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Goldsands Stadium (ATT 9,624) 5th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Lee Collins

B'mouth Bournemouth vs Millwall Millwall

B'mouth 5

R Fraser (43)
S Cook (50)
H Arter (55)
L Grabban (59)
B Pitman (90+4)

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Millwall 2

M Waghorn (6)
L Trotter (10)
A Dunne (S/O 59)

Championship: Bournemouth claim 5-2 win against Millwall

Last Updated: 05/10/13 6:38pm

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Harry Arter: Scored the decisive goal for Bournemouth

Harry Arter: Scored the decisive goal for Bournemouth

Bournemouth staged a fightback to win 5-2 against Millwall and claim their first win in four games in the Sky Bet Championship at Dean Court on Saturday.

Millwall surrendered a two-goal lead and had right back Alan Dunne sent off for a second bookable offence as they were crushed by a resurgent Bournemouth.

Bournemouth centre-half Steve Cook needed treatment after celebrating his team's fourth goal when it appeared a missile had been thrown at him by Millwall fans.

The offending object was handed to referee Lee Collins before play resumed, and a large police presence moved into the Millwall section of the Goldsands Stadium.

For Millwall it was their second heavy defeat in the space of four days, after being beaten 4-0 at Birmingham.

Millwall appeared to be coasting at 2-0 before Bournemouth came back after the break with three goals of their own in nine minutes and they recorded their fifth win of the season.

Millwall went ahead after only six minutes when Martyn Waghorn slotted home his second goal of the season from Liam Trotter's defence-splitting pass.

Bournemouth were still reeling from that setback when they conceded another four minutes later when another big gap appeared in their defence.

This time it was Waghorn who was the provider, with a pass which Trotter neatly lifted over on-loan goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.

Millwall had three players booked in an eight-minute spell in the first half, Alan Dunne and Shaun Derry for fouls and former Bournemouth left-back Scott Malone for a transgression at a free-kick.

Millwall almost added a third in the 26th minute with a left-footed shot from Lee Martin which flew narrowly wide as Henderson dived to his right.

Bournemouth improved as the first half wore on and pulled a goal back in the 43rd minute.

Scotland Under-21 winger Ryan Fraser took a pass from Lewis Grabban and curled a right foot shot just inside the post.

Bournemouth almost snatched an equaliser in first-half injury time when Jack Collison, like Henderson on loan from West Ham, had a fierce shot turned over the bar by Millwall goalkeeper David Forde.

Bournemouth stormed into the second half and scored three goals in nine action-packed minutes.

The hosts equalised in the 50th minute when Steve Cook rose highest to head Ian Harte's corner in off the bar.

Harte went close when he lined up a trademark free-kick, but his effort crashed against the bar from 25 yards in the 54th minute.

The comeback was complete moments later when Tokelo Rantie squared the ball to Harry Arter who smashed home from just outside the box.

Bournemouth were then awarded a penalty in the 59th minute when Dunne was given a second yellow card for a deliberate handball in the box.

Grabban converted from the spot and celebrated in front of the travelling fans and it appeared a missile was thrown from that area of the ground which Cook.

Bournemouth completed their revival with a fifth goal in time added on at the end, when Fraser was brought down by substitute Paul Connolly and Brett Pitman smashed home the second spot-kick of the match.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 13 26
2 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 23
5 Norwich City 13 22
6 Nottingham Forest 13 22
7 Charlton Athletic 13 22
8 Bournemouth 13 21
9 Ipswich Town 13 20
10 Cardiff City 13 19
11 Blackburn Rovers 13 19
12 Brentford 13 19
13 Sheffield Wednesday 13 18
14 Rotherham United 13 16
15 Leeds United 13 16
16 Huddersfield Town 13 16
17 Reading 13 15
18 Millwall 13 14
19 Wigan Athletic 13 12
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 12
21 Birmingham City 13 11
22 Fulham 13 11
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 8
24 Blackpool 13 6

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