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  • Date:10 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:3,751
Goal!

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91:55 +1.55

Handball by Adam Chambers. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

91:29 +1.29

Florent Cuvelier takes a shot. Paul Murray gets a block in.

90:35 +0.35

Centre by Kevan Hurst, blocked by Andy Monkhouse.

90:28 +0.28

Centre by Kevan Hurst, Evan Horwood gets a block in.

88:23

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood.

86:03

Alex Nicholls is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

84:46

Lee Beevers delivers the ball, Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

84:37

Kevan Hurst produces a cross, Paul Murray makes a clearance.

83:03

Lee Beevers produces a cross, save by Scott Flinders.

82:51

The ball is swung over by Will Grigg, blocked by Neil Austin.

82:24

The ball is sent over by Evan Horwood, save by David Grof.

81:49

James Brown produces a cross, blocked by Sam Mantom.

80:47

Jack Baldwin takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Chambers.

80:01

Emmanuele Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Boyd. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Austin from left wing, clearance by Emmanuele Smith.

78:33

Adam Boyd on for Josh Rowbotham.

78:21

Mat Sadler has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

78:14

Will Grigg delivers the ball.

76:55

The ball is crossed by Lee Beevers, Scott Flinders makes a save.

75:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevan Hurst by Evan Horwood. Kevan Hurst crosses the ball, Will Grigg produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

74:17

The ball is delivered by Kevan Hurst, save by Scott Flinders.

73:29

Adam Chambers on for Jonathan Macken.

72:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevan Hurst, Andy Butler has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

71:15

Paul Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Nicholls. Paul Murray booked for unsporting behaviour. Kevan Hurst crosses the ball in from the free kick.

70:09

Will Grigg takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

68:44

Neil Austin produces a cross, clearance by Florent Cuvelier.

68:30

A cross is delivered by Andy Monkhouse, Lee Beevers gets a block in.

65:59

Mat Sadler produces a cross, save by Scott Flinders.

64:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Ritchie Humphreys. David Grof takes the direct free kick. Will Grigg on for George Bowerman.

63:07

The official flags George Bowerman offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Austin.

62:27

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken by Paul Murray results in a free kick. Mat Sadler takes the free kick.

62:05

Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

60:41

Centre by Ritchie Humphreys, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

59:26

Andy Monkhouse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Beevers. Free kick taken by David Grof.

57:22

(Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with James Brown coming on for Lewis Hawkins.

57:07

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Macken.

56:42

George Bowerman crosses the ball, Evan Horwood manages to make a clearance.

53:22

Foul by Jonathan Macken on Scott Flinders, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

53:04

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Hartley.

52:03

The ball is sent over by Lee Beevers, clearance made by Neil Austin.

51:32

Andy Monkhouse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls. Lee Beevers takes the free kick.

50:06

Neil Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on George Bowerman. The referee shows Neil Austin a yellow card. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Kevan Hurst.

48:45

Ritchie Humphreys sends in a cross.

46:00 +1.00

Lee Beevers crosses the ball, Header on goal by George Bowerman from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

45:49 +0.49

Mat Sadler crosses the ball.

45:02 +0.02

The ball is crossed by Kevan Hurst.

43:56

Jonathan Macken has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

43:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Andy Monkhouse. Free kick taken by Lee Beevers.

41:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Evan Horwood. Lee Beevers crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Scott Flinders.

39:14

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Austin, clearance by Andy Butler.

38:28

The official flags George Bowerman offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

36:52

A cross is delivered by Andy Monkhouse, clearance by Andy Butler.

35:08

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

34:07

Foul by Emmanuele Smith on Ritchie Humphreys, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Evan Horwood, clearance by Andy Butler.

33:32

The ball is crossed by Alex Nicholls.

32:04

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

31:30

Corner taken by Evan Horwood played to the near post, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

29:49

Evan Horwood fouled by Jonathan Macken, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

25:03

Jack Baldwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevan Hurst. Sam Mantom crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Scott Flinders.

24:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Florent Cuvelier by Lewis Hawkins. David Grof takes the free kick.

23:13

Emmanuele Smith on for Oliver Lancashire.

22:11

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

19:55

Andy Monkhouse challenges Oliver Lancashire unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Grof takes the free kick.

18:31

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

18:17

Kevan Hurst sends in a cross, clearance by Neil Austin.

