Cherries end their winless run

Brett Pitman struck the winner from the penalty spot as Bournemouth won 1-0 at Stevenage to give their promotion hopes a boost.

Last Updated: 12/03/13 at 23:02

Brett Pitman: Struck spot winner

Brett Pitman: Struck spot winner

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The result brings to an end a run of five consecutive defeats for the Cherries, who remain outside the play-offs but are just four points behind second-placed Sheffield United.

Lewis Grabban came close in the 17th minute when he controlled Pitman's long ball before his stabbed effort was kept out by Stevenage goalkeeper Steve Arnold.

The Cherries broke the deadlock in the 38th minute when Arnold took out Eunan O'Kane after the midfielder's shot and up stepped Pitman to calmly roll in the resulting penalty.

Boro began the second half brightly and Steve Cook had to be in the right place at the right time to clear away Lucas Akins' flicked header from Luke Freeman's free-kick.

Things went from bad to worse for the hosts in the 90th minute when they had Darius Charles sent off for a dangerous tackle on Harry Arter, who was stretchered off as a result.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Friday, 17 April 2015
19:45
Port Vale 2-2 Preston Report
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Bradford 0-6 Bristol C Report
Chesterfld 6-0 Colchester Report
Coventry 1-1 Oldham Report
Fleetwood 0-3 MK Dons Report
Leyton Or 0-1 Doncaster Report
Notts Co 1-1 Barnsley Report
Peterboro 1-1 Crewe Report
Preston 2-2 Gillingham Report
Rochdale 2-4 Swindon Report

Footer 365

Mikel Arteta close to agreeing new Arsenal deal

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is confident it will take "five minutes" to finalise a contract extension.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho defends Manchester City boss

Jose Mourinho spoke out in defence of underfire Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini ahead of welcoming rivals United.

PFA Women's Player of the Year: The Contenders

We take a closer look at the PFA Women's Player of the Year nominees.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company