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  • Date:30 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:5,088
  • Grigg (33) Gray (77)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:19 +3.19

Shot from just outside the area by Jordan Cook goes over the bar.

91:55 +1.55

Michael Stewart produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

89:07

Short corner taken by Jordan Cook from the left by-line, Shot from long distance by Darren Byfield misses to the right of the goal.

88:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Stewart on Alex Nicholls. Free kick taken by Tom Williams.

88:05

Jordan Cook challenges Callum Harriott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Francis takes the direct free kick.

86:48

Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Simon Francis.

84:53

Corner taken by Matthew Richards.

83:58

Darren Byfield takes a short corner.

83:28

Matthew Richards takes the inswinging corner, Gary Doherty makes a clearance.

83:22

The ball is sent over by Jordan Cook, clearance made by Federico Bessone.

82:32

Callum Harriott sends in a cross, Jimmy Walker makes a save.

81:43

Michael Stewart takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Jimmy Walker.

81:01

Tom Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Parrett. Jonathan Macken leaves the field to be replaced by Alex Nicholls. Simon Francis restarts play with the free kick.

79:40

Nathan Eccleston is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

78:42

Michael Stewart takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Jordan Cook manages to make a clearance.

77:15

The ball is sent over by Jordan Cook, A goal is scored by Julian Gray from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 2-0 Charlton.

74:46

Foul by Bradley Wright-Phillips on Andy Butler, free kick awarded. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

74:00

Darren Byfield is brought on as a substitute for William Grigg.

73:20

Jonathan Macken fouled by Gary Doherty, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Williams.

71:31

Jonathan Macken produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

70:26

The official flags Jonathan Macken offside. Therry Racon goes off and Callum Harriott comes on. Direct free kick taken by Rob Elliot.

69:16

The ball is delivered by Julian Gray, clearance by Gary Doherty.

68:30

Foul by Federico Bessone on Julian Gray, free kick awarded. Richard Taundry takes the free kick.

68:08

Julian Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Federico Bessone. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Fortune.

65:02

Bradley Wright-Phillips delivers the ball, Oliver Lancashire manages to make a clearance.

64:40

The ball is delivered by Simon Francis, clearance made by Andy Butler.

63:40

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Macken. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.

59:00

Jordan Cook takes a shot.

57:51

Dean Parrett produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:14

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Gary Doherty gets a block in.

53:28

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken by Dean Parrett results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Williams.

52:02

The ball is delivered by Therry Racon, Header from deep inside the area by Paul Benson goes over the bar.

51:20

Julian Gray challenges Therry Racon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan Eccleston.

48:53

Julian Gray has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

48:02

The ball is swung over by Dean Parrett, Richard Taundry manages to make a clearance.

46:20

Andy Butler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Benson. Free kick taken by Dean Parrett.

44:44

The assistant referee signals for offside against Julian Gray. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.

43:17

Gary Doherty challenges Jonathan Macken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick.

42:58

Therry Racon takes a shot. Jimmy Walker makes a save.

42:25

Richard Taundry has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left of the upright.

39:19

Paul Benson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.

38:52

The offside flag is raised against Jonathan Macken. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.

38:06

Unfair challenge on Julian Gray by Dean Parrett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

36:39

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Stewart from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Oliver Lancashire.

36:21

Paul Benson takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Butler.

35:35

Centre by Therry Racon, clearance made by Andy Butler.

35:05

Marc Laird takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

33:21

Goal scored by William Grigg from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Charlton.

32:21

Jordan Cook takes a shot. Rob Elliot makes a save.

31:50

Centre by Therry Racon, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

28:33

Jonathan Fortune gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken. Direct free kick taken by Tom Williams.

28:02

Michael Stewart has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

26:59

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards, clearance made by Paul Benson.

26:01

Centre by Tom Williams, Gary Doherty makes a clearance.

24:21

Richard Taundry takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

23:35

Dean Parrett takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Butler.

22:46

Jonathan Macken concedes a free kick for a foul on Federico Bessone. Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.

21:30

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

19:57

Long distance effort from Marc Laird misses to the left of the goal.

19:09

The offside flag is raised against Julian Gray. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Elliot.

18:25

Therry Racon produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

17:49

Richard Taundry delivers the ball, clearance made by Gary Doherty.

14:56

Jordan Cook takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot.

12:52

Effort from outside the box by Matthew Richards goes wide right of the target.

10:00

Matthew Richards takes a outswinging corner.

