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Goalkeeper Liam Roberts thwarts Oxford as Walsall claim victory

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by PA4 hits

A string of superb saves from keeper Liam Roberts helped Walsall move clear of the drop zone as a 2-1 victory dealt a blow to Oxford's play-off push.Roberts saved well from James Henry 10 yards out after 25 minutes then, two minutes later, made a stunning one-handed reflex stop to foil Wes Thomas' bullet near-post header.Against the run of play, Walsall took the lead after 33 minutes as Luke Le...Full Story »

Walsall boss Jon Whitney hopes for double boost

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by PA14 hits

Walsall boss Jon Whitney is hopeful Tyler Roberts and Florent Cuvelier will be available to face Oxford. Forward Roberts (hamstring) and midfielder Cuvelier (knee) have both been out since December. Loanees Daniel Agyei and Zeli Ismail returned to parent clubs Burnley and Bury respectively this week so are out of Whitney's plans. Walsall currently sit just three points above the relegation zone...Full Story »

Ryan Taylor fires Plymouth to win over Walsall

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by PA13 hits

Plymouth soared away from the League One basement with a 1-0 home win over Walsall thanks to Ryan Taylor's thumping 67th-minute strike.Target-man Taylor fired Argyle ahead with an instinctive left-foot strike after Ruben Lameiras' mazy run was halted by a sea of Saddlers defenders on the edge of the box.A minute before, Walsall goalkeeper Mark Gillespie did well to deny danger man Graham Carey ...Full Story »

Derek Adams set to freshen up Plymouth side against Walsall

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by PA13 hits

Derek Adams is likely to make changes to his Plymouth side for the clash with Walsall.Argyle have had an excellent Christmas, taking seven points from three games, but Adams could hand starts to the likes of Antoni Sarcevic, Joel Grant and Jake Jervis, while Nathan Blissett could be available after injury.Plymouth at last have some goalkeeping stability after signing Remi Matthews on loan from ...Full Story »

Rovers record rare draw as Walsall clash ends in stalemate

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by PA9 hits

Bristol Rovers drew a league game for the first time in 10 months as they were held 0-0 at Walsall.Rovers' last draw had come on February 28 - one of six successive draws at the time - and they had gone 34 league games without another one until this deadlock.Burnley loan striker Daniel Agyei almost put Walsall ahead after 20 minutes, beating two defenders on a fine solo run into the box but his...Full Story »

James Wilson set for Walsall return

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by PA19 hits

Walsall boss Jon Whitney is likely to welcome back defender James Wilson for the Boxing Day clash at home to Bristol Rovers.The 28-year-old Sheffield United loanee missed Saturday's last-gasp 1-1 draw at Rochdale after he and his partner welcomed a new baby into the world.Amadou Bakayoko remains out as he serves the second game of a three-match suspension for his sending-off in the defeat at No...Full Story »

Walsall's Kouhyar steals late point as Rochdale's Thompson makes comeback

Posted Saturday, December 23, 2017 by PA9 hits

Maz Kouhyar's late goal handed Walsall a share of the spoils from a 1-1 draw at Rochdale as Joe Thompson returned from the bench for the hosts after beating cancer a second time.At the end of a dire first half, Dale midfielder Callum Camps was close to fluking an opening goal when his miscued cross towards the back post flew over Saddlers stopper Mark Gillespie and struck the crossbar.The secon...Full Story »

Walsall's Maz Kouhyar steals late point at Rochdale

Posted Saturday, December 23, 2017 by PA9 hits

Maz Kouhyar's late goal handed Walsall a share of the spoils from a 1-1 draw on a difficult surface at Rochdale.At the end of a dire first half, Dale midfielder Callum Camps was close to fluking an opening goal when his miscued cross towards the back post flew over Saddlers stopper Mark Gillespie and struck the crossbar.The second half started with Erhun Oztumer flagged offside after netting fr...Full Story »

Rochdale have no new injury worries for Walsall clash

Posted Saturday, December 23, 2017 by PA12 hits

Rochdale look set to have the same group to choose from for Saturday's League One home clash with Walsall as they did last time out.Dale came through the 0-0 draw with Oxford last weekend apparently unscathed.That match saw Keith Keane return to the matchday squad, having recovered from a groin problem.An unused substitute on that occasion, the midfielder will be hoping this contest brings what...Full Story »

Chris Long brace helps end poor Northampton form with win over Walsall

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA2 hits

Chris Long scored a first-half brace as Northampton ended their six-game winless run with victory over Walsall at Sixfields.The Cobblers had lost five of their last six matches but recovered from an early setback to down the in-form Saddlers and climb out of the League One relegation zone.Walsall moved ahead after only 90 seconds when Northampton goalkeeper David Cornell lost possession to Amad...Full Story »

