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Dean Court (ATT 7,229) 23rd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Sarginson

B'mouth Bournemouth vs Bury Bury

B'mouth 4

B Pitman (8)
M Ritchie (55)
H Arter (80)
M Tubbs (89)

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Bury 1

A Bishop (24)

Cherries demolish Shakers

Last Updated: 23/03/13 5:56pm

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Matt Ritchie: Off the mark

Matt Ritchie: Off the mark

Matt Ritchie scored his first goal since his January transfer from Swindon as Bournemouth beat Bury 4-1.

Ritchie restored Bournemouth's lead with a key second goal 10 minutes into the second half of a match they dominated without turning their superiority into goals until late on.

When Brett Pitman fired Bournemouth into an eighth-minute lead it looked as though the south-coast play-off contenders might cruise to a comfortable win.

But cash-stricken Bury, who named only four substitutes, were competitive opponents and when Craig Jones pounced on a slip by home defender Dan Seaborne midway through the first half, the dangerous Andy Bishop headed the visitors level.

Bournemouth were ultimately too strong though and once Ritchie had restored their lead with a cracking shot from the edge of the box, the outcome was seldom in doubt.

Bournemouth scored twice more in the last 10 minutes - Harry Arter rifling a shot into the roof of the net and then Matt Tubbs scoring the fourth after stepping off the substitutes' bench.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25