LiveMatchday Live: Walsall v Cherries

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5:00pm

FULL-TIME: Walsall 3 Cherries 1. Thanks for watching today's Matchday Live. Sorry for lost connection earlier.

4:59pm

Interesting game with lots of talking points but defeat on the cards for Cherries

4:56pm

Cherries hoisting lots of balls into the box but not getting any joy

4:55pm

5 minutes of added time

4:50pm

Sub: Fletcher on for Fogden, 81 mins

4:49pm

4:46pm

Cook tackles a Walsall player, ref says no foul but O'Kane picks the ball up thinking it was a free kick and concedes spot kick.

4:45pm

One of the most bizarre penalties in the history of football.

4:44pm

Penalty to Walsall, Grigg makes it 3-1

4:38pm

He fouled Eunan O'Kane on the goalline after James had parried a free kick from Benning

4:38pm

Febian Brandy sent off for second booking.

4:36pm

Free kick in dangerous position for Saddlers

4:35pm

Also, McQuoid got booked. 

4:34pm

And Wes Thomas has managed to hit the crossbar with a header from barely two yards.

4:34pm

James has saved a shot from Paterson

4:34pm

Since you've been gone...

4:33pm

Sorry, connection went then so had to reboot.

4:20pm

Attendance 3173 includes 317 from Cherries.

4:17pm

Paterson hits the post for the Saddlers

4:16pm

Pitman's well directed headers makes it 2-1, from Grabban's cross

4:14pm

2-1 Pitman header

4:13pm

Cherries came back from 2-0 down here last season.

4:11pm

4:10pm

Second half underway

3:52pm

Comedy of errors for the penalty. Grigg caused all sorts of problems and was then felled by James who, amazingly, only got a yellow card.

3:51pm

2-0 to Walsall, Grigg penalty

3:50pm

Penalty to Walsall

3:49pm

3:49pm

3:49pm

Two minutes added

3:48pm

Into the last minute of the first half

3:45pm

McQuoid has taken up a central role alongside Thomas with Pitman moving to the left flank and Fogden in the middle.

3:44pm

3:43pm

Pitman's header hits the crossbar from McQuoid cross.

3:41pm

Cherries need to weather this storm and regroup in second half

3:39pm

Sub: Arter off, McQuoid on, 36 mins, injury

3:39pm

Arter looks like he's going off with McQuoid on

3:36pm

Cherries looking a tad shaky at the back

3:34pm

3:32pm

Confusion in press box and Cherries' 18-yard box. Seems as if Sam Mantom's cross from the right went straight in.

3:30pm

1-0 to Walsall

3:30pm

Big let-off for Cherries after James drops a cross. Elphick saves the day by blocking Grigg's shot towards an unguarded net.

3:29pm

3:27pm

Walsall defence doing well to protect their goal when Cherries look to threaten.

3:26pm

Purkiss booked for a trip on Daniels

3:24pm

Pitman's shot hit the wall.

3:23pm

Not too many chances to talk about here. Could be one coming up though. Free kick to Cherries

3:21pm

Sam Vokes on target for Burnley

3:20pm

Richard O'Kelly shouting instructions from the Walsall bench.

3:19pm

Pitch seems to be playing okay. Lots of snow on the surrounds.

3:17pm

About 300 Cherries fans here.

3:17pm

Thank you

3:17pm

Red Army chant started by John Garard.

3:16pm

Referee Andy Davies is from Portsmouth, apparently.

3:16pm

3:15pm

3:15pm

Grigg and Brandy look a lively front two for Walsall.

3:14pm

Walsall made the better start after 10 minutes.

3:13pm

And James saves bravely at the feet of Jamie Grigg.

3:13pm

Neat work by Jamie Paterson before his shot finds side netting.

3:11pm

Shot from Pitman is charged down by a defender.

3:10pm

Febian Brandy stretches to meet a cross and hooks the first chance high over the bar.

