goal.

23:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Bishop - Bournem'th 1 - 1 Bury Andy Bishop finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bournemouth 1-1 Bury.

23:11

The ball is sent over by Craig Jones,

19:37

The ball is crossed by Charlie Daniels.

16:58

The ball is sent over by Matt Ritchie.

16:15

A cross is delivered by Craig Jones.

15:03

Foul by Efetobore Sodje on Lewis Grabban, free kick awarded. Harry Arter restarts play with the free kick.

13:23

Charlie Daniels crosses the ball.

13:10

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, Ashley Eastham manages to make a clearance.

11:00

Charlie Daniels decides to take the corner short.

10:00

Ethan Ebanks-Landell challenges Marc Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Seaborne restarts play with the free kick.

9:13

The ball is crossed by Lewis Grabban.

7:34

The assist for the goal came from Lewis Grabban.

7:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Pitman - Bournem'th 1 - 0 Bury Brett Pitman finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bournemouth 1-0 Bury.

7:10

Marc Pugh sends in a cross, Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

5:28

Simon Francis sends in a cross, David Worrall gets a block in.

3:59

Zac Thompson delivers the ball, clearance made by Daniel Seaborne.

3:21

Joe Skarz takes a short corner.

3:09

Craig Jones delivers the ball, blocked by Charlie Daniels.

2:28

Effort from the edge of the box by David Worrall goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The match begins.

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