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Hurst hails Ogogo after Shrewsbury see off Walsall

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by PA8 hits

Paul Hurst highlighted the contribution of influential skipper Abu Ogogo after Shrewsbury beat Walsall 2-0 to stay in the top two in League One.Ogogo broke forward from midfield to score his second goal of the season in the closing stages after Alex Rodman had earlier fired Shrewsbury in front.“He leads by example, gets about the pitch extremely well and he’s just a great lad to work...Full Story »

Shrewsbury see off Walsall to maintain promotion push

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by PA4 hits

Shrewsbury continued their excellent season by beating Walsall 2-0 to stay second in League One.Alex Rodman and Abu Ogogo scored the goals as Paul Hurst’s high-flying side added three more points to their tally.Shrewsbury were rewarded for a bright start with a sixth-minute breakthrough as Rodman converted Jon Nolan’s inviting low cross from the right.The hosts nearly added to their ...Full Story »

Defender Bolton ruled out for Walsall clash

Posted Thursday, March 08, 2018 by PA15 hits

League One promotion contenders Shrewsbury are without defender James Bolton for Saturday’s derby clash with Walsall.The 23-year-old is still troubled by the ankle injury that forced him to miss Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy semi-final win over Yeovil but hopes to return next week.The postponement of last weekend’s clash with Peterborough has allowed defender Max Lowe time to ov...Full Story »

Keith Hill wants Rochdale to carry on winning after victory over Walsall

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2018 by PA20 hits

Keith Hill wants his Rochdale side to keep up the pressure on their relegation rivals after climbing off the bottom of the League One table with a 3-0 win at Walsall.A Jim McNulty header – his first goal for the club – plus an Ian Henderson strike and a cracking solo goal from Bournemouth loanee Mihai Dobre gave Dale a vital victory.They remain nine points from safety but have four g...Full Story »

Rochdale ease to victory at Walsall

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2018 by PA9 hits

Rochdale bounced back from their FA Cup humbling at Tottenham by climbing off the foot of League One with an emphatic 3-0 victory at woeful Walsall.Jim McNulty, Ian Henderson and a super solo goal from debutant Bournemouth loanee Mihai Dobre moved Dale above Bury but they remain nine points from safety, albeit with games in hand.They led on 16 minutes as McNulty outjumped Walsall defenders to lo...Full Story »

Walsall boss Jon Whitney praises team effort after Southend triumph

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2018 by PA9 hits

Walsall manager Jon Whitney stressed that his whole Saddlers side deserved to be praised following their 3-0 win at Southend United.Erhun Oztumer bagged three goals in the second half to condemn Chris Powell to his first defeat as Shrimpers boss.But Whitney was quick to praise all of his players after they secured their first away win since November. “Erhun will get all the accolades but i...Full Story »

Erhun Oztumer hat-trick hands Walsall victory at Southend

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2018 by PA21 hits

A second-half hat-trick from Erhun Oztumer handed Walsall a 3-0 win at Southend United.The Shrimpers’ ground staff and their fans had fought hard to get the game on at Roots Hall, clearing snow off the pitch on the morning of the match.But it was Saddlers who were more grateful for the game going ahead as Jon Whitney’s side secured their first away win since November. The defeat was ...Full Story »

Anthony Wordsworth in line to make Southend return against Walsall

Posted Thursday, March 01, 2018 by PA17 hits

Anthony Wordsworth could return after calf trouble in Southend’s League One clash with Walsall on Saturday.The midfielder has been sidelined since January but featured for Southend Under-23s at Millwall earlier this week, in a match that was abandoned after 65 minutes due to snow.Southend will hope Michael Kightly will be available again after hamstring trouble.Josh White is also bidding t...Full Story »

Peterborough see off Walsall after brush with the elements

Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PA18 hits

Defender Steven Taylor and his Peterborough team-mates swept snow from the pitch as their side beat Walsall 2-1 in Sky Bet League One.Heavy snow enveloped the ABAX Stadium but the referee allowed play to continue as long as the white lines remained visible.Posh officials came onto the pitch with shovels to clear snow following a heavy downfall, with former Newcastle player Taylor among those hel...Full Story »

Peterborough end winless run against Walsall

Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PA19 hits

Peterborough earned a first win in eight games after beating Walsall 2-1 in front of the man tipped to become their new manager.Caretaker David Oldfield took charge of the success in the heavy ABAX Stadium snow following the Sunday sacking of Grant McCann.Steve Evans – expected to succeed McCann after resigning as Mansfield boss – saw Posh fall behind in the ninth minute when Julien ...Full Story »

