Pitman brace sends Cherries top

  • Last Updated: February 13 2013, 7:40 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in npower League One, including a victory for Bournemouth over Crewe.

Brett Pitman: Scored two goals for Bournemouth
Brett Pitman: Scored two goals for Bournemouth

Bournemouth replaced Doncaster at the top of the npower League One table thanks to a Brett Pitman brace against Crewe.

The Cherries took advantage of Rovers' goalless draw against MK Dons by defeating Crewe 2-1 at the Alexandra Stadium.

  • League One
Position Player Score
1 Bournemth 58
2 Doncaster 57
3 Tranmere 56
4 Swindon 55
5 Sheff Utd 54
6 Brentford 54
7 Yeovil 54
8 Coventry 47
9 Walsall 47
10 Leyton Or 46
11 Notts Co 44
12 MK Dons 44

Pitman scored a 59th-minute penalty and then sealed the win six minutes from time following Mathias Pogba's equaliser.

Sheffield United remained firmly in the promotion hunt too, with a 2-0 win at relegation strugglers Bury. Jonathan Forte and Jamie Murphy found the net for the Blades.

Sixth-placed Brentford were 2-0 winners over Stevenage, Tom Adeyemi and Marcello Trotta scoring in either half, to hold off seventh-placed Yeovil.

The Glovers also won, 3-1 at home to Preston.

Chris Beardsley gave the Lilywhites a 30th-minute lead but a late surge including strikes from James Hayter (73), Nathan Ralph (80) and Paddy Madden (90) saw Yeovil to victory.

  • League One
Team Score Team
Bury 0 - 2 Sheff Utd
Brentford 2 - 0 Stevenage
Hartlepool 0 - 0 Portsmouth
Scunthorpe 3 - 1 Carlisle
Crewe 1 - 2 Bournemth
Yeovil 3 - 1 Preston
Doncaster 0 - 0 MK Dons

Scunthorpe defeated Carlisle 3-1 at Glanford Park to move five points clear of the drop zone.

Akpo Sodje started and finished the scoring, with Paul Reid also on target for the Iron and James Berrett grabbing the Cumbrians' consolation on the stroke of half-time.

The division's bottom two shared a goalless draw, with Portsmouth contesting a stalemate at Hartlepool.


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