Grabban gives Yeovil runaround
Last Updated: December 26, 2012 7:37pm
Grabban: In red-hot form
Lewis Grabban scored his seventh goal in as many games as play-off chasing Bournemouth thumped Yeovil 3-0 at Dean Court.
A goal in each half by Grabban and Harry Arter, prior to Brett Pitman's late penalty, earned the Cherries a 12th win in a remarkable run of 14 unbeaten matches.
Grabban's fine goalscoring form has been a major factor in Bournemouth's success since manager Eddie Howe returned to the south-coast club.
The striker gave Bournemouth a 32nd-minute lead. Grabban troubled the Yeovil defence with his pace throughout and his clinical move on the left with Marc Pugh set up a richly-deserved ninth goal of the season.
Stretching Yeovil on the flanks, Bournemouth had several opportunities to improve on Grabban's first-half goal before Arter doubled the lead when he drilled a fierce 73rd-minute left-footed shot into Marek Stech's top corner.
Yeovil had their chances, notably efforts from Jamie McAllister and a header from Dominic Blizzard, which looped just over the crossbar, before Pitman wrapped things up from the penalty spot.
Luke Ayling handled and Pitman made it 3-0 from the penalty spot for his first Cherries goal since his return from Bristol City.
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Wed 26th Dec
Bournemth3 - 0Yeovil
Carlisle3 - 0Hartlepool
Colchester1 - 3Brentford
Oldham1 - 2Doncaster
Portsmouth1 - 2Crawley
Preston0 - 0Bury
Sheff Utd3 - 0Scunthorpe
Shrewsbury2 - 2Notts Co
Stevenage1 - 3Coventry
Tranmere2 - 1Crewe
MK Dons2 - 4Walsall
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