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Dean Court (ATT 9,135) 9th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Marriner

Bournemth Bournemouth vs Portsmouth Portsmouth

Bournemth 2

L Grabban (63)
M Pugh (77)

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Cherries beat hapless Pompey

Last Updated: 09/02/13 7:12pm

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Lewis Grabban: Amongst the goals

Lewis Grabban: Amongst the goals

Portsmouth created an unwanted club record when they went down to their ninth successive defeat, slipping up 2-0 at Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe's Bournemouth moved to within a point of the top of League One on the back of second-half goals from Lewis Grabban and Marc Pugh.

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham included three players making their debut in Therry Racon, Patrick Agyemang and John Akinde and for an hour they posed Bournemouth plenty of problems.

Brett Pitman struck the crossbar with a 44th-minute header for Bournemouth, but Portsmouth had enough chances to have created an upset.

Adam Reed twice went close for Portsmouth and Agyemang headed wide from six yards.

But once Grabban converted his 13th goal of the season in the 63rd minute from Josh McQuoid's pass, Portsmouth fell away.

Bournemouth's second came in the 77th minute when Pugh ran on to Pitman's pass to beat goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.

Eastwood made a great last-minute save to deny substitute Matt Tubbs when clean through a tired defence.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 10 24
2 Peterborough United 10 19
3 Swindon Town 9 18
4 Milton Keynes Dons 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 16
6 Preston North End 9 16
7 Sheffield United 9 16
8 Chesterfield 9 15
9 Bradford City 10 15
10 Notts County 10 14
11 Oldham Athletic 10 14
12 Fleetwood Town 10 13
13 Crawley Town 10 13
14 Gillingham 10 12
15 Coventry City 10 12
16 Yeovil Town 10 12
17 Walsall 10 11
18 Doncaster Rovers 9 11
19 Leyton Orient 9 10
20 Colchester United 10 9
21 Barnsley 9 9
22 Port Vale 10 9
23 Scunthorpe United 10 7
24 Crewe Alexandra 10 4