Cherries edge out visiting City

03 April 2010 05:24
Brett Pitman netted the only goal of the game to give Bournemouth a slender 1-0 win over Bradford City. The striker scored four minutes before the break to give his side all three points. Darlington beat Burton Albion 2-1 thanks to first-half goals from Josh Gray and Alan White. Greg Pearson pulled one back from the spot in first-half added time, but the home side couldn't find another in second half. A Julian Alsop strike was enough to give Cheltenham a 1-0 win over Lincoln City. The goal was his 39th league goal and means he is the club's top league goal scorer. A pair of Barry Conlon penalties gave Chesterfield a 2-0 win over Rochdale with both coming in the second half. Dagenham came from a goal down to beat Accrington Stanley 3-1. Robert Grant had given the away side the lead, but goals from Paul Benson, Peter Gain and Danny Green put the home side in control. Two own goals decided the game between Hereford and Barnet as it ended 2-1 in favour of the home side. James McQuilkin gave Hereford the lead after 29 minutes but an own goal by Richard Rose meant it was one apiece at half-time. A Gary Breen own goal in the second half gifted Hereford the win. A Scott Donnelly penalty earned a point for Aldershot after they had gone behind against Macclesfield due to a Nathaniel Brown goal. Notts County eased to a 5-0 win over Bury thanks to goals from Michael Edwards, Craig Westcarr, Ben Davies, Lee Hughes and Delroy Facey. Bury had only been 1-0 down at the break but Notts County turned on the style in the second period to stroll to victory at home. Two goals in two minutes helped Port Vale to beat Rotherham away from home. Craig Davies got the first and Marc Richards the second. Joshua Walker scored a great free-kick to give the home side hope but it proved to be in vain. A Scott Bevan own goal put Shrewsbury ahead against Torquay but the home side hit back in the second half through Mark Ellis and Scott Rendell to secure a 2-1 win.

Source: ESA