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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Griffin Park
  • Alexander (43)
  • Nicholls (11) Gray (53)
Goal!

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90:37 +0.37

Emmanuele Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Alexander. Craig Woodman fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Jon Brain. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor, Header by Leon Legge from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

90:25 +0.25

Julian Gray challenges Kevin O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

88:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lancashire by Marcus Bean. Caution for Marcus Bean. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

88:27

Alex Nicholls fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick. Oliver Lancashire takes the direct free kick.

87:25

William Grigg takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

85:51

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steve Jones from the left by-line, clearance by Pim Balkestein.

82:32

Gary Alexander conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

81:18

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

79:43

William Grigg on for Darren Byfield.

78:28

The referee blows for offside against Gary Alexander. Jon Brain takes the free kick.

78:10

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

74:38

Alex Nicholls challenges Myles Weston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

72:31

Foul by Gary Alexander on Emmanuele Smith, free kick awarded. Nicky Forster replaces Charlie MacDonald. Jon Brain takes the free kick.

69:38

Charlie MacDonald is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Brain.

69:04

Shot from outside the penalty box by Darren Byfield goes 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. Comfortable save by Jon Brain.

63:43

Unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Craig Woodman results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Taundry.

60:56

Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Woodman, Emmanuele Smith manages to make a clearance.

60:19

Sam Wood goes off and Myles Weston comes on.

57:38

Sam Wood takes a shot. Save made by Jon Brain. Toumani Diagouraga takes a shot. Save by Jon Brain. Corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman from the left by-line, Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor, Header from close range by Leon Legge clears the bar.

55:12

Pim Balkestein gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls. Free kick taken by Richard Taundry.

53:06

Julian Gray fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 1-2 Walsall.Darren Byfield provided the assist for the goal.

51:32

Craig Woodman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lescott. Direct free kick taken by Jon Brain.

50:05

Richard Taundry fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.

47:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Emmanuele Smith. Free kick taken by Craig Woodman.

46:37

Corner taken by Julian Gray from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Toumani Diagouraga.

46:23 +1.23

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alex Nicholls. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

45:38

Gary Alexander gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuele Smith. Free kick taken by Jon Brain.

44:53

Charlie MacDonald is ruled offside. Oliver Lancashire restarts play with the free kick.

43:05

Goal scored by Gary Alexander from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Brentford 1-1 Walsall.Assist by Robbie Simpson.

40:23

Gary Alexander has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

39:44

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin O'Connor, Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance.

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. Free kick taken by Richard Taundry.

35:12

Foul by Emmanuele Smith on Gary Alexander, free kick awarded. Pim Balkestein takes the direct free kick.

31:19

Corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman from the left by-line, Oliver Lancashire makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor from the right by-line to the near post, Toumani Diagouraga has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

30:46

Steve Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Pim Balkestein.

29:32

Unfair challenge on Toumani Diagouraga by Ryan McGivern results in a free kick. Kevin O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

28:39

Jon Brain booked for time wasting.

27:55

Foul by Julian Gray on Kevin O'Connor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

26:39

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Brain.

26:39

Gary Alexander is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

23:26

The official flags Darren Byfield offside. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

22:52

Gary Alexander concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmanuele Smith. Direct free kick taken by Jon Brain.

19:36

Foul by Emmanuele Smith on Charlie MacDonald, free kick awarded. Craig Woodman takes the free kick.

18:56

Close range shot by Sam Wood misses to the left of the goal.

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 by Kevin O'Connor, Emmanuele Smith manages to make a clearance.

16:10

Craig Woodman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones. Free kick taken by Darren Byfield.

15:19

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Gary Alexander goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

12:18

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Woodman, clearance by Richard Taundry.

11:25

Alex Nicholls fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 0-1 Walsall.Assist on the goal came from Darren Byfield.

9:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor from the right by-line, clearance made by Oliver Lancashire.

6:55

Gary Alexander has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

3:32

Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Oliver Lancashire. Gary Alexander takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jon Brain.

2:12

Corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman, clearance made by Julian Gray.

1:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Taundry on Charlie MacDonald. Pim Balkestein takes the free kick.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The half-time whistle blows.

The referee starts the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Weston worry for Bees Myles Weston will be handed a late fitness test ahead of Brentford's home game against Walsall. The winger missed Tuesday night's Carling Cup win over Cheltenham after suffering a groin injury at Carlisle, but he hopes to return at the weekend. Striker Carl Cort is still sidelined with an Achilles injury with boss Andy Scott not expecting him back for at least another week. On-loan Huddersfield forward Robbie Simpson scored on his full debut against the Robins and is in line to keep his place. Summer signings Michael Spillane and David McCracken, who were hauled off at half-time during the opening-day defeat at Carlisle, were unused substitutes in midweek and could find themselves back on the bench again. Walsall travel with a fully-fit squad looking to avoid a hat-trick of defeats in their first three games of the season. Full-back Ryan McGivern has returned from international duty with Northern Ireland and is available, while central defender Oliver Lancashire recovered from a thigh strain to start Tuesday`s Carling Cup defeat to Tranmere. The Saddlers were disappointing in last weekend`s 2-1 opening-day reverse to MK Dons and less than impressive, although marginally improved, in the 1-0 loss to Rovers. And manager Chris Hutchings will be looking at ways to get more from his squad, especially in attack where they have looked toothless following the departure of Troy Deeney. One option could be to push winger Steve Jones into a forward position, while youngster Will Grigg could be promoted from the bench, with Alex Nicholls the man most likely to make way.

Formation:442Manager: Andrew Scott

Brentford

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Hutchings

Walsall

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Kevin O'Connor
  • Leon Legge
  • Pim Balkestein
  • Craig Woodman
  • Robbie Simpson
  • Marcus Bean
  • Toumani Diagouraga
  • Sam Wood
  • Charlie MacDonald
  • Gary Alexander
  • SUBS
  • Richard Lee
  • David McCracken
  • Nicky Forster
  • Myles Weston
  • Michael Spillane
  • David Hunt
  • Karleigh Osborne

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Match Report

Smash-and-grab Saddlers Walsall staged a smash-and-grab raid to clinch their first points of the season with a 2-1 win at Brentford. Julian Gray volleyed home the winner from Darren Byfield's cross after the Bees failed to clear their lines. The visitors had taken the lead after 12 minutes when Alex Nicholls latched onto a harmless-looking through ball to fire past stranded goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. After that it was all Brentford, and they drew level just before the break when Gary Alexander flashed a header past Saddlers goalkeeper Jonny Brain from Robbie Simpson's whipped right-wing cross. Brentford peppered the visitors' goal, with Sam Wood and Alexander both firing narrowly wide before Gray smashed home at the far post. Alexander went close to levelling in the 66th minute with a clever lob which was well saved by Brain, who also kept his side in the game with a reflex save with his legs from Craig Woodman's 90th-minute free-kick.

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