Matt Ritchie scored two second-half goals as Bournemouth thumped Yeovil.

The Cherries dominated from the start but the Glovers held out until after the break, when Ritchie fired home after good work by Ryan Fraser.

Bournemouth doubled their lead when Ritchie's curling shot deflected home off Shane Duffy and Eunan O'Kane made it 3-0 with a left-footed strike.

Ritchie finds form

Matt Ritchie now has five goals in six games since returning from injury, and his strikes secured Bournemouth's first back-to-back wins in the Championship since 1990.

Yeovil hit the post either side of half-time through Ishmael Miller and Ed Upson, but they ended up well beaten.

This was the Cherries' first win at home since early October, having lost three out of their last four at the Goldsands Stadium.

They put Yeovil under almost constant pressure, with Glovers keeper Marek Stech making the first of many stops in the seventh minute when he kept out Andrew Surman's header with his fingertips.

Miller hit the post from a tight angle in a rare attack from the visitors, but Stech was by far the busier keeper and denied Lewis Grabban, Charlie Daniels and Elliott Ward before half-time.

Ward thought he had scored in first-half injury-time, but referee Craig Pawson ruled it out for a push in the penalty box.

However, Yeovil's resistance was ended five minutes after the break and they were soon 3-0 down.

Bournemouth continued to press forward in search of more goals and Ritchie went within inches of completing his hat-trick before Upson hit the woodwork at the other end.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"Matt Ritchie has added a huge goal threat and has done it all his career. Cutting in from the right, he is a difficult man to mark and you can see his quality when chances are presented.

"We love him to bits, think he is a top player, and hope he can stay in this goal-scoring form he is in.

"It was really important today. The results have been disappointing but the performances have been good. They were a tough nut to crack."

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

"If it does not continue to improve then of course we are going to be in trouble. We let them get their tails up and, when we don't quite get our act together and we give the ball away, we are going to be in trouble anywhere in the Championship.

"We hope they are going to be learning very quickly because a couple of teams have done that to us this year and we haven't quite handled it.

"We had a bad day and were second best. We have got to recover as that is the sort of game that could give you the feeling that could send you down."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Bournemouth

  • 42 Camp
  • 02 Francis
  • 11 Daniels
  • 08 Arter Booked (MacDonald - 60' )
  • 22 Ward
  • 05 Elphick
  • 20 Fraser (Pugh - 81' )
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 09 Grabban (Rantie - 74' )
  • 04 Surman
  • 30 Ritchie

Substitutes

  • 01 Allsop
  • 07 Pugh
  • 10 Pitman
  • 14 Harte
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 24 Addison
  • 28 Rantie

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Stech
  • 04 Edwards (Hayter - 62' )
  • 03 McAllister (Davis - 62' )
  • 31 Lundstram Booked (Foley - 63' )
  • 20 Fontaine
  • 15 Duffy
  • 07 Dawson Booked
  • 08 Upson Booked
  • 27 Miller
  • 23 Grant
  • 19 Ralls Booked

Substitutes

  • 09 Hayter
  • 10 Foley
  • 13 Moore
  • 14 Hoskins
  • 21 Davis
  • 24 Dunn
  • 26 Ofori-Twumasi
Ref: Craig Pawson
Att: 10,717

Match Stats

Shots

25 13

On target

8 2

Corners

6 5

Fouls

9 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bournemouth 3, Yeovil Town 0.

90:00 +3:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bournemouth 3, Yeovil Town 0.

90:00 +0:08

Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:08

Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

89:48

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Matt Ritchie.

88:51

Offside, Yeovil Town. Edward Upson tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

88:08

Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:08

Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).

87:08

Attempt saved. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Davis.

84:25

Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Joe Ralls.

82:49

Attempt missed. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

82:21

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joe Ralls.

82:11

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

80:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Marc Pugh replaces Ryan Fraser.

76:48 Booking

Booking Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:40

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:40

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

75:25

Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Surman.

74:00

Offside, Yeovil Town. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

73:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Lewis Grabban.

72:22

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

72:20

Attempt blocked. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shane Duffy.

71:50

Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Grant.

69:20

Attempt missed. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

69:04

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

68:02 Booking

Booking Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:54

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:54

Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).

66:54

Offside, Bournemouth. Lee Camp tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

66:13

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Liam Davis.

64:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 3, Yeovil Town 0. Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

62:53

Attempt missed. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joe Ralls.

62:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Foley replaces John Lundstram.

61:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Liam Davis replaces Jamie McAllister.

61:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces Joe Edwards.

61:20

Offside, Bournemouth. Lee Camp tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

60:25

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

59:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Shaun MacDonald replaces Harry Arter.

59:20

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:20

Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).

57:51

Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Francis.

56:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 2, Yeovil Town 0. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

54:41 Booking

Booking Harry Arter (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54:35

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

54:35

Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:50

Offside, Yeovil Town. Shane Duffy tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

53:49

Attempt blocked. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:18

Offside, Yeovil Town. Liam Fontaine tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

51:44

Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

50:51

Attempt saved. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Dawson.

49:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 1, Yeovil Town 0. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a fast break.

49:44

Attempt blocked. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

49:07 Booking

Booking John Lundstram (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

49:01

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:01

Foul by John Lundstram (Yeovil Town).

48:43

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:43

Foul by John Lundstram (Yeovil Town).

48:14

Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

48:14

Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:40

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

45:40

Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Bournemouth 0, Yeovil Town 0.

45:00 +1:46 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Yeovil Town 0.

45:00 +1:00

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

45:00 +1:00

Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:20

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

44:00

Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

42:12

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

42:12

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:07

Foul by Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth).

40:07

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:02

Attempt saved. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a through ball.

39:25

Attempt missed. Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fraser.

39:02

Attempt missed. Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

38:40

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Marek Stech.

37:56

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:56

Foul by Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town).

35:49

Attempt saved. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

35:05 Booking

Booking Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:58

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:58

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

34:41

Offside, Yeovil Town. Ishmael Miller tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

33:51

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Simon Francis.

31:28

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:28

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

30:35

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

30:35

Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:05

Offside, Bournemouth. Matt Ritchie tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

28:12

Attempt missed. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Shane Duffy.

26:53

Foul by Elliott Ward (Bournemouth).

26:53

Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:41

Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Camp.

25:13

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by John Lundstram.

23:48

Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:48

Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

23:10

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Dawson with a cross.

23:00

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ishmael Miller with a cross.

19:56

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:56

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

19:28

Foul by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).

19:28

Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:04

Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

18:04

Offside, Bournemouth. Matt Ritchie tries a through ball, but Ryan Fraser is caught offside.

16:34

Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

16:30

Attempt saved. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

14:15

Attempt saved. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

12:13

Attempt missed. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

11:55

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

10:58

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

9:33

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

8:53

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:53

Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).

8:23

Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

7:24

Attempt saved. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

4:56

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Francis.

4:34

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:34

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

2:06

Attempt missed. Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Edward Upson with a cross following a corner.

1:42

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ryan Fraser.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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