8:33

Jordan Cook takes a shot. Michael Stewart gets a block in. Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot.

7:37

Matthew Richards takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Jonathan Fortune manages to make a clearance.

5:36

The ball is crossed by Julian Gray.

3:36

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Marc Laird from the left by-line.

Match Preview

Same again for Saddlers Walsall boss Dean Smith has an unchanged squad at his disposal for the crucial visit of Charlton. Playmaker Emmanuel Ledesma serves the final game of his three-match suspension, meaning he will return for the trip to Southampton on the last day. Centre-back Clayton McDonald will miss the remainder of the campaign having dislocated his shoulder, while full-back Aaron Lescott remains sidelined with his knee ligament strain. The Saddlers go into their penultimate match of the campaign just one point above the drop zone, knowing victory would have a massive impact on their survival hopes ahead of their final day trip to St Mary`s. Defender Oliver Lancashire told the club`s official website: "We have to be positive. We go into the game determined to get the three points on offer. "We would have taken this position three months ago. It`s in our hands and we have to make sure we can finish the job off." Kyel Reid and Scott Wagstaff return to the Charlton squad. Reid is available after missing Monday's win over Rochdale through suspension and fellow winger Wagstaff has recovered from a hamstring injury. Midfielder Jose Semedo is still banned after his dismissal against Bristol Rovers on Saturday, while skipper Christian Dailly's season came to a premature end three weeks ago courtesy of a five-match suspension for his third red card of the campaign. Goalkeeper Rob Elliot is fit after a knee injury but Millwall loanee John Sullivan looks to have done enough to keep his place. Winger Johnnie Jackson is back in training after an Achilles injury but is unlikely to be risked while full-back Kelly Youga (knee) and striker Joe Anyinsah (ankle) are still out.

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Powell

Charlton

  • Jimmy Walker
  • Richard Taundry
  • Andy Butler
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Tom Williams
  • Jordan Cook
  • Marc Laird
  • Matthew Richards
  • Julian Gray
  • William Grigg
  • Jonathan Macken
  • SUBS
  • David Bevan
  • Darryl Westlake
  • Emmanuele Smith
  • Darren Byfield
  • Alex Nicholls
  • Jamie Paterson
  • Marco Gbarssin

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Match Report

Saddlers survival to go to last day Walsall's brave fight to avoid relegation continued at the Banks's Stadium where they completed a league double over Charlton with a thoroughly deserved 2-0 win. The Addicks posed the first threat in the third minute when Paul Benson moved onto a cross from Nathan Eccleston and planted a header against the foot of a post. But Walsall took over after that and Charlton keeper Rob Elliot pulled of fine saves from Jon Macken and Jordan Cook to keep the visitors in the game. The Saddlers kept pushing forward and eventually took the lead in the 34th minute, 19-year-old Will Grigg driving in a low shot for his fourth goal of the season when Macken chested the ball down from Richard Taundry's cross. Walsall continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and a second almost came when Cook rattled the crossbar with a tremendous rising drive on the hour mark. It was all over, however, 12 minutes from the end, Cook and Macken combining and when Macken's shot rebounded to Julian Gray, the winger drilled home a low shot for his ninth of the season. It leaves Walsall still one point clear of Dagenham & Redbridge who occupy the final relegation berth heading into the last weekend.

Form Guide

    DLWLDD
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Charlton
  • WLDLDW

Last Meetings

  • Charlton
  • 0 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 12/12/2010
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 1
  • Charlton
  • 02/02/2010
  • Charlton
  • 2 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 22/08/2009
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 2
  • Charlton
  • 04/11/1980
  • Charlton
  • 2 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 07/10/1980
  • Walsall
  • 0 - 1
  • Charlton
  • 22/02/1975

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • J Macken 9
  • J Gray 8
  • M Richards 8
  • A Nicholls 5
  • A Butler 3
  • W Grigg 3
  • D Byfield 2
  • E Smith 2
  • A Lescott 1
  • T Williams 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • J Cook 1
  • E Ledesma 1
  • D Westlake 1

Charlton

  • P Benson 10
  • B Wright-Phillips 8
  • S Wagstaff 8
  • J Jackson 7
  • T Racon 3
  • J Anyinsah 3
  • N Eccleston 3
  • MG Llera 2
  • A McCormack 1
  • K Reid 1
  • JM Semedo 1
  • D Parrett 1
  • C Solly 1
  • F Nouble 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 125
    • Goals per game 53
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 15 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Charlton

    • Total goals 134
    • Goals per game 62
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 11 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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