Cherries cruise into final
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The tie was evenly poised after the rather drab goalless draw in the first leg at Gigg Lane, but the second leg had goals in it from early on.
Gareth O'Connor gave The Cherries the lead after 21 minutes before James Hayter doubled the lead with his header on 38 minutes.
Shakers player-manager Andy Preece knew he had to make changes at half time to give them a chance of making the final, and brought himself and David Nugent off the bench.
Although the visitors battled hard, the game was over on the hour mark when Hayter knocked in his second of the evening to put Bournemouth well in charge.
Preece did manage to pull a goal back for Bury after 67 minutes but that proved to be just a consolation for the visitors and their fans must make the long journey north bitterly disappointed.
Bournemouth, who finished fourth in Division Three, will feel justice has been done in them making the final in Cardiff, where they will face either Scunthorpe or Lincoln City.
The Lincolnshire outfits will resume their battle at Glandford Park on Wednesday with The Red Imps holding the advantage after a thrilling 5-3 win at Sincil Bank on Saturday.
Bournemouth v Bury