Shrewsbury 0-3 Bournemouth

Brett Pitman

Bournemouth took a big step towards promotion to keep up the pressure on Doncaster in the League One title race by cruising to victory at Shrewsbury.

The Cherries made a flying start, Brett Pitman converting an early penalty after James Hurst's foul on Marc Pugh.

Pitman, who has scored in all of his last seven games, took his tally to 18 after curling home from 25 yards.

They completed victory when Pitman's header was sliced into his own net by Shrewsbury defender Jermaine Grandison.

Bournemouth remain in second place, just two points off league leaders Doncaster.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It was difficult to watch today. Bournemouth are up there for a reason. They outworked us and, by these standards, they deserve to be near to the top of the league.

"We've been beaten by a better side. What we have to do now is win one of the next three games. We have to be prepared to be ready for Colchester next. That is the simple truth of it all.

"We didn't help ourselves with the penalty - and with the goals after half time.

"We defended shambolically and we have nothing to complain about."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told BBC Radio Solent:

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Howe praises 'steely' Bournemouth

"When you've got a striker in the form of Brett Pitman who is scoring goals like his second goal - which was a fantastic finish - it certainly makes it easier.

"But it was an all-round team performance again. We kept the ball well on a really difficult surface and played very well, so I'm delighted.

"We've made it difficult for ourselves in recent weeks, when we've dominated games and we've only won by the odd goal and had to defend with our lives.

"I see a steely determination in the group. I don't see flamboyance or any big gestures or any sign that we're ahead of ourselves."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Weale
  • 02 Grandison (Goldson - 75' )
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 23 Mambo
  • 26 Hurst
  • 04 Summerfield (McAllister - 63' )
  • 08 Richards
  • 11 Taylor
  • 15 McGinn
  • 10 Morgan (Asante - 57' )
  • 24 Eaves

Substitutes

  • 25 Anyon
  • 18 Goldson
  • 06 Purdie
  • 17 Parry
  • 19 McAllister
  • 20 Wildig
  • 27 Asante

Bournemouth

  • 21 Allsop
  • 02 Francis
  • 03 Cook
  • 13 Elphick
  • 07 Pugh (McQuoid - 85' )
  • 08 Arter
  • 11 Daniels
  • 30 Ritchie Booked
  • 32 O'Kane (MacDonald - 90' )
  • 22 Grabban (Hughes - 76' )
  • 40 Pitman

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 05 Seaborne
  • 12 Fogden
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 17 McQuoid
  • 26 Hughes
  • 18 Tubbs
Ref: Tierney
Att: 6,047

Match Stats

Shots

6 11

On target

2 3

Corners

3 7

Fouls

11 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:52 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:36

David McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Arter. The ball is crossed by Brett Pitman, Charlie Daniels produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

90:00 +1:34

Tom Eaves is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

90:00 +0:57

Effort on goal by Brett Pitman from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

88:58

Chris Weale takes the free kick.

88:58 Substitution

Substitution Shaun MacDonald on for Eunan O'Kane.

88:58

Josh McQuoid is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

87:42

The ball is swung over by Simon Francis.

83:54

Free kick taken by Yado Mambo.

83:54 Substitution

Substitution Josh McQuoid comes on in place of Marc Pugh.

83:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Arter on David McAllister.

82:38

Corner taken short by James Hurst.

78:13

Richard Hughes takes a shot. David McAllister gets a block in.

77:54

Short corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line.

77:34

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

76:43

The ball is delivered by Yado Mambo, Steve Cook makes a clearance.

76:10

Brett Pitman has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

75:55

Foul by Tom Eaves on Richard Hughes, free kick awarded. Harry Arter takes the direct free kick.

75:10 Substitution

Substitution Richard Hughes replaces Lewis Grabban.

74:26 Substitution

Substitution Connor Goldson on for Jermaine Grandison.

73:17

Short corner worked by Charlie Daniels.

72:04

Harry Arter has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

70:41

Yado Mambo has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

70:07

Brett Pitman handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.

