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  • Date:02 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Meadow Lane
  • Attendance:4,714
  • Hughes (63)
  • Nicholls (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

87:51

Kevin Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Martin.

87:11

Alex Nicholls gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Notts County 1-1 Walsall.Matthew Richards provided the assist for the goal.

86:32

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Gow from the right by-line to the near post, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

86:23

Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.

85:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Alan Gow. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

82:36

Alan Gow challenges Oliver Lancashire unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee cautions Jimmy Walker for time wasting. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

82:14

Richard Ravenhill takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker.

79:58

Alan Gow replaces Craig Westcarr.

78:39

Centre by David Martin, save by Jimmy Walker.

76:48

Corner taken by David Martin.

76:42

The ball is swung over by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Aaron Lescott.

76:16

A cross is delivered by David Martin, clearance by Oliver Lancashire.

75:11

Jonathan Macken goes off and Jamie Paterson comes on. The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Hughes. Jimmy Walker takes the indirect free kick.

71:30

Karl Hawley produces a cross.

70:51

The ball is swung over by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Oliver Lancashire.

69:28

Shot from just outside the box by Oliver Lancashire misses to the left of the goal.

69:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lancashire by Lee Hughes. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

67:06

William Grigg is brought on as a substitute for Jason Price.

66:44

John Thompson takes a shot. Andy Butler gets a block in.

66:34

Centre by Stephen Darby, Aaron Lescott makes a clearance.

65:22

John Thompson replaces Jon Harley.

64:26

Julian Gray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

63:15

Lee Hughes finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Notts County 1-0 Walsall.Corner taken by David Martin from the left by-line, assist by David Martin.

61:42

Andy Butler fouled by Lee Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

60:07

Foul by Richard Ravenhill on Matthew Richards, free kick awarded. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

58:16

The ball is crossed by Lee Hughes, clearance made by Darryl Westlake.

56:17

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Martin from the right by-line to the near post, Aaron Lescott manages to make a clearance.

55:33

Neal Bishop fouled by Jonathan Macken, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Bishop takes the direct free kick.

53:57

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Karl Hawley, Effort on goal by Neal Bishop from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

53:51

The ball is sent over by David Martin, clearance by Andy Butler.

52:42

Jonathan Macken sends in a cross, clearance by Krystian Pearce.

51:00

Lee Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Oliver Lancashire. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.

48:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Price on Krystian Pearce. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

46:08 +1.08

Corner taken by Mathew Gill from the left by-line, Craig Westcarr manages to make a clearance.

45:01

Richard Taundry on for Mathew Gill.

44:41

Krystian Pearce produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

43:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Andy Butler. Craig Westcarr produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

41:00

A cross is delivered by Jon Harley, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

36:10

Mathew Gill takes a shot. Comfortable save by Stuart Nelson.

35:29

Stephen Darby sends in a cross, clearance by Darryl Westlake.

33:38

David Martin takes a inswinging corner.

33:20

Corner taken by David Martin, clearance by Oliver Lancashire.

33:17

A cross is delivered by David Martin, clearance made by Darryl Westlake.

32:28

Mathew Gill is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

31:11

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Richards, save by Stuart Nelson.

30:14

The referee gives a free kick against Lee Hughes for handball. Jimmy Walker takes the direct free kick.

30:04

Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Blocked by Jimmy Walker.

28:03

Julian Gray takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

27:16

Karl Hawley sends in a cross, Oliver Lancashire makes a clearance.

26:15

Effort on goal by Julian Gray from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

25:21

Lee Hughes has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

22:46

The ball is crossed by Matthew Richards, Jon Harley manages to make a clearance.

21:38

A cross is delivered by Lee Hughes, clearance made by Andy Butler.

20:37

Inswinging corner taken by David Martin from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Aaron Lescott.

20:29

David Martin crosses the ball, clearance by Aaron Lescott.

18:37

Lee Hughes challenges Andy Butler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.

17:45

David Martin produces a cross, Oliver Lancashire makes a clearance.

15:42

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Martin, Jonathan Macken makes a clearance.

15:36

The ball is swung over by Craig Westcarr, clearance by Andy Butler.

14:11

Darryl Westlake fouled by Craig Westcarr, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

14:04

A cross is delivered by Craig Westcarr, clearance by Darryl Westlake.

12:10

Corner taken left-footed by David Martin, Neal Bishop produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

10:55

Foul by Jason Price on Mike Edwards, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

9:59

Krystian Pearce challenges Mathew Gill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

9:11

David Martin delivers the ball, clearance made by Darryl Westlake.

