Hartlepool 2-2 Bournemouth

Bournemouth confirmed their place in the League One play-offs despite a dramatic injury-time equaliser from Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Flinders.

Flinders sensationally ensured a draw with a bullet header from eight yards.

Steve Lovell gave the Cherries the lead from Harry Arter's cute pass and Donal McDermott's low 25-yard shot squirmed under Flinders to make 2-0.

Adam Boyd's penalty, after Anton Robinson felled Leon McSweeney, gave Pools hope and Flinders earned a point.

Leyton Orient's 3-0 home humbling at the hands of Tranmere Rovers means Bournemouth are four points clear of the seventh-placed O's with one game remaining.


Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent:

"It's disappointing that we conceded another late goal but we've made the play-offs and this is a great achievement for the club.

"[On winger Donal McDermott] He's a great player on the ball and he makes things happen. He's done great for me.

"The keeper has run the length of the pitch and managed to get his head on it. Someone should have picked him up so it hurts."

Live text commentaryexternal-link

Top Stories