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Brett Pitman's late strike rescues point against Bury

By This is Dorset  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

Brett Pitman scored a dramatic late equaliser for AFC Bournemouth against Bury

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Brett Pitman's late strike rescued a point for AFC Bournemouth against Bury as the striker returned to action for the Cherries.

The substitute was making his first appearance since returning to the Dorset side on loan after two years at Bristol City.

The Cherries had to come from behind twice to maintain their unbeaten record with a 2-2 draw at Gigg Lane.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said: "I felt we should have won the game because we had enough chances. I'm disappointed with the two goals we conceded.

"They were very difficult conditions and it was always going to be tough, but I felt we were the better team.

"We showed great character again and the players showed huge desire right to the end."

Troy Hewitt headed The Shakers into an early lead, after connecting with Matt Doherty's delivery.

Lewis Grabban drew the Cherries level on the hours mark, as he fired home from close range.

Twelve minutes from time, Bury looked set to take all three points as David Worrall took advantage of a fumble from David James to regain the lead for the home side.

However, in the ninetieth minute Pitman kept his composure as he curled the ball past Bury goalkeeper Trevor Carson to secure a point for the Cherries.

Bournemouth nearly stole all three points deep into injury time but Marc Pugh's drive crashed back off the crossbar.

AFC Bournemouth are now unbeaten in their last ten games - but have drawn their last two matches.

Eddie Howe's side are now tenth in League One and are in FA Cup action next weekend against Carlisle.

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