Pitman on the mark for Cherries

Brett Pitman scored his 20th league goal of the season as Bournemouth recorded a 1-0 win over Bradford at Fitness First Stadium on Saturday.

Last Updated: 03/04/10 at 19:38 Post Comment

Pitman: Hit the 20-goal mark

Pitman: Hit the 20-goal mark

Pitman struck four minutes before half time when he was allowed time and space on the edge of the area to curl a left footed shot past Bradford goalkeeper Matt Glennon.

The Bournemouth striker's goal was the only real chance of an even first half with both sides cancelling each other out.

Only a tame right-footed shot by Bradford's Ryan Kendall called Bournemouth's Shwan Jalal into action while his opposite number Glennon was more than equal to Pitman's 40 yard free-kick.

In a rare Bradford attack Gareth Evans almost levelled on the hour. Gavin Grant's through ball played in the striker only for his shot to come back off the crossbar.

Pitman had a chance to seal the win 20 minutes from time but his point-blank shot was well kept out by Glennon. Zesh Rehman then cleared Liam Feeney's shot off the line but one goal was enough for the home side.

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