Cherries enjoy home comforts
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The hosts were set on their way when James Hayter struck on the stroke of half-time.
A priceless three-point haul was confirmed by two Gareth O'Connor (pictured) penalties in the final two minutes, and the win moves The Cherries above Bury on goal difference.
Torquay United follow Bournemouth on to 49 points and also edge above Bury on goal difference into fourth, after they took the honours in the Devon derby with a narrow 1-0 success over Exeter City.
Martin Gritton was the hero for The Gulls, and delighted the Plainmoor faithful with the winner after 28 minutes.
York City missed the opportunity to break into the top three after being held to a 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury Town.
Luke Rodgers had put Kevin Ratcliffe's men ahead in the first-half, but two goals in three second-half minutes from Graham Potter and Jon Parkin seemed to have handed The Minstermen victory.
However, Rodgers claimed his second with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining to ensure York dropped two places to sixth.
Rochdale climbed two places to fifteenth in the table following a hard-fought 1-0 success at Darlington.
Clive Platt was The Dale's match-winner, and settled matters with a solitary strike after 21 minutes.
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