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  • Date:25 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:4,003
  • Nicholls (11)
  • Nardiello (7) Nardiello (77)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:57 +2.57

Close range headed effort by Will Grigg goes wide of the left-hand upright.

87:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dunne by Mat Sadler. Troy Archibald-Henville restarts play with the free kick.

86:17

Unfair challenge on Steve Tully by Kevan Hurst results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Troy Archibald-Henville.

83:57

John O'Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuele Smith. Free kick taken by Mat Sadler.

83:08

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst.

82:05

Jonathan Macken leaves the field to be replaced by Will Grigg.

79:04

Guillem Bauza goes off and John O'Flynn comes on.

77:02

A goal is scored by Daniel Nardiello from just outside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 1-2 Exeter.Troy Archibald-Henville provided the assist for the goal.

72:57

Daniel Nardiello takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Andy Butler.

71:35

Unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Guillem Bauza results in a free kick. Andy Butler takes the free kick.

70:57

Claude Gnakpa replaces Jamie Paterson.

70:47

Effort from long range by Richard Taundry goes wide right of the target.

69:32

Jake Taylor produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

68:17

Guillem Bauza on for Liam Sercombe.

67:12

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.

63:40

The referee blows for offside against Jake Taylor. Andy Butler takes the direct free kick.

63:08

Anton Peterlin has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

60:47

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.

59:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Butler.

57:54

Jonathan Macken produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

56:35

Unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello by Richard Taundry results in a free kick. David Noble fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

54:04

Daniel Nardiello produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

48:25

Unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Danny Coles results in a free kick. Richard Taundry takes the free kick.

46:31

Daniel Nardiello is adjudged to have handled the ball. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

39:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Taylor. Free kick taken by Andy Butler.

38:21

Header by David Noble from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

38:06

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.

36:23

Shot by Liam Sercombe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

35:42

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.

33:47

Richard Taundry concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Sercombe. Matt Oakley takes the free kick.

32:57

Shot from just outside the box by Daniel Nardiello misses to the right of the goal.

32:22

The referee gives a free kick against Jake Taylor for handball. Direct free kick taken by Andy Butler.

31:49

Jonathan Macken produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

31:04

Foul by Emmanuele Smith on Jake Taylor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Oakley.

29:54

Jamie Paterson has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

27:53

David Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Taundry. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

26:55

Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst, clearance made by Danny Coles.

26:46

Effort from the edge of the area by Jonathan Macken goes wide of the right-hand upright.

22:02

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevan Hurst, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.

21:53

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Kevan Hurst misses to the left of the target.

21:12

Kevan Hurst produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that bounces off the post.

17:08

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Emmanuele Smith misses to the right of the goal.

15:51

Shot by David Noble from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

14:10

Daniel Nardiello is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Emmanuele Smith takes the free kick.

11:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley from the left by-line to the near post, Jake Taylor produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

11:02

Alex Nicholls gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 1-1 Exeter.Assist by Kevan Hurst.

10:29

Richard Taundry has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

8:14

Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst, clearance by Danny Coles.

7:03

Goal scored by Daniel Nardiello from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Walsall 0-1 Exeter.David Noble provided the assist for the goal.

5:35

Headed effort on goal by Andy Butler from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target. Inswinging corner taken by Kevan Hurst, Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.

3:08

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevan Hurst, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.

1:54

Jonathan Macken challenges Scott Golbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Golbourne.

Match Preview

Saddlers at full strength Manager Dean Smith has a full contingent of players available as Walsall welcome fellow npower League One strugglers Exeter. The Saddlers slumped to a sixth league defeat of the season at Tranmere on Saturday, Mustafa Tiryaki earning the Rovers a last-gasp 2-1 victory. Striker Jon Macken returned to action as a second-half substitute following a hamstring injury, and may be called upon to lead the frontline against Paul Tisdale's Grecians. Left-back Mat Sadler is ready to bounce back from the defeat with a positive result against 23rd-placed Exeter. He told the club's official website: "We are very disappointed that we came away with nothing to show for our efforts. "Exeter is a big game. Everyone is closely bunched in the bottom half of the table, so it is important that we get a win and kick on from there." Exeter are likely to be again without defender Richard Duffy. The Wales international is still recovering from an ankle injury which ruled him out of the Grecians' vital win over Rochdale. Spanish striker Guillem Bauza was withdrawn at half-time against Dale as he had tweaked a hamstring, and may start from the bench. Fellow striker Daniel Nardiello, however, scored two in the win, and is confident Exeter can continue to improve, starting against Walsall. "We have to go to Walsall and push for another three points," Nardiello told the Western Morning News. "We go into every game believing we can win, and our attitude and belief hasn`t dropped at all."

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 4411Manager: Paul Tisdale

Exeter

  • Jimmy Walker
  • Darryl Westlake
  • Andy Butler
  • Richard Taundry
  • Mat Sadler
  • Kevan Hurst
  • Emmanuele Smith
  • Anton Peterlin
  • Jamie Paterson
  • Jonathan Macken
  • Alex Nicholls
  • SUBS
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Ryan Jarvis
  • Will Grigg
  • Lee Beevers
  • Claude Gnakpa

Home

Away

Match Report

Nardiello fires Grecians to first away win Exeter's leading goalscorer Daniel Nardiello scored twice as his side registered their first away win in the league this season with a 2-1 success at Walsall. The Grecians, who also notched their first away goals of the season, took the lead in the eighth minute when Nardiello cleverly dummied past a defender before hammering a rising left-foot drive high into the net. But four minutes later Walsall were level. Alex Nicholls outpaced the Exeter defence in a race for Kevan Hurst's through header and drove a low right-footed shot beyond Exeter goalkeeper Artur Krysiak. Then Manny Smith headed wide from six yards for the Saddlers before Hurst hit a post and Krysiak made a brilliant save from the same player. As half-time approached, James Walker did well to save from Nardiello again, then Liam Sercombe stabbed the ball wide when he should have scored. Jon Macken hit the crossbar for Walsall in the second half, but Nardiello won it for the Grecians in the 78th minute, cutting inside and hitting his seventh goal of the season with a shot Walker blocked but could not prevent from bouncing over the goal-line.

Form Guide

    DLDDWL
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Exeter
  • LLWLLW

Last Meetings

  • Exeter
  • 2 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 22/01/2011
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 1
  • Exeter
  • 09/10/2010
  • Exeter
  • 2 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 27/03/2010
  • Walsall
  • 3 - 0
  • Exeter
  • 17/10/2009
  • Walsall
  • 4 - 1
  • Exeter
  • 14/01/1984
  • Exeter
  • 0 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 27/08/1983

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • W Grigg 3
  • A Chambers 2
  • A Butler 2
  • A Nicholls 2
  • J Macken 1
  • R Jarvis 1
  • K Hurst 1

Exeter

  • D Nardiello 2
  • T Archibald-Henville 1
  • G Bauza 1
  • J Taylor 1
  • T Nichols 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 30
    • Goals per game 14
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Exeter

    • Total goals 25
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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