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Dean Court (ATT 4,187) 7th February 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Beeby

Bournemth Bournemouth vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

Pitman punishes Shrews

Cherries boost survival hopes

Last Updated: 07/02/09 6:41pm

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Pitman: Match-winner

Pitman: Match-winner

Brett Pitman's goal direct from a corner maintained Bournemouth's hopes of a great escape as they beat promotion-chasing Shrewsbury 1-0.

Pitman's inswinging delivery after 20 minutes completely deceived Shrews goalkeeper Luke Daniels who could only watch as the ball sailed over his head and directly into the net.

Pitman should have added to his fourth goal in as many games and eighth of the season but missed two good chances at the start of the second half.

Firstly, he worked himself a yard of space only to blast over from 14 yards and he then failed to make good enough contact at the far post after he was picked out by Jake Thomson's pinpoint cross.

But despite exerting second-half pressure Shrewsbury never forced a save out of Bournemouth keeper Shwan Jalal, with a Darren Moss header against the bar the nearest Paul Simpson's side came to snatching a point.

To add insult to injury referee Richard Beeby showed Moss a straight red card in injury time for kicking out at Pitman.

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2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
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17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39

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