Brentford 1-2 Walsall

14 August 2010 04:01
Julian Gray's cool finish earned Walsall victory and their first points of the season at Brentford.The Saddlers took the lead from their first attack when hesitation in the home defence allowed Alex Nicholls to convert a long ball. [LNB]The Bees levelled just before the break when Gary Alexander headed home Robbie Simpson's cross. [LNB]But Gray clinched the win for the visitors when he swept Darren Byfield's centre into the net. [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 14 August 2010[LNB] Npower League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Brentford 1-2 Walsall FT (HT 1-1) Alexander 44 Nicholls 12 Gray 54 Brentford 41 McCarthy 03 Woodman 04 Bean yellow card 06 Balkestein 32 Legge 02 O'Connor 16 Wood (Weston 61) 20 Diagouraga 10 MacDonald (Forster 73) 23 Simpson 29 Alexander Substitutes 01 Lee, 05 McCracken, 12 Spillane, 22 Osborne, 11 Weston, 13 Hunt, 08 Forster Walsall 01 Brain yellow card 05 Lancashire 14 Taundry 23 McGivern 03 Lescott 06 Smith 08 Richards 18 Gray 07 Jones 09 Byfield (Grigg 80) 11 Nicholls Substitutes 21 Bevan, 02 Westlake, 04 McDonald, 12 Marshall, 20 Geddes, 15 Paterson, 19 Grigg Ref: SuttonAtt: 4,544 BRENTFORD WALSALL Possession Brentford 54% Walsall 46% Attempts on target Brentford 7 Walsall 5 Attempts off target Brentford 10 Walsall 1 Corners Brentford 13 Walsall 2 Fouls Brentford 12 Walsall 9 Final Result 94:41 The match has reached full-time. Full Time 90:00+0:37 Emmanuele Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Alexander. Shot comes in from Craig Woodman from the free kick, save made by Jon Brain. Corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Leon Legge misses to the left of the goal. 90:00+0:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin O'Connor by Julian Gray. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy. 89:03 Free kick taken by Matthew Richards. 89:03 Booking Booking for Marcus Bean for unsporting behaviour. 88:56 Oliver Lancashire fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick. 88:27 Marcus Bean concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Nicholls. Direct free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire. 87:25 William Grigg takes a shot. Alex McCarthy makes a comfortable save. 85:51 Corner taken right-footed by Steve Jones, clearance by Pim Balkestein. 82:32 Shot by Gary Alexander from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar. 81:18 The official flags William Grigg offside. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick. 79:43 Substitution Darren Byfield leaves the field to be replaced by William Grigg. 78:28 The referee blows for offside against Gary Alexander. Jon Brain takes the free kick. 78:10 Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Alex McCarthy makes a save. 74:38 Alex Nicholls gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Myles Weston. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy. 72:31 Free kick taken by Jon Brain. 72:31 Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Nicky Forster coming on for Charlie MacDonald. 72:31 Emmanuele Smith fouled by Gary Alexander, the ref awards a free kick. 69:38 The official flags Charlie MacDonald offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Brain. 69:04 Darren Byfield has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal. 68:29 Craig Woodman decides to take a short corner. 66:14 Myles Weston takes a shot. Clearance by Ryan McGivern. Kevin O'Connor decides to take a short corner. 65:10 Gary Alexander takes a shot. Save made by Jon Brain. 63:43 Unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Craig Woodman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Taundry. 60:56 Corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman, clearance made by Emmanuele Smith. 60:19 Substitution Myles Weston on for Sam Wood. 57:38 Sam Wood takes a shot. Save by Jon Brain. Toumani Diagouraga takes a shot. Save by Jon Brain. Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Woodman, Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor, Leon Legge produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar. 55:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Pim Balkestein on Alex Nicholls. Richard Taundry takes the direct free kick. 53:06 The assist for the goal came from Darren Byfield. 53:06 GOAL - Julian Gray:Brentford 1 - 2 Walsall Julian Gray fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 1-2 Walsall. 51:32 Craig Woodman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lescott. Free kick taken by Jon Brain. 50:05 Toumani Diagouraga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Taundry. Jon Brain takes the direct free kick. 47:26 Emmanuele Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Alexander. Craig Woodman takes the direct free kick. 46:37 Julian Gray takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Toumani Diagouraga manages to make a clearance. 45:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Alexander on Emmanuele Smith. Direct free kick taken by Jon Brain. 45:01 The game restarts for the second half. Half Time 45:00+1:57 It is the end of the first-half. 45:00+1:23 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy. 44:53 The offside flag is raised against Charlie MacDonald. Oliver Lancashire takes the free kick. 43:05 The assist for the goal came from Robbie Simpson. 43:05 GOAL - Gary Alexander:Brentford 1 - 1 Walsall Gary Alexander fires in a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Brentford 1-1 Walsall. 40:23 Shot from just outside the box by Gary Alexander misses to the right of the goal. 39:44 Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin O'Connor, clearance by Ryan McGivern. 38:13 Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Jon Brain. 37:02 Marcus Bean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Taundry. Richard Taundry takes the free kick. 35:12 Foul by Emmanuele Smith on Gary Alexander, free kick awarded. Pim Balkestein takes the free kick. 31:19 Corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman from the left by-line, clearance by Oliver Lancashire. Outswinging corner taken by Kevin O'Connor from the right by-line played to the near post, Toumani Diagouraga produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post. 30:46 Steve Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Pim Balkestein. 29:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Toumani Diagouraga by Ryan McGivern. Kevin O'Connor restarts play with the free kick. 28:39 Booking Jon Brain goes into the referee's book. 27:55 Julian Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin O'Connor. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick. Correction - 26:39 Gary Alexander is caught offside. Oliver Lancashire takes the direct free kick. 26:39 Gary Alexander is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jon Brain. 23:26 The offside flag is raised against Darren Byfield. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick. 22:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emmanuele Smith by Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by Jon Brain. 19:36 Unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald by Emmanuele Smith results in a free kick. Craig Woodman takes the free kick. 18:56 Effort from inside the six-yard box by Sam Wood goes wide left of the target. 17:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Alexander on Julian Gray. Direct free kick taken by Jon Brain. 16:39 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor, Emmanuele Smith makes a clearance. 16:10 Craig Woodman concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Jones. Darren Byfield takes the direct free kick. 15:19 Gary Alexander produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar. 12:18 Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Woodman, Richard Taundry makes a clearance. 11:25 Darren Byfield provided the assist for the goal. 11:25 GOAL - Alex Nicholls:Brentford 0 - 1 Walsall Alex Nicholls finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 0-1 Walsall. 9:01 Outswinging corner taken by Kevin O'Connor from the right by-line, clearance made by Oliver Lancashire. 6:55 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Gary Alexander goes wide of the right-hand upright. 3:32 Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Oliver Lancashire gets a block in. Gary Alexander takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jon Brain. 2:12 Corner taken by Craig Woodman, Julian Gray manages to make a clearance. 1:12 Richard Taundry concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie MacDonald. Pim Balkestein restarts play with the free kick. 0:00 The game kicks-off. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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