8:54

The ball is sent over by Matthew Richards, clearance by Karl Hawley.

8:18

The ball is delivered by Alex Nicholls, Jon Harley gets a block in.

5:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Price. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

4:08

The offside flag is raised against Lee Hughes. Indirect free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

2:39

Unfair challenge on Jon Harley by Jason Price results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon Harley.

0:45

Alex Nicholls sends in a cross, Jon Harley gets a block in.

Match Preview

Bishop doubt for County Notts County midfielder Neal Bishop is doubtful for his side's home clash with Walsall. Bishop, who scored his first goal at Meadow Lane to give County the lead in Sunday's FA Cup clash with Manchester City, is struggling with a leg injury. Fellow midfielders Lewis Gobern and John Spicer were unused substitutes in the 1-1 draw with City and will be vying to start against Walsall if Bishop fails to make it. County manager Paul Ince has no other new injury or suspension woes, but defender Liam Chilvers remains sidelined due to a knee injury. Striker Lee Hughes suffered no reaction in the game against City after recently returning from a calf injury and is expected to start, as is skipper Mike Edwards, who has been nursing a hamstring strain. Meanwhile, Walsall manager Dean Smith could recall goalkeeper Richard Walker for the clash. Walker missed Saturday's 6-1 win over Bristol Rovers due to "family reasons", but is back in contention and could return in place of understudy David Bevan. Defender Manny Smith is also expected to return to the squad after missing out at the weekend with a hamstring strain. Recent loan signing Jason Price from Carlisle is hoping to retain his place up front after making his debut against Rovers, while defender Richard Taundry is pushing for a recall after returning to the bench on Saturday following an ankle injury. Striker Darren Byfield remains sidelined with the knee injury which has kept him out since September. The Saddlers moved off the bottom of the table at the weekend with their first league win in eight matches.

Formation:442Manager: Paul Ince

Notts County

Formation: 442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

  • Stuart Nelson
  • Stephen Darby
  • Mike Edwards
  • Krystian Pearce
  • Jon Harley
  • Craig Westcarr
  • Richard Ravenhill
  • Neal Bishop
  • David Martin
  • Lee Hughes
  • Karl Hawley
  • SUBS
  • Robert Burch
  • Graeme Lee
  • John Thompson
  • Kevin Smith
  • Lewis Gobern
  • Alan Gow
  • John Spicer

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Match Report

Nicholls nets to deny Notts Alex Nicholls scored a late equaliser to earn struggling Walsall a much-needed point in a 1-1 draw that extended Notts County's winless run to four league games. Lee Hughes looked to have got the Magpies' revival back on track when he headed home David Martin's corner in the 64th minute, but with two minutes to go Nicholls grabbed his side a share of the spoils. Hughes had also missed the best chance of the first half when Karl Hawley's square pass was passed on to him by Martin, and the veteran forward scuffed wide. Walsall's Julian Gray flashed a shot inches off target before the first save of the night, when Craig Westcarr out-paced and out-muscled his marker but fired straight at Jimmy Walker. Five minutes after Hughes' goal brought a scrappy second half to life, the Saddlers came agonisingly close to an equaliser. Oliver Lancashire's shot looked to be heading into the far corner, only to miss by a fraction. But with just over a minute of normal time remaining, Walsall counter-attacked and Nicholls ran onto Matthew Richards' throughball and finished with aplomb.

Form Guide

    DWWDLD
  • Notts County
  • VS
  • Walsall
  • DDLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Walsall
  • 0 - 3
  • Notts County
  • 01/01/2011
  • Notts County
  • 2 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 03/03/2001
  • Walsall
  • 5 - 1
  • Notts County
  • 30/09/2000
  • Notts County
  • 2 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 27/02/1999
  • Walsall
  • 3 - 2
  • Notts County
  • 18/09/1998
  • Walsall
  • 3 - 1
  • Notts County
  • 25/01/1997

Top Scorers

Notts County

  • C Westcarr 9
  • L Hughes 8
  • M Edwards 1
  • B Burgess 1
  • J Spicer 1
  • K Smith 1
  • K Pearce 1

Walsall

  • M Richards 7
  • J Gray 5
  • J Macken 4
  • A Nicholls 4
  • A Butler 2
  • J Price 1
  • A Lescott 1
  • D Byfield 1
  • M Gill 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • E Smith 1
  • W Grigg 1
  • D Westlake 1

Goals

Notts County

    • Total goals 62
    • Goals per game 31
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Walsall

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 34
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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