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Hartlepool Utd 1-2 AFC Bournemouth: Grabban's penalty gets Cherries back on track

By DavidBol  |  Posted: January 23, 2013

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Hartlepool Utd 1-2 AFC Bournemouth

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AFC Bournemouth moved back into the League One playoff places after Lewis Grabban's penalty helped the Cherries past Hartlepool United.

The Dorset side got back to winning ways after losing their last two games - to record their first win of 2013.

Josh McQuoid's header had given the Cherries a first half lead.

Jack Baldwin leveled for the home side after the break - pouncing on the rebound after Evan Horwood's free kick.

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Eunan O'Kane was fouled in the penalty area by Sam Collins in the second half - and Grabban calmly scored from the spot to hand Bournemouth the three points.

The Cherries are now sixth in League One, but have played two more games than MK dons, who are three points behind the Cherries.

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