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AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Portsmouth: Cherries close in on top two

By DavidBol  |  Posted: February 09, 2013

AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Portsmouth

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AFC Bournemouth cemented their place in the League One promotion picture with a comfortable 2-0 win over Portsmouth.

Goals from Lewis Grabban and Marc Pugh helped the Cherries to the three points over their south coast rivals at The Goldsands Stadium.

The Cherries had to be patient in order to break down a stubborn Portsmouth defence - but Grabban found the second-half breakthrough for his 13th goal of the season.

The 25-year-old fired a low shot into the net after being picked out by Josh McQuoid mid-way through the second half.

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The visitors had defended in numbers, but struggled to find an equaliser.

It got even worse for Pompey when Pugh prodded the ball home after some clever play from Brett Pitman.

Bournemouth remain fourth in League One - but are only one point off the automatic promotion places.

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