Northampton v Walsall

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA29 hits

Northampton goalkeeper Matt Ingram could recover in time for the home clash with Walsall.Ingram suffered a shoulder injury against Bury two weeks ago, but Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has reported that the QPR loanee is on the mend.John-Joe O'Toole is expected to feature after overcoming an ankle injury, although Sam Hoskins is set to be absent with a similar problem..Midfielder Daniel...Full Story »

Kieron Morris effort enough as Walsall edge Scunthorpe

Posted Saturday, December 09, 2017 by PA10 hits

Kieron Morris' early strike ended Scunthorpe's run of six league wins on the spin as a 1-0 victory lifted Walsall into the top half of League One.After a quiet start, Walsall led after 13 minutes as Morris let fly from the left-hand corner of the box, 20 yards out, and his rocket took a slight deflection to beat Scunthorpe goalkeeper Matt Gilks.Florent Cuvelier came close to doubling the Saddle...Full Story »

Walsall set for Zeli Ismail boost

Posted Saturday, December 09, 2017 by PA20 hits

Walsall midfielder Zeli Ismail is likely to return for Saturday's League One clash with Scunthorpe.Loanee Ismail was ineligible to play against parent club Bury in the Checkatrade Trophy last weekend, while striker Amadou Bakayoko was rested as Qamaruddin Kouhyar and Reece Flanagan were drafted in, and both could resume.Defender James Wilson (ankle) and midfielder Joe Edwards (hamstring), who h...Full Story »

Oztumer and Bakayoko help Walsall to victory over AFC Wimbledon

Posted Saturday, November 25, 2017 by PA0 hits

Erhun Oztumer and Amadou Bakayoko notched as Walsall secured back-to-back league victories for the first time this season by beating AFC Wimbledon 2-1 at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.Oztumer opened the scoring with his ninth goal of the season on 15 minutes, firing into the top corner from 25 yards after Dons goalkeeper George Long's miscued clearance fell to him.The Saddlers doubled their ad...Full Story »

Conor Wilkinson strike secures Gillingham victory at Walsall

Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 by PA13 hits

Gillingham's renaissance continued under Steve Lovell as the 10-man visitors marked his first game in permanent charge with a 1-0 win at Walsall.Conor Wilkinson's goal on the stroke of half-time lifted the Gills out of the relegation zone as they ground out victory despite the 72nd-minute dismissal of Max Ehmer.Walsall went close after 12 minutes as Kieron Morris flicked his boot at Erhun Oztum...Full Story »

Luke who's back for Walsall

Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 by PA11 hits

Defender Luke Leahy could return for Walsall to face Gillingham after battling a knee injury.The left-back limped off in the Saddlers' 1-0 Checkatrade Trophy win at Shrewsbury last week, but is hopeful of being fit. Defender James Wilson is back from suspension after sitting out the FA Cup defeat at Newport having collected five bookings.Walsall skipper Adam Chambers is just one caution away fr...Full Story »

Frank Nouble and Shawn McClousky on target as Newport edge Walsall

Posted Saturday, November 04, 2017 by PA21 hits

Newport County upset League One Walsall to earn a 2-1 triumph and a place in the second round of the FA Cup.Frank Nouble's deflected shot put the hosts 1-0 up in the first-half before Shawn McClousky caught the Saddlers napping just 25 seconds into the second period.Substitute Amadou Bakayoko gave Jon Whitney's men hope with a late header, but Newport advance thanks to the narrow win.The League...Full Story »

Simon Cox strike gives Southend victory at Walsall

Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017 by PA4 hits

Simon Cox's early strike pushed Southend up to 11th in Sky Bet League One as they ended Walsall's unbeaten home record with a 1-0 win at the Banks's Stadium.The winner came after 17 minutes as Michael Kightly intercepted a James Wilson pass and his low cross was laid off by Josh Wright for Cox to drill home from 10 yards.Walsall were close to levelling four minutes later as Joe Edwards' deflect...Full Story »

Walsall set to be unchanged for visit of Southend

Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017 by PA16 hits

Walsall could be unchanged for the visit of Southend.The Saddlers won 3-0 at Doncaster last week and boss Jon Whitney looks set to keep faith with the same side.Zeli Ismail is one man who could be pushing for a start after being restricted to a place on the bench last week following an illness.The Saddlers are unbeaten in four Sky Bet League One games but have only won one of those.Michael Turn...Full Story »

Erhun Oztumer brace inspires Walsall win at Doncaster

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA15 hits

A Erhun Oztumer brace saw Walsall end a six-match winless run in all competitions with a 3-0 League One victory over Doncaster Rovers.The lively midfielder scored twice in a four-minute spell to come back to haunt Darren Ferguson, who managed him at Peterborough United.And substitute Kieron Morris added a third late on.It came as a shock to the system for a Doncaster side that had dominated pos...Full Story »

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