3:09pm

3:08pm

3:07pm

3:05pm

Marc Pugh ruled out due to a dead leg and Ryan Fraser still awaiting international clearance.

3:04pm

Thomas and Pitman up front for Cherries, Grabban on right wing

3:03pm

Cherries to kick off.

3:03pm

Teams in a huddle

2:57pm

Cherries looking to extend to 16 their unbeaten run in League One. Saddlers have won five of their past six.

2:54pm

Saddlers: McLoughlin, Purkiss, Butler, Downing, Benning, Baxendale, A Chambers, Mantom, Paterson, Grigg, Brandy. Subs: Holden, Featherstone, Hemmings, Bowerman, J Chambers, Taylor, Grof (g/k).

2:53pm

Following much discussion, Cherries have made three changes with David James, Wes Fogden and Brett Pitman coming in.

2:51pm

Here are today's teams.

Cherries: James, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels, Fogden, Arter, O’Kane, Grabban, Pitman, Thomas. Subs: Seaborne, Tubbs, McQuoid, McDermott, Fletcher, Partington, Jalal (g/k).

2:50pm

Welcome to today's Matchday Live from the Banks's Stadium.

Comments (15)

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2:45pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Football banning order yob says...

Thomas n pitman up front could be a good pairing..
Thomas n pitman up front could be a good pairing.. Football banning order yob
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2:47pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Scalpel says...

Are we all ready for this goalfest?
Are we all ready for this goalfest? Scalpel
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2:57pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Julian1963 says...

Thought Ryan Fraser was playing?
Thought Ryan Fraser was playing? Julian1963
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3:00pm Sat 19 Jan 13

twinkletoes25 says...

anyone know whats up with marc pugh
anyone know whats up with marc pugh twinkletoes25
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3:09pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Dont have short memorys says...

How ridiculous for a Scot to have to have International clearance are we not still the United Kingdom I know before someone tells me itsabout FA,s but its sll daft
How ridiculous for a Scot to have to have International clearance are we not still the United Kingdom I know before someone tells me itsabout FA,s but its sll daft Dont have short memorys
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3:38pm Sat 19 Jan 13

pehf1rules says...

Pugh not fit, and you think we will score loads of goals today playing with 2 out of 3 miss-firing strikers ???
Pugh not fit, and you think we will score loads of goals today playing with 2 out of 3 miss-firing strikers ??? pehf1rules
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4:11pm Sat 19 Jan 13

alasdair1967 says...

Well it's time for the boys to dig deep and try and salvage a point
Well it's time for the boys to dig deep and try and salvage a point alasdair1967
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4:14pm Sat 19 Jan 13

abc100 says...

The comeback is on
The comeback is on abc100
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4:21pm Sat 19 Jan 13

alasdair1967 says...

Come on the cherries !!!! Notes not only vokes now ings on scoresheet for burnley
Come on the cherries !!!! Notes not only vokes now ings on scoresheet for burnley alasdair1967
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4:22pm Sat 19 Jan 13

alasdair1967 says...

Well done to the 317 brave travelling supporters come on lads give them a happy return home
Well done to the 317 brave travelling supporters come on lads give them a happy return home alasdair1967
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4:27pm Sat 19 Jan 13

pehf1rules says...

Pitman back on form !!!!!! ;-)
Pitman back on form !!!!!! ;-) pehf1rules
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4:34pm Sat 19 Jan 13

alasdair1967 says...

Not a lot happening on the pitch then or has the Internet dropped out
Not a lot happening on the pitch then or has the Internet dropped out alasdair1967
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4:41pm Sat 19 Jan 13

WHYNOT says...

good .... thomiss off
good .... thomiss off WHYNOT
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4:50pm Sat 19 Jan 13

alasdair1967 says...

Well there goes the run in the league ! What the hell was o Kane thinking
Well there goes the run in the league ! What the hell was o Kane thinking alasdair1967
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5:03pm Sat 19 Jan 13

charlie2004 says...

What happened there? Not used to losing.
What happened there? Not used to losing. charlie2004
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