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

B'mouth 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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 39 77
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37

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