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Mark Cooper bemoans “soft goals” as Barrow snatch point at Walsall

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2021 by PA4 hits

Barrow boss Mark Cooper was an unhappy man despite Josh Gordon rescuing a point with a stoppage-time equaliser against his old club in a 2-2 draw at Walsall.Gordon guided home Patrick Brough’s cross six minutes into time added on to rock the club he left in the summer.The Saddlers twice led through George Miller’s third brace in nine games – including a brilliant back-heeled fi...Full Story »

Otis Khan in contention for first Walsall start against Barrow

Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021 by PA7 hits

Midfielder Otis Khan could make his debut as Walsall host Barrow in Sky Bet League Two.The 26-year-old former Tranmere player joined the Saddlers on a free transfer on Monday and was an unused substitute at Oldham on Tuesday.Manager Matt Taylor will further assess his attacking options following the 3-1 win at Boundary Park.Conor Wilkinson and Tyrese Shade both came into the side but were replac...Full Story »

Matt Taylor: Extending unbeaten run at Oldham gives Walsall players real belief

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by PA8 hits

Delighted Walsall boss Matt Taylor is confident his side’s 3-1 League Two victory at Oldham ought to give his players “real belief” as they extended their unbeaten league run to four matches.The Saddlers crucially struck twice shortly before the break and then sealed a precious win thanks to Emmanuel Osadebe’s 85th-minute goal as the hosts failed to build on their first h...Full Story »

Walsall extend unbeaten run to four matches with victory at Oldham

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by PA6 hits

Two quickfire goals shortly before half-time helped Walsall on their way to an eventual 3-1 League Two victory at Oldham.The improving Saddlers extended their unbeaten run to four matches.Walsall threatened first when Tyrese Shade fired wide from 20 yards.Oldham striker Zak Dearnley then volleyed an chance off target as he darted in to meet Jack Stobbs’ cross.The Saddlers went ahead agains...Full Story »

Oldham manager Keith Curle could pick unchanged side against Walsall

Posted Monday, October 18, 2021 by PA8 hits

Oldham manager Keith Curle could stick to a winning formula for the visit of Walsall in Sky Bet League Two.But Curle may decide to recall striker Hallam Hope to his starting XI after he came off the bench in the last two games, including the Latics’ first home league win of the season against Stevenage on Saturday.Hope came on as a late substitute in the 3-0 victory at the weekend, as did ...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett frustrated after Leyton Orient held to goalless draw by Walsall

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA10 hits

Leyton Orient manager Kenny Jackett admitted he was frustrated with aspects of his team’s performance against Walsall following the Londoners’ second successive goalless home draw.Both defences were on top throughout, with George Miller and Conor Wilkinson coming closest for the Saddlers while Orient’s best opportunities fell to Theo Archibald  and Harry Smith.“I tho...Full Story »

Frustration for Leyton Orient as they are held to a draw at home to Walsall

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA4 hits

Defences ruled the day at Brisbane Road as Leyton Orient and Walsall battled their way to a  0-0 draw.Orient striker Harry Smith came closest to putting his side in front before the break when his overhead kick just cleared the crossbar.At the other end, a powerful header by George Miller forced Lawrence Vigouroux into making at save at full stretch.Just before half time, O’s Theo Arc...Full Story »

Matthew Taylor impressed by Walsall’s character in last-gasp Salford win

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA14 hits

Relieved Walsall boss Matthew Taylor praised his players for picking themselves up off the floor to beat Salford 2-1 courtesy of Conor Wilkinson’s stoppage-time winner.The Saddlers have dropped several points from winning positions this season and a repeat looked on the cards when Salford skipper Ash Eastham cancelled out Kieran Phillips’ first-minute opener.However, summer signing W...Full Story »

Conor Wilkinson leaves it late as Walsall sink Salford

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA12 hits

Conor Wilkinson came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner as Walsall beat Salford 2-1 to ease away from the relegation zone.Kieran Phillips put the Saddlers ahead after 29 seconds but Ash Eastham levelled for Salford before Wilkinson struck five minutes into time added on.Phillips gave Walsall the perfect start as he raced 40 yards unchallenged before scuffing the ball past Tom King and...Full Story »

Jack Rose set to replace Carl Rushworth in goal for Walsall against Salford

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by PA25 hits

Walsall goalkeeper Jack Rose is set to make his first league appearance of the season in Saturday’s clash with Salford.Brighton loanee Carl Rushworth is away on international duty with England Under-21s so Rose is in line to deputise, having played in the midweek Papa John’s Trophy tie at Northampton.Midfielder Emmanuel Osadebe could start again after scoring his first goal of the se...Full Story »

