AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Walsall: Late strike spoils David James' Cherries debut
A late strike from George Bowerman condemned AFC Bournemouth to their second straight defeat as David James' debut ended in disappointment.
Andy Butler had headed the visitors ahead before the break, but Charlie Daniels levelled with nine minutes remaining.
Walsall continued their bright start to the season when Bowerman found the net in the closing stages.
Bournemouth manager Paul Groves made six changes to the side which lost against Swindon last weekend - handing debuts to Lorenzo Davids, Frank Demouge and James - who signed for the club on Friday.
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After being denied an early penalty, Walsall took the lead five minutes before the break. Butler's powerful header gave the 42-year-old ex-England goalkeeper James no chance after a good cross from Ben Purkiss.
The Cherries struggled to carve out any clear chances throughout the first half, but turned up the pressure after the break.
Butler nearly doubled the visitors' lead when some questionable marking gave the Walsall skipper a free header. However, his effort sailed over the bar.
Bournemouth finally found an equaliser with time running out - as Daniels fired through a busy penalty box to the tie up the game.
However, the Cherries' revival was short-lived as Bowerman struck with a powerful drive following a corner. The home side had one last chance to grab a point but substitute Wes Fogden's effort was blocked before Demouge's overhead kick sailed agonisingly wide.
The Cherries slip to eighteenth place in League One ahead of their visit to Crawley on Tuesday.