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Bury 3-3 Walsall

Walsall fought back from 2-0 down only to concede a stoppage-time equaliser as they drew a thrilling League One encounter 3-3 at Bury.

In-form striker James Vaughan gave the hosts a 22nd-minute lead before Reece Brown scored a 45th-minute free-kick from around 40 yards.

Bury were stunned by three goals in eight minutes through Erhun Oztumer and a Jason McCarthy brace, but Tom Soares pounced at the death to deny Walsall a third straight win.

Tom Pope and Amadou Bakayoko had gone close at each end before Pope crossed for Vaughan to slide in his 17th goal of the season - and seventh in three games.

Neil Etheridge then saved a Pope header and blocked the striker's follow-up, while Bury's Rob Lainton saved a Bakayoko shot.

But Bury doubled their lead as Brown's free-kick caught Etheridge off his line and flew into the top corner.

The Shakers eased off in the second half, though, and Walsall made them pay. Matt Preston had a shot blocked on the line and Lainton denied Isaiah Osbourne from the rebound.

But Oztumer hit a 20-yard free-kick into the bottom corner on 71 minutes to spark the Saddlers' fightback.

Five minutes later, McCarthy fired home from Bakayoko's cut-back before the Southampton loanee headed home from Osbourne's cross.

Soares then glanced in Brown's cross to rescue a point but Bury remain in the relegation zone.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 13Lainton
  • 3Leigh
  • 5BurgessBooked at 38mins
  • 6Kay
  • 28Moore
  • 18MellisSubstituted forPennantat 82'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 33BrownBooked at 70mins
  • 24HopeSubstituted forLoweat 82'minutes
  • 11PopeSubstituted forMillerat 75'minutes
  • 12Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 4Etuhu
  • 20Burgess
  • 25Barnett
  • 29Miller
  • 38Pennant
  • 39Lowe

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 4O'Connor
  • 16PrestonBooked at 59mins
  • 32O'Connell
  • 5McCarthy
  • 7Chambers
  • 8CuvelierSubstituted forJacksonat 72'minutes
  • 14Osbourne
  • 2Edwards
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forDobsonat 87'minutes
  • 20BakayokoSubstituted forMakrisat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 6Dobson
  • 9Jackson
  • 11Morris
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 24Roberts
  • 33Makris
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,280

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 3, Walsall 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 3, Walsall 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Andreas Makris replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bury).

(Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 3, Walsall 3. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reece Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. George Dobson replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Reece Brown.

Foul by Taylor Moore (Bury).

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

Attempt blocked. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Ryan Lowe replaces Hallam Hope.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jermaine Pennant replaces Jacob Mellis.

Attempt missed. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Walsall 3. Jason McCarthy (Walsall) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Isaiah Osbourne.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

Jason McCarthy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Walsall 2. Jason McCarthy (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. George Miller replaces Tom Pope.

Attempt missed. Taylor Moore (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Mellis (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Simeon Jackson replaces Florent Cuvelier.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Walsall 1. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Reece Brown (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Reece Brown (Bury).

Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Neil Etheridge (Walsall).

Reece Brown (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Tom Pope (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe28177456282858
2Sheff Utd29176653341957
3Bolton27155736211550
4Fleetwood29148743301350
5Bradford291213436241249
6Rochdale27143104136545
7Southend28111074035543
8Bristol Rovers29126114850-242
9Peterborough2811894037341
10Millwall2711794240240
11Charlton2791263527839
12Walsall2891183638-238
13Wimbledon2791083833537
14Oxford Utd27107103430437
15MK Dons2797113837134
16Northampton2996144248-633
17Gillingham2888123544-932
18Port Vale2788113142-1132
19Shrewsbury2978142841-1329
20Swindon2978142742-1529
21Bury2976164658-1227
22Chesterfield2875162845-1726
23Oldham28510131630-1425
24Coventry2849152342-1921
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