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Ryan Frazer (right) turns away after scoring form Bournemouth

Bournemouth's play-off hopes took a hit when their five-game winning run came to an end with a draw at relegation-threatened Yeovil.

Kieffer Moore gave the home side a half-time lead with an unstoppable volley from the edge of the box.

Ryan Fraser levelled after the break when a Byron Webster clearance cannoned off him and looped into the net.

With four games to go, Bournemouth are two points off the play-offs, while Yeovil are five points from safety.

Cherries winger Matt Ritchie scored twice inside the opening 20 minutes against Reading on Tuesday, and should have notched another early opener on two minutes but blazed Lewis Grabban's cross over the bar.

However, Yeovil nearly snatched the lead when Joe Edwards evaded Ian Harte and pulled the back to James Hayter, but the ex-Bournemouth striker wasted the chance.

The visitors did not heed the warning and fell behind when a seemingly routine free-kick into the Cherries box by Jamie McAllister was headed clear but fell to Moore 20 yards out and the youngster rifled an unstoppable volley into the top corner.

Bournemouth responded well and ended the first half strongly with the lively Grabban spurning two good chances.

The Cherries thought they should have had a penalty just after the break when Webster appeared to handle in the area. Moments later they drew level when the same player attempted to clear from inside his own box but the ball ballooned off Fraser and sailed over Marek Stech and into the net.

Yeovil responded well to the setback as Moore dragged a shot narrowly wide and then Manchester United loanee Tom Lawrence weaved his way into the box, but his curling shot crept wide.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

"We are gutted because of the way they got the equaliser, but I've got to be happy that our lads have got their mojo back.

"We played good football and defended well against a team that were looking to win to keep their play-off hopes alive. Their hopes are still alive, but so are ours.

"I can at least go home happy that my team looked like a Championship team today."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"We lacked our usual zip and sharpness and that's what has held us back.

"We had some good play and created a couple of good chances where we should have done better, so we're slightly disappointed.

"Our goal was unusual to say the least, the defender tried to clear it and it just hit Ryan Fraser, but sometimes you get rewarded for your hard work."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Stech
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllisterBooked at 86mins
  • 8Palazuelos
  • 5Webster
  • 15Duffy
  • 11Lawrence
  • 4Edwards
  • 9HayterSubstituted forHoskinsat 90+1'minutes
  • 13Moore
  • 19Ralls

Substitutes

  • 7Dawson
  • 14Hoskins
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 21Davis
  • 23Grant
  • 24Dunn
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi

Bournemouth

  • 42Camp
  • 2FrancisBooked at 62mins
  • 14HarteSubstituted forA Smithat 57'minutes
  • 32O'Kane
  • 5Elphick
  • 3S CookBooked at 71mins
  • 30Ritchie
  • 4Surman
  • 18Kermorgant
  • 9GrabbanSubstituted forPitmanat 68'minutes
  • 20FraserSubstituted forRantieat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 7Pugh
  • 10Pitman
  • 15A Smith
  • 16MacDonald
  • 22Ward
  • 28Rantie
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
6,931

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Bournemouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Bournemouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Hoskins replaces James Hayter.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Booking

    Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).

  11. Post update

    Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Yeovil Town. Ruben Palazuelos tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ruben Palazuelos (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Ralls following a set piece situation.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

  15. Post update

    Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Francis with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).

  20. Post update

    Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester41278677423589
2Burnley422314566353183
3Derby422291175482775
4QPR4221101154391573
5Wigan4119101254401467
6Brighton4217131249371264
7Ipswich421713125547864
8Reading4117121262491363
9Bournemouth421711145958162
10Blackburn421515125956360
11Nottm Forest421417116258459
12Middlesbrough4214161254441058
13Watford4114151266501657
14Bolton421315145456-254
15Sheff Wed421214165555050
16Leeds42148205463-950
17Huddersfield421210205160-946
18Birmingham411110205363-1043
19Doncaster421110213864-2643
20Blackpool421012203561-2642
21Charlton401011193053-2341
22Millwall42913204272-3040
23Yeovil42812224267-2536
24Barnsley41812213867-2936
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