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Bournemouth 2-1 Grimsby

Steve Fletcher scored his 100th league goal as Bournemouth came from behind to secure their Football League survival by beating nine-man Grimsby.

Fletcher's fairytale winning goal came 11 minutes from the end of an emotionally-charged game at Dean Court.

Grimsby had snatched the lead through a Nathan Jarman header, but Danny Boshell then saw red for two bookings.

And Liam Feeney's predatory leveller and Fletcher's shot sparked Bournemouth joy, before Joe Widdowson's dismissal.

The win caps a remarkable turnaround for Bournemouth, who began the season with a 17-point deduction, and provoked a mass pitch invasion at the whistle.


Bournemouth: Jalal, Wiggins, Pearce, Garry, Bradbury, Molesley, Hollands, Robinson, Feeney (Goulding 74), Pitman, Fletcher.

Subs Not Used: Pryce, Guyett, Igoe, Connell.

Booked: Fletcher.

Goals: Feeney 47, Fletcher 80.

Grimsby: Henderson, Stockdale, Atkinson, Bennett, Widdowson, Jarman (Proudlock 82), Boshell, Sweeney (Hunt 60), Hegarty, Conlon (Forbes 76), Akpa Akpro.
Subs Not Used: Lund, Heywood.

Sent Off: Boshell (45), Widdowson (87).

Booked: Boshell, Bennett, Widdowson, Jarman, Hegarty.

Goals: Jarman 41.

Att: 9,008

Ref: Steve Tanner (England).



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see also
Fletcher relishes Cherries escape act
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