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  • Date:12 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:3,154
  • Macken (39)
    Cook (56) Macken (63)
  • Balkestein (29) Grabban (61)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:58 +1.58

Shot from long distance by Karleigh Osborne goes wide of the left-hand upright.

91:45 +1.45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karleigh Osborne by Andy Butler. Lewis Grabban takes the free kick.

90:55 +0.55

Unfair challenge on Pim Balkestein by William Grigg results in a free kick. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

90:16 +0.16

The official flags Nathan Byrne offside. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

89:11

Handball by Sam Saunders. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.

89:04

Sam Saunders crosses the ball, Tom Williams gets a block in.

86:18

William Grigg on for Jonathan Macken.

84:41

Jordan Cook crosses the ball, Shot by Jonathan Macken from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

82:30

Nathan Byrne crosses the ball.

81:12

Nathan Byrne on for Adam Reed.

80:41

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma is brought on as a substitute for Darren Byfield.

80:21

Effort from the edge of the box by Adam Reed goes wide of the right-hand upright.

78:59

A cross is delivered by Lewis Grabban, clearance made by Clayton McDonald.

78:08

The ball is delivered by Jordan Cook, save by Simon Moore.

77:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Reed on Marc Laird. Marc Laird takes the direct free kick.

75:58

Darren Byfield challenges Robbie Neilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Neilson restarts play with the free kick.

75:29

Julian Gray produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

75:18

Tom Williams produces a cross, clearance by Pim Balkestein.

74:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Simpson on Tom Williams. Marco Gbarssin is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Richards. Free kick taken by Tom Williams.

73:44

Foul by Pim Balkestein on Jonathan Macken, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Richard Taundry.

73:09

Lewis Grabban has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

70:11

Julian Gray produces a cross, clearance by Craig Woodman.

69:14

The ball is crossed by Sam Saunders.

68:53

Julian Gray takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Simon Moore.

68:06

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robbie Simpson. Andy Butler restarts play with the free kick.

64:18

Effort on goal by Sam Saunders from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

63:07

Jonathan Macken finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 3-2 Brentford.Assist by Julian Gray.

63:04

Julian Gray takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore.

62:51

Tom Williams crosses the ball, clearance made by Sam Saunders.

61:36

Lewis Grabban scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 2-2 Brentford.

61:22

The ball is swung over by Sam Saunders, clearance made by Richard Taundry.

61:08

Sam Saunders delivers the ball, Andy Butler makes a clearance. Marcus Bean takes a shot. Andy Butler gets a block in.

60:24

Jonathan Macken gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karleigh Osborne. Pim Balkestein takes the free kick.

58:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karleigh Osborne on Andy Butler. Free kick taken by Tom Williams.

58:06

Jeffery Schlupp goes off and Robbie Simpson comes on. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, Clayton McDonald manages to make a clearance.

57:24

Foul by Matthew Richards on Marcus Bean, free kick awarded. Sam Saunders delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Tom Williams.

56:08

The ball is swung over by Darren Byfield, Goal scored by Jordan Cook from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 2-1 Brentford.Assist on the goal came from Darren Byfield.

55:19

Matthew Richards has a drilled shot. Simon Moore makes a save.

53:40

Adam Reed produces a cross, save made by Jimmy Walker.

52:57

The referee blows for offside against Darren Byfield. Simon Moore takes the direct free kick.

48:50

Tom Williams has an effort at goal from 35 yards. Save by Simon Moore.

47:55

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards played to the near post, Andy Butler takes a shot. Karleigh Osborne gets a block in. Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the left by-line played to the near post, save made by Simon Moore.

47:16

Jordan Cook delivers the ball, save by Simon Moore.

46:29

The ball is sent over by Tom Williams, Andy Butler takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore.

46:01

Matthew Richards takes a short corner.

45:54

The ball is crossed by Jordan Cook, Robbie Neilson manages to make a clearance.

44:55

Corner taken by Sam Saunders played to the near post, clearance made by Clayton McDonald.

43:02

Darren Byfield delivers the ball, clearance by Karleigh Osborne.

41:07

Matthew Richards takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Adam Reed manages to make a clearance.

41:01

Centre by Richard Taundry, Robbie Neilson manages to make a clearance.

40:24

The ball is sent over by Darren Byfield, Karleigh Osborne makes a clearance.

39:20

Jonathan Macken scores a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Walsall 1-1 Brentford.

38:42

Long range shot by Tom Williams goes wide right of the net.

38:11

Matthew Richards takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Robbie Neilson.

36:23

The ball is swung over by Robbie Neilson, Jimmy Walker makes a save.

35:48

Foul by Craig Woodman on Darren Byfield, free kick awarded. Richard Taundry takes the direct free kick.

34:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken by Pim Balkestein. Matthew Richards produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Simon Moore.

34:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lewis Grabban. Indirect free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

33:07

Toumani Diagouraga fouled by Andy Butler, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Woodman.

31:28

Unfair challenge on Marcus Bean by Clayton McDonald results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Sam Saunders, Andy Butler gets a block in.

28:43

Drilled right-footed shot by Sam Saunders. Blocked by Clayton McDonald. Inswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, Pim Balkestein scores a headed goal from close range. Walsall 0-1 Brentford.The assist for the goal came from Sam Saunders.

27:19

Craig Woodman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Cook. Direct free kick taken by Clayton McDonald.

26:20

The ball is crossed by Marc Laird, clearance made by Robbie Neilson.

22:59

Sam Saunders gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Richards. Karleigh Osborne replaces Leon Legge. Tom Williams takes the direct free kick.

20:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis Grabban. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Butler.

