23:20 Tuesday 14 January 2014

FULL-TIME: Bournemouth 4, Burton Albion 1

Written byDAVID BROOME

THERE will be no FA Cup magic sprinkled on the Pirelli Stadium this season after Bournemouth ended Burton Albion's hope of a glamorous and potentially money-spinning visit of Liverpool.

In an entertaining, wind and rain-swept game on the south coast, the hosts eventually claimed a comfortable victory, but though they dominated throughout, they were held to 2-1 until the final five minutes.

Those two late goals did not exactly flatter the Cherries, but Albion will feel disheartened at the final scoreline having battled gamely all match, and attacked vigourously when given the opportunity.

They fell behind within five minutes to Brett Pitman's opener, but fashioned a fortunate equaliser when Jimmy Phillips' shot took a wicked deflection to beat Ryan Allsopp.

However, Bournemouth recovered their lead on the stroke of half-time through Ryan Elphick, before adding late gloss to their win with a goal for substitute Ryan Fraser and a second for Pitman, this one from the penalty spot.

Full match report in tomorrow's Burton Mail and online.

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