69:29

The ball is crossed by James Hurst, save by Ryan Allsop.

69:03

Centre by Simon Francis, Chris Weale makes a comfortable save.

67:12

Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

67:12 Booking

Booking Matt Ritchie goes into the referee's book.

66:55

Matt Ritchie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson.

64:01

Corner taken by Jon Taylor from the left by-line to the near post, Tom Eaves has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

63:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie by Joe Jacobson. Simon Francis takes the free kick.

62:38 Substitution

Substitution Luke Summerfield goes off and David McAllister comes on.

61:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Jermaine Grandison - Shrewsbury 0 - 3 Bournem'th Jermaine Grandison puts the ball into his own net from 6 yards. Shrewsbury 0-3 Bournemouth.

60:25

Centre by Charlie Daniels.

60:01

Short corner taken by Charlie Daniels from the left by-line.

58:32

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, Tommy Elphick has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

56:01

Harry Arter restarts play with the free kick.

56:01 Substitution

Substitution Akwasi Asante comes on in place of Marvin Morgan.

56:01

Lewis Grabban fouled by Yado Mambo, the ref awards a free kick.

53:50

The referee blows for offside against Tom Eaves. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

52:01

The assist for the goal came from Marc Pugh.

52:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Pitman - Shrewsbury 0 - 2 Bournem'th Brett Pitman gets on the score sheet with a brilliant goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 0-2 Bournemouth.

50:24

Centre by James Hurst, Jon Taylor takes a shot.

49:31

Foul by Matt Ritchie on Joe Jacobson, free kick awarded. Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.

48:50

Short corner worked by Harry Arter.

48:36

Short corner taken by Harry Arter from the left by-line.

46:37

Lewis Grabban is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Weale takes the free kick.

45:29

Matt Ritchie fouled by Joe Jacobson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:55

Luke Summerfield takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Allsop.

45:00 +0:26

Shot by Brett Pitman from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

43:56

Lewis Grabban challenges Yado Mambo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Yado Mambo.

43:07

Joe Jacobson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie. Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.

41:58

Lewis Grabban produces a cross, clearance made by Luke Summerfield.

40:02

Marvin Morgan delivers the ball, save by Ryan Allsop.

37:53

The official flags Lewis Grabban offside. Luke Summerfield takes the free kick.

37:10

Tom Eaves challenges Tommy Elphick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

31:41

The offside flag is raised against Marvin Morgan. Ryan Allsop takes the indirect free kick.

31:09

Charlie Daniels concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Morgan. Jon Taylor takes the free kick.

30:09

Matt Ritchie delivers the ball, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.

27:55

The ball is crossed by Marc Pugh.

23:38

Centre by Marc Pugh, Harry Arter has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal. Corner taken short by Marc Pugh. Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

21:43

The offside flag is raised against Marvin Morgan. Harry Arter takes the free kick.

19:07

The official flags Matt Ritchie offside. Matthew Richards takes the indirect free kick.

16:43

The ball is delivered by Matt Ritchie, save by Chris Weale.

14:44

Brett Pitman has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

14:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Morgan. Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.

12:31

Close range shot by Matthew Richards goes wide of the left-hand post. Corner taken by Matthew Richards. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane by Yado Mambo. Charlie Daniels takes the direct free kick.

11:22

Brett Pitman fouled by Jermaine Grandison, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Cook restarts play with the free kick.

9:15

The referee blows for offside. Steve Cook restarts play with the free kick.

7:59

Foul by Matthew Richards on Matt Ritchie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Simon Francis.

6:32

Stephen McGinn fouled by Harry Arter, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

5:47

Joe Jacobson delivers the ball, Matthew Richards takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Allsop.

4:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Pitman - Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Bournem'th Placed penalty scored by Brett Pitman. Shrewsbury 0-1 Bournemouth.

3:19

Marc Pugh fouled by Jon Taylor, the ref awards a Penalty.

0:29

Centre by Joe Jacobson, save made by Ryan Allsop.

0:00

The match begins.

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