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Matchday Live: Walsall v Cherries
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FULL-TIME: Walsall 3 Cherries 1. Thanks for watching today's Matchday Live. Sorry for lost connection earlier.
Interesting game with lots of talking points but defeat on the cards for Cherries
Cherries hoisting lots of balls into the box but not getting any joy
5 minutes of added time
Sub: Fletcher on for Fogden, 81 mins
That is Sunday morning stuff #afcb #ducklane— @DavidCockram 19 January 2013
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.
One of the most bizarre penalties in the history of football.
Penalty to Walsall, Grigg makes it 3-1
He fouled Eunan O'Kane on the goalline after James had parried a free kick from Benning
Febian Brandy sent off for second booking.
Free kick in dangerous position for Saddlers
Also, McQuoid got booked.
And Wes Thomas has managed to hit the crossbar with a header from barely two yards.
James has saved a shot from Paterson
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Attendance 3173 includes 317 from Cherries.
Paterson hits the post for the Saddlers
Pitman's well directed headers makes it 2-1, from Grabban's cross
2-1 Pitman header
Cherries came back from 2-0 down here last season.
RT @stuplummerr: 1 bad half and everyone's panicking! Can't be amazing all the time and the games not even over! #afcb— @TomJordan21 19 January 2013
Second half underway
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.
2-0 to Walsall, Grigg penalty
Penalty to Walsall
Two minutes added
Into the last minute of the first half
McQuoid has taken up a central role alongside Thomas with Pitman moving to the left flank and Fogden in the middle.
Eddie Howe half time team talk required by the sounds of it. #afcb— @AHardiman22 19 January 2013
Pitman's header hits the crossbar from McQuoid cross.
Cherries need to weather this storm and regroup in second half
Sub: Arter off, McQuoid on, 36 mins, injury
Arter looks like he's going off with McQuoid on
Cherries looking a tad shaky at the back
That goal has been coming, we've been very sloppy in possession. Trying to be too direct. #saddlers 1-0 #afcb— @NickDCase 19 January 2013
Confusion in press box and Cherries' 18-yard box. Seems as if Sam Mantom's cross from the right went straight in.
1-0 to Walsall
Big let-off for Cherries after James drops a cross. Elphick saves the day by blocking Grigg's shot towards an unguarded net.
lyle taylor again!!! should never, etc. #AFCB— @AFCBTony 19 January 2013
Walsall defence doing well to protect their goal when Cherries look to threaten.
Purkiss booked for a trip on Daniels
Pitman's shot hit the wall.
Not too many chances to talk about here. Could be one coming up though. Free kick to Cherries
Sam Vokes on target for Burnley
Richard O'Kelly shouting instructions from the Walsall bench.
Pitch seems to be playing okay. Lots of snow on the surrounds.
About 300 Cherries fans here.
Red Army chant started by John Garard.
Referee Andy Davies is from Portsmouth, apparently.
Would love 3 points to get us in the top 6! #afcb— @Happymool 19 January 2013
UTCIAD #afcb #boscombe— @mjsverige 19 January 2013
Grigg and Brandy look a lively front two for Walsall.
Walsall made the better start after 10 minutes.
And James saves bravely at the feet of Jamie Grigg.
Neat work by Jamie Paterson before his shot finds side netting.
Shot from Pitman is charged down by a defender.
Febian Brandy stretches to meet a cross and hooks the first chance high over the bar.
C'mon cherries.. 3 points please :-)) #AFCB— @KerryCherries 19 January 2013
Here we go again then. #Upthecherries #afcb— @AFCB_B5 19 January 2013
Really tough game today, fancy @SteveFletcher33 to come on and save us #utciad #afcb— @TomJordan21 19 January 2013
Marc Pugh ruled out due to a dead leg and Ryan Fraser still awaiting international clearance.
Thomas and Pitman up front for Cherries, Grabban on right wing
Cherries to kick off.
Teams in a huddle
Cherries looking to extend to 16 their unbeaten run in League One. Saddlers have won five of their past six.
Saddlers: McLoughlin, Purkiss, Butler, Downing, Benning, Baxendale, A Chambers, Mantom, Paterson, Grigg, Brandy. Subs: Holden, Featherstone, Hemmings, Bowerman, J Chambers, Taylor, Grof (g/k).
Following much discussion, Cherries have made three changes with David James, Wes Fogden and Brett Pitman coming in.
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).
Welcome to today's Matchday Live from the Banks's Stadium.
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