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  • Date:19 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:4,234
  • Grigg (58) Byfield (63)
    Gray (76) Smith (82)
    Ledesma (90)
  • Larkin (20) Larkin (51)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:37 +3.37

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma fires in a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 5-2 Hartlepool.William Grigg fouled by Fabian Yantorno, the ref awards a free kick.

92:19 +2.19

The offside flag is raised against Armann Bjornsson. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

89:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Williams on Fabian Yantorno. Free kick crossed by Evan Horwood, Unfair challenge on Jimmy Walker by Peter Hartley results in a free kick. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.

89:08

Evan Horwood produces a cross, Emmanuele Smith manages to make a clearance.

88:41

Unfair challenge on Fabian Yantorno by Tom Williams results in a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

87:40

Leon McSweeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Emanuel Jorge Ledesma. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Tom Williams.

87:09

Short corner taken by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma.

86:55

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

85:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabian Yantorno by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma. Centre by Sam Collins, Close range headed effort by Armann Bjornsson clears the crossbar.

85:07

Foul by William Grigg on Sam Collins, free kick awarded. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

84:47

Marco Gbarssin takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Liddle.

84:40

The ball is delivered by Matthew Richards, Evan Horwood makes a clearance.

84:24

Tom Williams decides to take the corner short.

83:49

Short corner taken by Matthew Richards.

83:32

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Richards, Joe Gamble makes a clearance.

82:06

Emmanuele Smith grabs a headed goal from close in. Walsall 4-2 Hartlepool.(Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Fabian Yantorno coming on for Colin Larkin. Assist by Matthew Richards.

81:57

Matthew Richards takes a short corner.

81:23

Darren Byfield goes off and Clayton McDonald comes on.

79:13

Centre by Sam Collins, Header by Andy Monkhouse from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

78:21

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Evan Horwood. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

76:55

Julian Gray grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 3-2 Hartlepool.William Grigg takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

76:15

(Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Ritchie Humphreys coming on for Paul Murray.

75:45

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a fantastic save.

75:39

A cross is delivered by Julian Gray, Evan Horwood makes a clearance.

74:04

Darren Byfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Evan Horwood. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

73:18

Julian Gray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

72:59

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Richards, Peter Hartley manages to make a clearance.

70:10

The referee gives a free kick against Andy Monkhouse for handball. Matthew Richards has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

70:00

The ball is crossed by Tom Williams.

69:52

Tom Williams produces a cross, clearance made by Paul Murray.

67:32

The referee blows for offside against Julian Gray. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

63:22

Darren Byfield finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Walsall 2-2 Hartlepool.The assist for the goal came from Emanuel Jorge Ledesma.

62:38

Effort from the edge of the box by Andy Monkhouse goes wide of the right-hand upright.

61:08

The official flags Darren Byfield offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

60:41

Matthew Richards decides to take the corner short.

60:15

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

59:13

The ball is sent over by Julian Gray, Andy Monkhouse manages to make a clearance.

58:13

William Grigg scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 1-2 Hartlepool.Assist by Matthew Richards.

57:59

Unfair challenge on Matthew Richards by Joe Gamble results in a free kick. Darryl Westlake restarts play with the free kick.

57:33

Darren Byfield takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

56:49

Marco Gbarssin is given a yellow card.

56:10

Andy Monkhouse produces a cross, clearance by Andy Butler.

55:01

Alex Nicholls leaves the field to be replaced by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma. Sam Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Byfield. Free kick crossed left-footed by Tom Williams, clearance made by Gary Liddle.

51:20

Colin Larkin gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 0-2 Hartlepool.Assist by Evan Horwood.

50:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Liddle on Marco Gbarssin. Emmanuele Smith takes the direct free kick.

49:25

Centre by Alex Nicholls, Darren Byfield produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

48:43

Darryl Westlake crosses the ball. The referee blows for offside against Darren Byfield. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

47:26

Alex Nicholls crosses the ball. The assistant referee flags for offside against Julian Gray. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

46:08

Unfair challenge on William Grigg by Paul Murray results in a free kick. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

45:41

Paul Murray fouled by Darren Byfield, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

45:07 +0.07

The ball is crossed by Leon McSweeney.

45:01

Armann Bjornsson on for Steven Haslam.

43:57

Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, save by Jimmy Walker.

42:36

The ball is delivered by Julian Gray.

40:14

The ball is crossed by Tom Williams, free kick awarded for a foul by William Grigg on Steven Haslam. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

39:57

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Richards.

39:34

Tom Williams produces a cross, Peter Hartley manages to make a clearance.

38:50

The ball is delivered by Alex Nicholls, clearance by Leon McSweeney.

35:56

Darryl Westlake produces a cross, Darren Byfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Haslam. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

34:46

Tom Williams sends in a cross, clearance by Steven Haslam.

31:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Andy Monkhouse. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

30:34

Julian Gray has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

29:54

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Liddle. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

28:40

Steven Haslam challenges William Grigg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards crosses the ball in from the free kick.

28:10

Andy Monkhouse delivers the ball, Leon McSweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Williams. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.

26:41

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

26:09

The offside flag is raised against Andy Monkhouse. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

24:28

The ball is sent over by Tom Williams.