19:57

Lewis Grabban concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Butler. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

19:20

Richard Taundry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Saunders. Craig Woodman takes the free kick.

17:55

Jordan Cook gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Woodman. Free kick taken by Craig Woodman.

15:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Neilson by Darren Byfield. Robbie Neilson takes the free kick.

13:59

Darren Byfield has an effort at goal. Leon Legge gets a block in.

12:33

Lewis Grabban has an effort at goal. Blocked by Andy Butler. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the left by-line, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

11:51

Handball decision goes against Jonathan Macken. Simon Moore takes the direct free kick.

11:31

A cross is delivered by Richard Taundry, Leon Legge makes a clearance.

9:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lewis Grabban. Jordan Cook takes the direct free kick.

7:59

Lewis Grabban concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Byfield. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

6:37

Unfair challenge on Jordan Cook by Lewis Grabban results in a free kick. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

5:59

Marc Laird challenges Marcus Bean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Moore restarts play with the free kick.

5:22

Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the left by-line to the near post, Leon Legge manages to make a clearance.

5:09

Effort from 6 yards by Jonathan Macken. Leon Legge gets a block in.

4:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Legge on Jordan Cook. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

2:35

Sam Saunders produces a cross.

1:50

Sam Saunders takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Julian Gray.

0:55

The ball is crossed by Jeffery Schlupp, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

0:14

Jordan Cook concedes a free kick for a foul on Toumani Diagouraga. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.

Match Preview

Lescott worry for Saddlers Aaron Lescott continues to be a concern for Walsall ahead of their home clash against Brentford but Andy Butler will be okay despite having a tooth knocked out in Saturday`s 2-0 defeat at Plymouth. Full-back Lescott has been sidelined with a knee ligament strain for over a month now and, although not completely ruled out of Tuesday night`s crucial clash at the Banks`s Stadium, faces a battle to make his comeback. Stalwart centre-back Butler continued to play on at Home Park on Saturday despite losing one of his teeth, and he will again be at the heart of the Saddlers' defence as they go in search of three big points to boost their relegation bid. Manager Dean Smith was left to rue a disappointing display against Plymouth and could well opt to make changes, with fit-again striker Jon Macken pushing to start in attack having only been a 54th-minute substitute at the weekend. Veteran goalkeeper Jimmy Walker is set to make his 500th senior appearance for Walsall. Toumani Diagouraga returns to the Brentford squad. The midfielder was ruled out of Saturday's 1-0 home defeat by Brentford as he served a one-match ban following his red card in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final a week earlier. Diagouraga could go straight back into the starting line-up with either Marcus Bean or Adam Reed making way. Goalkeeper Richard Lee and striker Charlie MacDonald are long-term absentees but boss Nicky Forster has an otherwise full-strength squad to choose from. Lee remains on the sidelines with a shoulder injury so youngster Simon Moore is set to keep his place with Sunderland loanee Trevor Carson on the bench. MacDonald is continuing his recovery from an ankle injury.

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Nicky Forster

Brentford

  • Jimmy Walker
  • Richard Taundry
  • Andy Butler
  • Clayton McDonald
  • Tom Williams
  • Jordan Cook
  • Marc Laird
  • Matthew Richards
  • Julian Gray
  • Darren Byfield
  • Jonathan Macken
  • SUBS
  • David Bevan
  • Darryl Westlake
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Alex Nicholls
  • William Grigg
  • Marco Gbarssin
  • Emanuel Jorge Ledesma

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Match Report

Macken boosts Saddlers' survival hopes Veteran striker Jon Macken scored twice to help ease Walsall's relegation fears with a narrow 3-2 win over battling Brentford at the Banks's Stadium. The Bees were the better side in the early stages and took the lead after 30 minutes when big central defender Pim Balkestein scored with a diving header from a Sam Saunders corner. Walsall were struggling to put their passes together but got back into the match five minutes before half-time when a long clearance from Saddlers' keeper James Walker - making his 500th appearance for the club - was only partially cleared to Macken who equalised with a spectacular volley. Walsall moved in front for the first time in the 57th minute when winger Jordan Cook, on-loan from Sunderland, received from Darren Byfield and turned quickly to drive a low shot past Simon Moore, for his first goal for the club. But a mistake by Walsall defender Richard Taundry let in Lewis Grabban to equalise from an acute angle three minutes later, but within two minutes the Saddlers grabbed the winner, as Macken was on the spot to jab in his eighth of the season when a fierce cross-shot from Julian Gray was too hot for Moore to hold on to.

Form Guide

    DLDWDL
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Brentford
  • WLWWWL

Last Meetings

  • Brentford
  • 1 - 2
  • Walsall
  • 14/08/2010
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 1
  • Brentford
  • 20/02/2010
  • Brentford
  • 1 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 21/11/2009
  • Brentford
  • 5 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 04/02/2006
  • Walsall
  • 0 - 0
  • Brentford
  • 27/09/2005
  • Brentford
  • 1 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 03/01/2005

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • J Gray 8
  • M Richards 8
  • J Macken 6
  • A Nicholls 5
  • W Grigg 3
  • D Byfield 2
  • A Butler 2
  • E Smith 2
  • A Lescott 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • E Ledesma 1
  • D Westlake 1

Brentford

  • C MacDonald 9
  • G Alexander 8
  • R Simpson 3
  • M Bean 3
  • M Weston 3
  • L Legge 3
  • J Schlupp 3
  • N Forster 1
  • K O'Connor 1
  • C Woodman 1
  • S Saunders 1
  • L Grabban 1
  • K Osborne 1
  • M Spillane 1
  • T Diagouraga 1
  • S Wood 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 112
    • Goals per game 47
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 15 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Brentford

    • Total goals 111
    • Goals per game 46
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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