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Dean Court (ATT 9,055) 1st May 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Hooper

B'mouth Bournemouth vs Port Vale Port Vale

B'mouth 4

B Pitman (53)
A Connell (76, 81)
J McQuoid (86)

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Cherries dent Vale hopes

Connell grabs brace in second-half rout

Last Updated: 01/05/10 7:27pm

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Connell: Brace off the bench

Connell: Brace off the bench

Substitute Alan Connell grabbed a double as Bournemouth dented Port Vale's League Two play-off hopes with a 4-0 win at Dean Court on Saturday.

After an edgy first half in which Lewis Haldane struck the post for Vale and Brett Pitman did the same for Bournemouth, the game came to life after the break.

Pitman eased Bournemouth towards a comfortable win by opening the scoring in the 53rd minute after converting Rhoys Wiggins corner from 12 yards.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe sent on Connell as a 74th minute substitute and Connell responded by scoring twice in the next seven.

Connell's first came in the 75th minute with a lob from the edge of the area and his second came six minutes later from close range following a cross by Liam Feeney.

Feeney was involved again four minutes from time with a centre headed in by another substitute, Josh McQuoid.

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13

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