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Walsall 3-3 Bury

Bury produced an amazing comeback from three goals down at half-time to earn a point in a thriller at Walsall.

Walsall led on six minutes as Erhun Oztumer and Andreas Makris combined to tee up Kieron Morris to drill home from 10 yards.

The Saddlers doubled their lead after 14 minutes as Oztumer pounced on an error from Shakers defender Leon Barnett to fizz a 25-yarder into the bottom corner.

It was 3-0 on 32 minutes as Simeon Jackson stole in at the near post to poke Makris' cross past Ben Williams from close range.

Walsall could have been out of sight by the break but Williams twice foiled Jackson one-on-one - and Bury were back in it with two goals in the first five minutes of the second half.

Barnett drilled home a 47th-minute corner from 10 yards and then nodded down a high ball for new signing James Vaughan to make it 3-2 from similar range two minutes later.

Danny Mayor lashed home Bury's leveller from 15 yards on 66 minutes - and the Shakers could have won it two minutes later but Vaughan's half-volley flashed inches over.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 15Kinsella
  • 5McCarthy
  • 32Toner
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 48mins
  • 14OsbourneSubstituted forDobsonat 43'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 7Chambers
  • 33MakrisSubstituted forBakayokoat 58'minutes
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forKouhyarat 73'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 6Dobson
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 16Preston
  • 18Ginnelly
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 22Sangha
  • 25Kouhyar

Bury

  • 1Williams
  • 22MaherSubstituted forPopeat 27'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 25Barnett
  • 3Leigh
  • 19SoaresBooked at 88mins
  • 2Jones
  • 10MayorBooked at 67mins
  • 24HopeSubstituted forMellisat 45'minutes
  • 7IsmailSubstituted forDudleyat 90+1'minutes
  • 12VaughanBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 11Pope
  • 14Clark
  • 15Dudley
  • 18Mellis
  • 20Burgess
  • 21Rachubka
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,393

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamBury
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home11
Away18
Shots on Target
Home9
Away10
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 3, Bury 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 3, Bury 3.

Hand ball by George Dobson (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Anthony Dudley replaces Zeli Ismail.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Amadou Bakayoko.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Neil Etheridge.

Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Williams.

Attempt saved. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Tom Soares (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Simeon Jackson (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Bury).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Liam Kinsella.

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Bury).

Maz Kouhyar (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Maz Kouhyar replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Foul by Antony Kay (Bury).

Simeon Jackson (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Simeon Jackson (Walsall).

Booking

Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 3, Bury 3. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

James Vaughan (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bury).

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

George Dobson (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zeli Ismail (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Dobson (Walsall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton541084413
2Bradford532073411
3Scunthorpe5311137610
4Port Vale531162410
5Millwall5311119210
6Gillingham5311910-110
7Peterborough530211659
8Fleetwood52218538
9Charlton52217528
10Chesterfield52128717
11Swindon42114407
12MK Dons521256-17
13Oldham513124-26
14Bury51226605
15Northampton50503305
16Walsall512278-15
17Bristol Rovers411257-24
18Oxford Utd511358-34
19Southend511358-34
20Sheff Utd511348-44
21Shrewsbury511348-44
22Coventry503225-33
23Rochdale502347-32
24Wimbledon502348-42
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