Pitman pounces for Cherries
Brett Pitman's stunning late strike gave leaders Bournemouth a stuttering 1-0 win over Burton Albion.
Last Updated: 26/09/09 7:07pm
Brett Pitman's stunning late strike gave League Two leaders Bournemouth a stuttering 1-0 win over Burton Albion - their eighth victory in nine matches.
Pitman struck five minutes from the end with a spectacular dipping 25-yard volley into the top right-hand corner.
But it was a victory the Cherries scarcely deserved in a match generally devoid of goalscoring chances.
Bournemouth were so ravaged by injuries that they were only able to name three substitutes, one of whom was 15-year-old schoolboy Jayden Stockley.
Their patched-up side played second best to Burton until well into the second half, when the introduction of substitute Alan Connell fired the home side.
On-loan Polish goalkeeper Artur Krysiak made a brilliant one-handed save to deny veteran Bournemouth striker Steve Fletcher, while at the other end substitute Greg Pearson wasted Burton's best two chances.