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Bournemouth 1-0 Crewe

A second-half strike from Sam Vokes kept Bournemouth's hopes of avoiding relegation alive as they ground out a vital win over fellow strugglers Crewe.

Vokes pounced on a mistake by Crewe defender Daniel O'Donnell after 55 minutes to give the Cherries their sixth win in a row.

Crewe threatened little in the first half but Kenny Lunt went close to an equaliser from distance late on.

But Bournemouth held on to move within a point of safety with one game left.


Bournemouth: Forde, Bradbury, Gowling, Pearce, Cummings, Kuffour, Cooper, Anderton, Hollands, Gradel (Bartley 89), Vokes.
Subs Not Used: Pryce, Young, Garry, Pitman.

Booked: Bradbury.

Goals: Vokes 55.

Crewe: Williams, McCready, Baudet (Carrington 59), O'Donnell, Abbey, Lunt, Schumacher (Steve Jones 76), Roberts, Maynard, Pope, Morgan.
Subs Not Used: fon Williams, Cox, Moore.

Att: 8,621

Ref: Keith Hill (Hertfordshire).




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