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Ward rescues point for Albion but he's sick it's not three
STEPHEN Ward rescued a point for Albion against Bournemouth - but he still felt sick.
The left-back on loan from Wolves for the season headed an 89th minute equaliser to earn the Seagulls a 1-1 draw at The Amex.
The Irishman's first goal for Albion, and first since April, came after he suffered a blow to the head at Blackpool on Sunday and was sick on the pitch.
It was scant consolation as Oscar Garcia's side yet again failed to make superiority at home count after falling behind early on to a controversial penalty awarded against stand-in skipper Inigo Calderon.
Ward told The Argus: "We are really disappointed not to have won the game. We did more than enough to win, not just one game but three or four.
"We were disappointed with the (penalty) decision but the main thing is we didn't let it affect us. Even with that setback we were outstanding. If it wasn't for an inspired performance by their goalie (Lee Camp) and a bit of luck going their way we would have got the three points.
Calderon was penalised in the 14th minute for a tackle on Marc Pugh when he blatantly won the ball.
Ward said: "I was in disbelief that it was given. We showed great character in the way we responded and we're bitterly disappointed one or two of the chances didn't go in.
"The positive is that we are creating so many chances and it's not as if they were glaring misses. Their keeper pulled off world class saves and we hit the crossbar, the post. It was just one of those days."
Albion have now won just two of their last eight home matches but the point was enough to lift them a place to seventh, still outside the Championship play-off zone only on goal difference.
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