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

Bournemth Bournemouth vs Port Vale Port Vale

Bournemth 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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Morecambe 3 9
2 Burton Albion 3 9
3 Shrewsbury Town 3 7
4 Portsmouth 3 7
5 AFC Wimbledon 3 7
6 Cheltenham Town 3 7
7 Wycombe Wanderers 3 6
8 Southend United 3 6
9 Mansfield Town 3 6
10 Plymouth Argyle 3 4
11 Tranmere Rovers 3 4
12 Bury 3 4
13 Cambridge United 3 4
14 Luton Town 3 4
15 Northampton Town 3 4
16 Stevenage 3 4
17 York City 3 3
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 3 3
19 Carlisle United 3 1
20 Exeter City 3 1
21 Oxford United 3 0
22 Newport County AFC 3 0
23 Hartlepool United 3 0
24 Accrington Stanley 3 0

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