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Bournemouth 3-0 Yeovil Town

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.

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.

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Post-match: Bournemouth boss Howe

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."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 42Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 11Daniels
  • 8ArterBooked at 55minsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 60'minutes
  • 22Ward
  • 5Elphick
  • 20FraserSubstituted forPughat 81'minutes
  • 32O'Kane
  • 9GrabbanSubstituted forRantieat 74'minutes
  • 4Surman
  • 30Ritchie

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 7Pugh
  • 10Pitman
  • 14Harte
  • 16MacDonald
  • 24Addison
  • 28Rantie

Yeovil

  • 1Stech
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forHayterat 62'minutes
  • 3McAllisterSubstituted forDavisat 62'minutes
  • 31LundstramBooked at 50minsSubstituted forFoleyat 63'minutes
  • 20Fontaine
  • 15Duffy
  • 7DawsonBooked at 36mins
  • 8UpsonBooked at 69mins
  • 27Miller
  • 23Grant
  • 19RallsBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 9Hayter
  • 10Foley
  • 13Moore
  • 14Hoskins
  • 21Davis
  • 24Dunn
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
10,717

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home25
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 3, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 3, Yeovil Town 0.
Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Matt Ritchie.
Offside, Yeovil Town. Edward Upson tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.
Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).
Attempt saved. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Davis.
Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Joe Ralls.
Attempt missed. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joe Ralls.
Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Marc Pugh replaces Ryan Fraser.

Booking

Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).
Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Surman.
Offside, Yeovil Town. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Lewis Grabban.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.
Attempt blocked. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shane Duffy.
Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Grant.
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.
Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

Booking

Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).
Offside, Bournemouth. Lee Camp tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Liam Davis.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Foley replaces John Lundstram.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Liam Davis replaces Jamie McAllister.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces Joe Edwards.
Offside, Bournemouth. Lee Camp tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Shaun MacDonald replaces Harry Arter.
Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).
Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Francis.

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.

Booking

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).
Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Yeovil Town. Shane Duffy tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Offside, Yeovil Town. Liam Fontaine tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.
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.

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

Booking

John Lundstram (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John Lundstram (Yeovil Town).
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John Lundstram (Yeovil Town).
Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).
Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).
Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

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