David Oldfield to take charge of Peterborough for Walsall clash

Posted Monday, February 26, 2018 by PA23 hits

David Oldfield will take charge of Peterborough when Walsall visit the ABAX Stadium in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday.Oldfield is interim manager after the club sacked Grant McCann on Monday, with Posh six points adrift of the play-off places after failing to win any of their last seven matches.It remains to be seen whether Oldfield will make changes following Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with ...Full Story »

Tony Mowbray hails Blackburn’s resilience after hard-fought Walsall win

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA24 hits

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray praised his side’s resilience as they shook off a sickness bug to maintain their grip on top spot in League One with a 2-1 win at Walsall.Danny Graham and Elliott Bennett were both physically ill at half-time, while playmaker Bradley Dack missed the game with the virus.But, aided by Graham’s early brace, Rovers held off a fightback from their hosts after J...Full Story »

Striker dilemma for Walsall boss Jon Whitney

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018 by PA26 hits

Walsall boss Jon Whitney must decide between Amadou Bakayoko and Justin Shaibu in attack for the clash with Sky Bet League One leaders Blackburn.Whitney brought Bakayoko in for Shaibu for last weekend’s clash with Gillingham but the Saddlers drew a blank, with Shaibu coming on for the final 20 minutes.Goalkeeper Liam Roberts was the star performer against the Gills and there was good news ...Full Story »

Whitney thrilled with clean sheet as Walsall frustrate in-form Gills

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA22 hits

Walsall boss Jon Whitney admits he loves nothing more than a clean sheet and believes that was exactly what goalkeeper Liam Roberts deserved after inspiring the Saddlers to a goalless draw at in-form Gillingham.Roberts denied Tom Eaves and Jake Hessenthaler, among others, on multiple occasions, while Gills’ leading scorer Eaves also hit the bar with a first-half header and hooked a shot on...Full Story »

Liam Roberts stars as Walsall hold Gillingham to goalless draw

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA5 hits

Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts helped earn his side a dogged 0-0 draw against in-form Gillingham at Priestfield to extend their unbeaten run to four games.Roberts made a handful of key saves to deny a Gills side that have lost just twice in their last 17 league games.Leading scorer Tom Eaves wasted the hosts’ best chances of an uneventful opening half. He headed against the crossbar &ndas...Full Story »

Gillingham duo set for starts against Walsall

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by PA28 hits

Gillingham pair Scott Wagstaff and Lee Martin could be in line for starts in the Sky Bet League One clash with Walsall.Wagstaff (hamstring) and Martin (calf) have made substitute appearances following their recovery from injury but could be deemed ready for inclusion in the starting XI.Alex Lacey is set to miss out once more as he continues his rehabilitation from an ankle injury, although he ma...Full Story »

Joe Edwards scores a brace as Walsall beat Doncaster

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA17 hits

Joe Edwards scored twice in two first-half minutes to set Walsall on the way to a 4-2 victory over out-of-form Doncaster.Walsall went ahead in the 22nd minutes when Nicky Devlin’s cross was met by a looping Edwards header from 10 yards that found the top corner.Edwards doubled the advantage two minutes later, running on to Justin Shaibu’s pull-back and stroking low into the bottom co...Full Story »

Erhun Oztumer set to return to Walsall line-up

Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 by PA18 hits

Walsall top scorer Erhun Oztumer is expected to return for the Saddlers’ home clash with Doncaster.The 13-goal midfielder was dropped to the bench for Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Blackpool as Julien Ngoy was handed his first start.On-loan Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik is still waiting for his debut after joining last month.Manager Jon Whitney has no fresh injury concerns, wit...Full Story »

Gary Bowyer left frustrated as Blackpool are held by Walsall

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA15 hits

Gary Bowyer was left frustrated despite Armand Gnanduillet rescuing a point as his Blackpool side recorded a 2-2 draw at home to Walsall. The away side looked to be heading for victory after goals in each half from Joe Edwards and Jon Guthrie gave the Saddlers the lead. But twice Blackpool hit back, first through Nathan Delfouneso just before half-time and then right at the death Gnanduillet str...Full Story »

Armand Gnanduillet nets late leveller as Blackpool claim Walsall point

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA12 hits

Armand Gnanduillet’s last-gasp strike rescued a 2-2 draw for Blackpool and denied Walsall all three points at Bloomfield Road. Walsall opened the scoring midway through the first half through Joe Edwards, who finished off a well-worked passing move by netting a composed finish from inside the penalty area. Nathan Delfouneso then levelled for Blackpool after 37 minutes when he fired home fr...Full Story »

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