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Handball by John O'Flynn. Free kick taken by Andrew Davies.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Ryan Harley. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Harley.
The ball is crossed by Ryan Harley, Effort from inside the area by John O'Flynn bounces off the post.
Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the right by-line.
Ryan Harley takes a short corner. The ball is crossed by Ryan Harley.
Foul by John O'Flynn on Ryan McGivern, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jon Brain.
Paul Marshall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Richards.
Steve Jones is brought on as a substitute for Julian Gray.
Jonathan Macken leaves the field to be replaced by Alex Nicholls.
Julian Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne. The ball is delivered by Ryan Harley, Header on goal by James Dunne from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Ryan Harley takes a short corner.
Jonathan Macken is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Duffy.
(Exeter) makes a substitution, with Liam Sercombe coming on for Daniel Nardiello. Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Devaney on Scott Golbourne. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.
Daniel Nardiello is ruled offside. Andrew Davies takes the free kick.
The official flags John O'Flynn offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Brain. Billy Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Macken. Martin Devaney takes the direct free kick. Headed effort from inside the area by Emmanuele Smith misses to the right of the target.
Headed effort from inside the area by Ryan Harley misses to the right of the goal.
John O'Flynn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Logan.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Logan. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Devaney on Scott Golbourne. Free kick taken by Billy Jones.
Inswinging corner taken by Martin Devaney.
Effort on goal by Ryan Harley from 35 yards. Blocked by Emmanuele Smith.
A goal is scored by Ryan Harley from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 2-1 Exeter.
Ryan McGivern takes a shot. Comfortable save by Paul Jones.
Effort from deep inside the area by Reuben Reid misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on James Dunne by Reuben Reid results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Nardiello. Jon Brain takes the free kick.
Daniel Nardiello is caught offside. Aaron Lescott restarts play with the free kick.
Martin Devaney takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Duffy.
The referee shows Troy Archibald-Henville a red card. Unfair challenge on Reuben Reid by Troy Archibald-Henville results in a free kick. Martin Devaney takes the direct free kick.
Matthew Richards finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Walsall 2-0 Exeter.The assist for the goal came from Martin Devaney.
Daniel Nardiello comes on in place of Jamie Cureton. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Devaney by Billy Jones. Free kick crossed left-footed by Martin Devaney, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.
Martin Devaney produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Troy Archibald-Henville concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Davies. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.
The referee books Andrew Davies for unsporting behaviour. The referee shows Troy Archibald-Henville a yellow card.
Corner from left by-line taken by Billy Jones.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuele Smith on Jamie Cureton. Ryan Harley has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Jon Brain makes a comfortable save.
Reuben Reid takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.
Reuben Reid grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Exeter.Assist on the goal came from Jonathan Macken.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Harley by Julian Gray. Richard Duffy takes the direct free kick.
Right-footed shot by Reuben Reid missed to the left of the goal.
Andrew Davies has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken by David Noble. Direct free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.
Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the right by-line to the near post.
The referee blows for offside against Reuben Reid. Paul Jones takes the free kick.
Shot by Matthew Richards from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Matthew Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Duffy.
Foul by Aaron Lescott on Jamie Cureton, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Billy Jones, Header by James Dunne from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
James Dunne fouled by Jonathan Macken, the ref awards a free kick. David Noble takes the direct free kick.
Richard Logan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from long range by Jamie Cureton goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Devaney on Scott Golbourne. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Devaney, Scott Golbourne manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line played to the near post.
Effort on goal by Jamie Cureton from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Reuben Reid is adjudged to have handled the ball. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.
Reuben Reid fouled by Scott Golbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Lescott. Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Davies on Troy Archibald-Henville. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.
The game kicks-off.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The referee gets the second half started.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Four-some news for Walsall
Walsall could be boosted by as many as four fresh faces for their crucial home clash against Exeter.
Winger Martin Devaney and centre-back Andrew Davies have this week arrived on loan from Barnsley and Stoke respectively and are likely to make their debuts at the Banks`s Stadium.
Wide man Steve Jones is expected to come back into the reckoning after seven weeks out with an ankle injury while striker and skipper Darren Byfield also has an outside chance of making his return from a knee problem.
The news will provide a much-needed shot in the arm for under pressure manager Chris Hutchings and his confidence-sapped squad who have slumped to the foot of the table courtesy of a seven-match winless streak in the league, which has included six defeats.
The only absentee is now midfielder Richard Taundry (knee) who is expected to rejoin his team-mates for full training next week.
Exeter manager Paul Tisdale has no fresh selection concerns for the trip.
John O'Flynn and Daniel Nardiello started Tuesday's 3-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory at Hereford after injury lay-offs and were both on the scoresheet, which gives Tisdale a welcome selection poser in attack.
Jamie Cureton and Richard Logan have been leading the Grecians' line in recent matches and Tisdale must decide whether to stick with those two in attack or hand a start to O'Flynn or Nardiello.
Club captain Matt Taylor is still some way away from fitness after a debilitating back injury which has kept him out since the first week of the season.
The Grecians are enjoying an impressive start to the campaign and have been beaten just once in their last seven League Two outings.
Saddlers make it ninth time lucky
Walsall scraped a narrow 2-1 win over 10-man Exeter to clinch their first victory in nine attempts and ease their worries at the bottom of League One.
The Saddlers were two goals ahead and coasting when Exeter centre-back Troy Archibald-Henville was sent off for a second bookable offence a minute from half-time.
But Exeter, now beaten only three times in 11 league games, fought back splendidly in the second-half, pulled a goal back through top scorer Ryan Harley in the 53rd minute and were a shade unlucky not to salvage a point.
With five loan signings in their line-up including impressive debutants Martin Devaney and Andrew Davies, Walsall were looking for only their third win of the season.
And they took the lead in the 32nd minute when a defensive mistake by Exeter's David Noble let in Jon Macken whose low cross was driven home by Reuben Reid for his fourth goal since joining on loan from West Brom.
It looked all over when Matt Richards headed Walsall's second from a cross by Devaney, and the dismissal of Archibald-Henville should have made the home team's task easy.
But Harley bagged his eighth of the season for Exeter to start a brave fightback by the visitors and in stoppage time substitute John O'Flynn was unlucky to see his volley skim the bar.
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