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Lee Beevers has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Steve Fletcher finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Walsall 2-2 Bournemouth.The assist for the goal came from Simon Francis.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Claude Gnakpa by Steve Cook. Richard Taundry takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Simon Francis, clearance by Adam Chambers. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh, clearance made by Andy Butler.
Claude Gnakpa on for Jonathan Macken.
Marc Pugh sends in a cross, clearance by Lee Beevers.
Lyle Taylor comes on in place of Harry Arter.
Jonathan Macken crosses the ball. Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Darryl Flahavan makes a save.
The ball is swung over by Wes Fogden. The ball is delivered by Marc Pugh, Jimmy Walker makes a save.
Warren Cummings produces a cross, clearance by Andy Butler.
Unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Jonathan Macken results in a free kick. Steve Cook takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Steve Fletcher results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.
Warren Cummings takes a shot. Jimmy Walker makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Andrew Halliday.
Shot on goal by Simon Francis from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
Michael Symes goes off and Steve Fletcher comes on.
Adam Chambers produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
The ball is swung over by Marc Pugh.
Andrew Halliday replaces Jamie Paterson.
The ball is delivered by Simon Francis, clearance by Andy Butler.
Centre by Warren Cummings, Mat Sadler makes a clearance.
Richard Taundry takes a shot. Save made by Darryl Flahavan.
The ball is delivered by Richard Taundry, save by Darryl Flahavan.
Stephen Purches produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Lee Beevers concedes a Penalty for a foul on Marc Pugh. Michael Symes scores a placed penalty. Walsall 2-1 Bournemouth.
Alex Nicholls has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Alex Nicholls, clearance made by Stephane Zubar.
Alex Nicholls delivers the ball.
Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh, Adam Chambers makes a clearance.
Warren Cummings crosses the ball, clearance by Andy Butler. The ball is delivered by Warren Cummings, Jamie Paterson gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh, clearance made by Andy Butler.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Symes. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.
Inswinging corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line, clearance by Andy Butler.
Andy Butler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas. Simon Francis restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Symes takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.
Corner taken right-footed by Richard Taundry from the right by-line, Andy Butler grabs a headed goal from close range. Walsall 2-0 Bournemouth.Assist on the goal came from Alex Nicholls.
Harry Arter takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
Corner taken by Warren Cummings, Emmanuele Smith makes a clearance.
Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Mat Sadler takes a shot. Darryl Flahavan makes a save.
Centre by Richard Taundry, clearance by Steve Cook.
Mat Sadler crosses the ball.
Foul by Wesley Thomas on Andy Butler, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Butler.
Anton Peterlin challenges Wes Fogden unfairly and gives away a free kick. Warren Cummings takes the direct free kick.
Richard Taundry takes a shot. Save by Darryl Flahavan.
Centre by Wes Fogden.
Jamie Paterson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Darryl Flahavan takes the indirect free kick.
Handball by Wesley Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Steve Cook. The referee books Steve Cook for unsporting behaviour. Lee Beevers takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.
Shot from deep inside the area by Jamie Paterson clears the crossbar.
A goal is scored by Jonathan Macken from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Bournemouth.Richard Taundry provided the assist for the goal.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Richard Taundry, clearance by Marc Pugh.
The referee penalises Jimmy Walker for handball. Jimmy Walker receives a yellow card. Strike on goal comes in from Marc Pugh from the free kick.
Wesley Thomas has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Michael Symes fouled by Alex Nicholls, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Warren Cummings.
Foul by Steven Gregory on Richard Taundry, free kick awarded. Richard Taundry takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Pugh on Adam Chambers. Direct free kick taken by Adam Chambers.
Corner taken right-footed by Richard Taundry, A cross is delivered by Anton Peterlin, clearance by Steve Cook.
Corner taken right-footed by Richard Taundry to the near post, clearance by Warren Cummings.
Smith return boosts Saddlers
Walsall welcome back Manny Smith from suspension for the visit of Bournemouth.
The centre-back missed Monday's 2-1 defeat at Bury due to a one-match ban picked up for accumulating five bookings but returns into the fold this weekend and is likely to slot straight back into Dean Smith's XI, with stand-in Lee Beevers reverting to full-back.
Fellow central defender Olly Lancashire continues to struggle with a hamstring injury which has ruled him out of the club's previous four matches and is again set to watch from the stands.
Kevan Hurst returned to first-team action as a second-half substitute at Gigg Lane and the midfielder will again hope to be involved as he builds up his match fitness having recovered from a broken bone in his heel.
Centre-back Steve Cook is set to make his first appearance as a fully-fledged Bournemouth player.
Cook signed on at Dean Court on a full-time basis this week after spending a period on loan at the Dorset club towards the end of 2011, and the defender is likely to be drafted into the starting XI by manager Lee Bradbury at the Banks's Stadium.
However, Bradbury has a string of injuries to contend with when he selects his team.
Defender Adam Barrett (hamstring) and midfielder Shaun MacDonald (dead leg) will have late fitness tests before the Cherries make the trip up the M5, while Mark Molesley (hamstring), Shaun Cooper (thigh), Charlie Sheringham (foot) and Nathan Byrne (ankle) are all out.
Mathieu Baudry will provide another defensive option for Bournemouth after returning from a hamstring injury but Joe Partington remains sidelined as he recovers from an ankle operation.
Fletcher rescues Cherries
Substitute Steve Fletcher's injury-time leveller helped Bournemouth recover from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw at Walsall.
Fletcher powered in a header from Simon Francis' perfect cross in the third minute of stoppage time, just when the Saddlers thought they had done enough to win.
A rash challenge by Walsall defender Lee Beevers on Marc Pugh had handed the Cherries a 62nd-minute penalty, which brought them back into the game, Michael Symes smashing home the spot-kick.
Walsall were all over Bournemouth in the first half and deserved their two-goal interval lead.
They had an anxious moment in the 12th minute when veteran goalkeeper James Walker, equalling a club record with his 529th appearance, was shown just a yellow card for handling while on he floor outside his area.
However, the Saddlers took the lead three minutes later when the outstanding Richard Taundry delivered a low cross to the feet of Jon Macken who swivelled to drill home his sixth goal of the season.
And a minute before half-time, Walsall skipper Andy Butler added a second when Taundry's corner was driven into the goalmouth by Alex Nicholls, blocked on he line, and the defender headed in the rebound.
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