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Walsall 3-1 AFC Bournemouth: Penalties end Cherries' unbeaten league run

By DavidBol  |  Posted: January 21, 2013

Walsall 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

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Two penalties brought AFC Bournemouth's League One unbeaten run to an end against Walsall.

The home side's second penalty which secured all three points was awarded in strange circumstances.

Eunan O'Kane was penalised for handball after he picked the ball up after he thought he had heard a whistle.

The Saddlers took the lead through Sam Mantom midway through the first half. Brett Pitman came close to tying up the scores before the break, when he hit the crossbar.

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David James tripped Will Grigg in the penalty area, and Grigg got back on his feet the double the host's advantage from the spot.

Pitman gave his side a lifeline as he found the net early in the second half, before Grigg's second penalty ensure Walsall would take all three points.

The Cherries' 15-games unbeaten run in League One is now over, with the Dorset side dropping to eighth place in the league table.

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