GOAL-shy Brentford fired a blank for their third-successive game as they slumped to another defeat at Dean Court.
Wes Fogden's goal on 45 minutes earned the points for Bournemouth and consigned the Bees to their third loss in 10 days.
Uwe Rosler made four changes from the side which lost at Orient on Saturday, with no place in the squad for West Brom loanee Saido Berahino.
But it was Bournemouth who flew out of the blocks. Miles Addison shot wide from long-range while Harry Forrester was in the right place at the right time to clear Steve Cook's header off the line.
Wes Thomas and Marc Pugh failed to find the target from good positions as the visitors struggled to get a foothold in the game.
And the hosts' pressure eventually paid off on the stroke of half-time. The Brentford defence backed off as Fogden curled home an unstoppable shot into the top left-hand corner to give Bournemouth a deserved lead at the break.
Lee Bradbury's boys started the second-half as they ended the first, but it was the Bees who were presented with a great chance to level.
Clayton Donaldson sent Forrester clear in a rare attack, and when the ball broke to Niall McGinn, the Northern Irishman somehow missed the target from eight yards.
Boss Rosler introduced youngster Antonio German as he looked to find support for the isolated Donaldson in attack.
The Bees improved and Jonathan Douglas was unfortunate to see a header land on the roof of the net with Cherries keeper Darryl Flahavan in no man's land.
Brentford were camped in Bournemouth's half late on, but they failed to create any clear-cut chances as they returned to Griffin Park empty-handed.
BEES: Lee, Thompson (Logan), Osborne, Dean, Bidwell, Douglas, Diagouraga (German), Forshaw, Forrester, McGinn (Saunders), Donaldson.
Subs (not used): Moore, Eger.
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