Matt Taylor annoyed after Exeter held by Walsall

Posted Sunday, October 03, 2021 by PA9 hits

Exeter manager Matt Taylor could not hide his frustration after watching his side twice throw away the lead in a 2-2 draw with Walsall at St James Park.Tim Dieng gave Exeter a dream start, heading home inside five minutes, but Walsall deservedly drew level when George Miller scored from the spot after a clumsy Harry Kite foul.Dieng won Exeter a penalty, which Matt Jay missed, before Sam Nombe re...Full Story »

Draw Taylor made as George Miller brace earns Walsall point at Exeter

Posted Sunday, October 03, 2021 by PA3 hits

The ‘Matt Taylor derby’ ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw between Exeter and Walsall at St James Park.It was the first time the two teams had met in the EFL, led by managers with the same name since Bobby Campbells managed Fulham and Bristol Rovers in 1978.Exeter made a dream start with a goal inside five minutes. Pierce Sweeney delivered a superb cross to the back post and Tim Dieng...Full Story »

Exeter without midfielder Kyle Taylor against Walsall

Posted Friday, October 01, 2021 by PA16 hits

Exeter will be without Kyle Taylor for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game at home to Walsall.Midfielder Taylor has tested positive for coronavirus and has begun a mandatory period of isolation.Grecians boss Matt Taylor revealed at his pre-match press conference that another player had been displaying symptoms of Covid-19, which could mean a further absentee.Defender Jack Sparkes remains on...Full Story »

Liam Kinsella misses Walsall’s clash with Bristol Rovers

Posted Thursday, September 23, 2021 by PA21 hits

Walsall will be without Liam Kinsella for the Sky Bet League Two match against Bristol Rovers as the midfielder is set for knee surgery.Kinsella limped off towards the end of the defeat at Newport last weekend, with scans showing the need for an operation, but he is not expected to be a long-term absentee.Joss Labadie continues to serve a three-match suspension following a red card against Bradf...Full Story »

Wayne Hatswell delighted to see changes pay off as Newport down Walsall

Posted Sunday, September 19, 2021 by PA16 hits

Newport assistant manager Wayne Hatswell was delighted to see County’s decision to make wholesale changes pay dividends after James Clarke netted a late winner against Walsall.Exiles boss Michael Flynn made eight changes to the side that was beaten 1-0 by Northampton in midweek and was rewarded with a 2-1 victory.Mickey Demetriou put the hosts ahead early on but Matty Dolan missed the chan...Full Story »

Newport snatch late win over Walsall as James Clarke downs former club

Posted Sunday, September 19, 2021 by PA3 hits

James Clarke came back to haunt his old club as he headed home a late winner to earn Newport a 2-1 victory over Walsall at Rodney Parade.Signed in the summer by the Exiles, Clarke rose high to meet Cameron Norman’s pinpoint cross in the 87th minute and notch his first goal for his new club.Walsall goalkeeper Carl Rushworth saved a first-half penalty to keep his side in a game that looked l...Full Story »

Matthew Taylor believes George Miller can thrive at Walsall

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by PA9 hits

Walsall boss Matthew Taylor believes the Saddlers will benefit from being George Miller’s last-chance saloon after the loan striker marked his home debut with a brace in a 3-1 win over Mansfield.The former Bury forward’s career has stalled since moves to Championship sides Middlesbrough and Barnsley – and he left the Tykes to join Walsall on loan on transfer deadline day.Miller...Full Story »

George Miller double helps Walsall to comfortable win over Mansfield

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by PA17 hits

George Miller scored twice on his home debut as Walsall cruised to a 3-1 victory that sent Mansfield crashing to a fifth successive defeat.Miller, a deadline day loan arrival from Barnsley, brushed off Stags defenders to score at the start of each half, while Ash Taylor also netted for the Saddlers before Danny Johnson’s late response.Walsall led after just six minutes, Miller outmuscling ...Full Story »

Joss Labadie suspended for Walsall’s clash with Mansfield

Posted Friday, September 10, 2021 by PA29 hits

Walsall will be without captain Joss Labadie for the visit of Mansfield due to suspension.The experienced midfielder was sent off in the first half of his side’s 1-1 draw with Bradford last weekend for a dangerous tackle on Gareth Evans.Fellow midfielder Rory Holden remains absent for the foreseeable future due to a long-standing knee injury.Striker Conor Wilkinson is also facing a spell o...Full Story »

Derek Adams left frustrated as 10-man Walsall deny Bradford victory

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2021 by PA5 hits

Bradford manager Derek Adams was frustrated his side could not break down the 10 men of Walsall in their 1-1 home draw in League Two.Bradford’s dominant first-half display paid dividends when Elliot Watt rifled in from 20 yards.But Jack Earing turned in an equaliser and despite the Saddlers having Joss Labadie sent off just before half-time, the Bantams failed to find a winner.Adams said: ...Full Story »

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