24:06

Evan Horwood sends in a cross, clearance by Andy Butler.

23:26

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

22:02

A cross is delivered by Gary Liddle, Joe Gamble takes a shot. Andy Butler gets a block in.

20:22

A goal is scored by Colin Larkin from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Walsall 0-1 Hartlepool.Assist on the goal came from Gary Liddle.

17:36

The ball is sent over by Darryl Westlake, save by Scott Flinders.

17:02

The ball is sent over by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Tom Williams.

15:40

William Grigg joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Macken.

13:44

Effort on goal by Joe Gamble from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

13:14

The ball is swung over by Andy Monkhouse, Colin Larkin produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

12:22

The ball is swung over by Leon McSweeney, Gary Liddle has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

11:42

The offside flag is raised against Gary Liddle. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

10:40

Centre by Evan Horwood, Sam Collins has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

10:30

Corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, clearance by Andy Butler.

9:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse by Jonathan Macken. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

9:17

Joe Gamble crosses the ball, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

8:50

Paul Murray fouled by Jonathan Macken, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Collins takes the direct free kick.

5:26

The ball is swung over by Matthew Richards, clearance by Peter Hartley.

1:14

Darren Byfield challenges Sam Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

0:59

Darryl Westlake crosses the ball, Steven Haslam makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Lescott still out for Saddlers Aaron Lescott remains Walsall`s only absentee as the midlands outfit welcome Hartlepool to the Banks`s Stadium. The full-back sustained a medial knee ligament strain in the goalless draw at Swindon and has missed the recent matches against Leyton Orient and Yeovil. He hopes to return in time for next Friday`s trip to MK Dons. Centre-back Oliver Lancashire was replaced at half-time in last weekend`s 1-1 draw at Yeovil suffering with cramp in one of his calves, but he has recovered well and is back on contention. Manager Dean Smith made one change at Home Park - forward Alex Nicholls for Emmanuel Ledesma - and was left to reflect on a flat performance from his side, something he put down to tiredness. But with his players having had no game in midweek and the chance to recharge their batteries, Smith will be looking for a much-improved display against a Pools side challenging for an unlikely play-off place. Hartlepool first-team coach Mick Wadsworth has injury doubts over James Brown and Antony Sweeney. Striker Brown went over on his ankle during the first half of Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat against Leyton Orient and had to be substituted despite receiving lengthy treatment. If Brown fails to recover in time Colin Larkin could deputise, although Wadsworth has other options in Ritchie Humphreys and Andy Monkhouse. Top scorer Sweeney, who missed the midweek defeat against Leyton Orient, remains doubtful with an ankle wound suffered against Plymouth which required stitches. Veteran midfielder Paul Murray, 34, looks set to keep his place after returning against the Os but Joe Gamble and Adam Boyd are pushing for recalls following midweek cameo appearances.

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 352Manager: Mick Wadsworth

Hartlepool

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

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Match Report

Super Saddlers seal success Walsall fought back from 2-0 down to win an amazing game with five second half goals beating Hartlepool 5-2 on manager Dean Smith's 40th birthday. The Saddlers looked dead and buried and virtually doomed to relegation when Hartlepool went two ahead. Colin Larkin - who hadn't scored since hitting one against Walsall in 2009 - scored in the 21st minute from Gary Liddle's cross and added a second in the 52nd minute when substitute Armann Bjornsson flicked on a free-kick for Larkin to poke the ball home. But Walsall's revival began with the introduction of substitute Emanuel Ledesma in the 55th minute. Within four minutes of his arrival Will Grigg pulled one back with a fierce shot on the turn, then Ledesma hit a post before crossing for Darren Byfield to head the Saddlers level in the 64th minute. Hartlepool suddenly collapsed and in the 77th minute when goalkeeper Scott Flinders could only block Grigg's shot, Julian Gray whipped home the rebound for his eighth of the season to give Walsall the lead. Defender Manny Smith headed their fourth in the 83rd minute from a Matt Richards cross and in the fourth and last minute of stoppage time Ledesma, who won the man of the match award, cracked in number five with a perfect free-kick from just outside the box.

Form Guide

    LDWDLD
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Hartlepool
  • WLWLWL

Last Meetings

  • Hartlepool
  • 2 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 25/09/2010
  • Walsall
  • 3 - 1
  • Hartlepool
  • 24/04/2010
  • Hartlepool
  • 3 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 26/09/2009
  • Hartlepool
  • 2 - 2
  • Walsall
  • 07/02/2009
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 3
  • Hartlepool
  • 18/10/2008
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 2
  • Hartlepool
  • 03/05/2008

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • J Gray 7
  • M Richards 7
  • J Macken 6
  • A Nicholls 5
  • A Butler 2
  • W Grigg 2
  • A Lescott 1
  • D Byfield 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • E Smith 1
  • D Westlake 1

Hartlepool

  • A Sweeney 8
  • A Monkhouse 7
  • G Liddle 6
  • R Humphreys 2
  • P Hartley 2
  • L McSweeney 2
  • P Murray 1
  • S Collins 1
  • A Boyd 1
  • J Gamble 1
  • N Austin 1
  • E Horwood 1
  • J Brown 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 101
    • Goals per game 41
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 12 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hartlepool

    • Total goals 98
    • Goals per game 38
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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