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  • Date:18 Aug 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:4,205
  • Brown (4) Cotterill (25)
    Bennett (55)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Foul by James Baxendale on Paul Quinn, free kick awarded. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

84mins

Ben Purkiss fouled by Tommy Spurr, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Holden takes the direct free kick.

83mins

George Bowerman takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save.

81mins

Will Grigg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie McCombe. Jamie McCombe restarts play with the free kick. (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Robbie Blake coming on for Chris Brown.

78mins

The ball is swung over by James Coppinger, Chris Brown takes a shot. David Grof makes a save.

74mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Florent Cuvelier from the left by-line.

71mins

James Coppinger is brought on as a substitute for Kyle Bennett.

70mins

James Baxendale fouled by Martin Woods, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Florent Cuvelier.

68mins

Febian Brandy goes off and George Bowerman comes on.

65mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Quinn on James Baxendale. Nicky Featherstone takes the direct free kick.

64mins

Dean Holden takes a shot.

62mins

Will Grigg challenges David Cotterill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Quinn takes the indirect free kick.

62mins

James Baxendale joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Hemmings.

61mins

Febian Brandy on for Jamie Paterson.

61mins

Billy Paynter goes off and James Harper comes on.

59mins

Foul by James Chambers on David Cotterill, free kick awarded. Martin Woods takes the free kick.

57mins

Adam Chambers takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Woods.

56mins

Kyle Bennett finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 0-3 Doncaster.

55mins

David Cotterill shown a yellow card.

53mins

Ashley Hemmings decides to take a short corner.

52mins

Jamie Paterson takes a inswinging corner.

50mins

Florent Cuvelier produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

47mins

Centre by Ben Purkiss,

41mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brown on Nicky Featherstone. Booking for Chris Brown for unsporting behaviour. Corner taken left-footed by Jamie Paterson. Ashley Hemmings crosses the ball in from the free kick.

40mins

Foul by Florent Cuvelier on Rob Jones, free kick awarded. Tommy Spurr takes the free kick.

39mins

David Syers takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

38mins

Will Grigg fouled by Rob Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Shot from 12 yards by Florent Cuvelier. Blocked by Gary Woods.

35mins

David Cotterill decides to take the corner short.

32mins

David Cotterill delivers the ball.

31mins

Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, Header by Rob Jones from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

30mins

Short corner taken by Jamie Paterson from the left by-line.

28mins

Corner taken short by Ashley Hemmings.

26mins

David Cotterill fires in a goal from long range high into the middle of the goal. Walsall 0-2 Doncaster.

23mins

Jamie Paterson decides to take a short corner.

17mins

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Woods.

15mins

Jamie Paterson crosses the ball, blocked by Gary Woods.

14mins

Effort from outside the area by Florent Cuvelier goes wide right of the goal.

12mins

The referee blows for offside against Chris Brown. David Grof takes the indirect free kick.

12mins

Ashley Hemmings takes a short corner.

10mins

Corner taken by Ashley Hemmings from the left by-line. Ashley Hemmings takes a shot. Rob Jones gets a block in.

5mins

A goal is scored by Chris Brown from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 0-1 Doncaster.Assist by Tommy Spurr.

4mins

Rob Jones goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

2mins

Billy Paynter takes a shot.

Match Preview

Saddlers at full strength Walsall have a fully-fit squad to select from for their home clash against Doncaster. Midfielder Florent Cuvelier and striker Will Grigg have returned unscathed from midweek international duty with Belgium's Under-21 side and Northern Ireland's senior squad respectively. It means manager Dean Smith has a full compliment of players to select from as Walsall aim to start their league campaign on the right note. Confidence will be high in the Saddlers ranks following last weekend's 1-0 Capital One Cup triumph over Brentford, a result which saw the midlands club progress into the second round of the competition for the first time in six years. Ashley Hemmings bagged the only goal of the game and will be hoping to continue where he left off against a Rovers side relegated from the Championship last term. New signings Billy Paynter and Jamie McCombe will go straight into the Doncaster squad. Striker Paynter joined the club from Leeds on Wednesday, 24 hours after free agent McCombe. The duo's arrival took manager Dean Saunders' summer acquisitions up to seven - following defenders Rob Jones and Paul Quinn, midfielders David Syers and David Cotterill and forward Robbie Blake to the Keepmoat Stadium, all of who made their debuts in the penalty shoot-out win over York in the Capital One Cup last Saturday. Saunders will have everyone fit for the trip to the West Midlands apart from long-term absentees Neil Sullivan and Shelton Martis. The Rovers boss has confirmed that Gary Woods will begin the season in goal but he has not ruled out signing another goalkeeper. With Sullivan (thumb) out, Saunders has just Woods and rookie shot-stopper Jonathan Maxted available for selection. "I am assessing the goalkeeping department. In fact, I am looking at all positions and if I can improve any of them I will as I want competition for places all over," said Saunders. "We have got 17 players at the moment and we are going to get injuries and suspensions. We still won't be able to fill the bench on Saturday so we are hoping to recruit a couple more players as we are short. "Gary [Woods] is going to start the season so he has got the first bite of the cherry. He has got the shirt and if he plays well then he will stay in."

Formation:4411Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Dean Saunders

Doncaster

  • David Grof
  • James Chambers
  • Dean Holden
  • Andy Butler
  • Ben Purkiss
  • Nicky Featherstone
  • Adam Chambers
  • Jamie Paterson
  • Ashley Hemmings
  • Florent Cuvelier
  • Will Grigg
  • SUBS
  • Febian Brandy
  • Jake Jones
  • George Bowerman
  • Malvind Benning
  • Paul Downing
  • James Baxendale
  • Jimmy Walker

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  • Walsall
  • 1 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 01/01/2008
  • Doncaster
  • 2 - 3
  • Walsall
  • 02/10/2007
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 17/04/2006
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 22/10/2005
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 01/01/2005
  • Doncaster
  • 3 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 04/09/2004

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