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Boundary Park (ATT 3,540) 16th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Hill

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Bournemouth B'mouth

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Pitman's strike downs Latics

Last Updated: 16/03/13 7:08pm

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Brett Pitman: Found the back of the net

Brett Pitman: Found the back of the net

Brett Pitman boosted Bournemouth's promotion hopes by firing them to a 1-0 win at struggling Oldham.

Pitman's 12th goal of the season settled a scrappy game which saw Oldham, who remain in the League One drop zone, squander a second-half penalty.

The crucial strike came after 22 minutes when a sharp move down the left ended with Lewis Grabban crossing to Pitman for a six-yard finish.

Pitman forced an alert save from Oldham keeper Dean Bouzanis, while Grabban also went close to doubling the visitors' lead.

Oldham's first real effort came on the hour as Jordan Obita's angled shot was tipped round the post by Ryan Allsop.

But the Latics wasted a golden chance after 70 minutes when they won a penalty for Grabban's handball - Jose Baxter dinked his spot-kick down the middle and Allsop clawed it out despite diving to his right.

Baxter almost made amends, but Allsop beat away his 25-yard free-kick to earn Bournemouth back-to-back victories.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16