16:10

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

15:25

Centre by George Bowerman.

14:47

Effort from inside the area by George Bowerman misses to the right of the goal.

12:30

Ritchie Humphreys is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sam Mantom takes the indirect free kick.

11:11

Neil Austin sends in a cross, clearance by Sam Mantom.

8:59

Lewis Hawkins sends in a cross, clearance made by Oliver Lancashire.

7:52

Corner taken by Neil Austin from the left by-line to the near post, save made by David Grof.

7:41

Andy Monkhouse sends in a cross, blocked by Lee Beevers.

6:00

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ritchie Humphreys. Free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

4:46

Jonathan Macken is caught offside. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

3:49

The ball is swung over by Mat Sadler, Scott Flinders manages to make a clearance.

3:32

Corner from left by-line taken by Kevan Hurst.

3:22

The ball is sent over by George Bowerman, blocked by Jack Baldwin.

1:32

Kevan Hurst crosses the ball, Peter Hartley makes a clearance.

0:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Austin from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevan Hurst.

0:27

A cross is delivered by Andy Monkhouse, Sam Mantom gets a block in.

Match Preview

Taundry out for Saddlers Richard Taundry will miss Walsall's home clash against Hartlepool. Right-back Taundry was forced off in the first half of Tuesday night's superb 3-2 home victory over promotion-chasing Sheffield United nursing a hamstring injury and is set to miss out for the foreseeable future. Winger Jamie Paterson also hobbled off just after half-time carrying an ankle knock but it is hoped he will pass a late fitness test. Defender Lee Beevers (head) and striker George Bowerman (cramp) also sustained injury against the Blades but are okay, while midfielder Adam Chambers - who has missed the last three matches with a heel problem - will again be monitored. The Saddlers go into the clash unbeaten in five but will be wary of a mid-table Pools side who have claimed more points on their travels than Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield. Hartlepool could be without James Poole, Gary Liddle and Luke James. Striker Poole, who has only just returned from long-term injury, was forced off in the midweek defeat at Huddersfield with a thigh injury. Midfielder Liddle is still struggling with the leg injury that has kept him out of the last four matches and teenage striker James has been nursing a back problem in recent weeks. Another forward, Adam Boyd, is hoping for a recall to the starting line-up after being named on the substitutes' bench for the last five matches, while James Brown, who replaced Poole at half-time at Huddersfield, is expected to start. Skipper Sam Collins, who celebrated his 500th club appearance in midweek, will continue his partnership with Peter Hartley in central defence. Manager Neale Cooper has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side bid to close the eight-point gap between themselves and the top six.

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 433Manager: Neale Cooper

Hartlepool

  • David Grof
  • Mat Sadler
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Andy Butler
  • Lee Beevers
  • Kevan Hurst
  • Florent Cuvelier
  • Sam Mantom
  • Alex Nicholls
  • George Bowerman
  • Jonathan Macken
  • SUBS
  • Jimmy Walker
  • Emmanuele Smith
  • Adam Chambers
  • Will Grigg
  • Jake Jones

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Match Report

Flinders denies Saddlers Walsall extended their unbeaten run to six games with a goalless draw against Hartlepool after failing to find a way past outstanding goalkeeper Scott Flinders at the Banks's Stadium. The Saddlers failed to take their chances as Sam Mantom, in his second game on loan from West Brom, completely miskicked from Will Grigg's cross with the goal at his mercy late on. Hartlepool had to make a late change when skipper and central defender Sam Collins picked up an injury in the warm-up and was replaced by 19-year-old Josh Rowbotham. Walsall lost defender Ollie Lancashire with a head injury in the 24th minute of a first half where chances were rare until stoppage time when striker George Bowerman twice failed with reasonable chances to head past Flinders. In the second half, Pools concentrated on keeping Walsall out and created only one opening themselves. From a quick throw-in Antony Sweeney burst into the box and saw his fierce shot blocked by home keeper David Grof.

Form Guide

    LWWDDW
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Hartlepool
  • LWLWDL

Last Meetings

  • Hartlepool
  • 1 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 13/08/2011
  • Walsall
  • 5 - 2
  • Hartlepool
  • 19/03/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • A Nicholls 5
  • J Macken 4
  • A Butler 3
  • W Grigg 3
  • A Chambers 2
  • K Hurst 2
  • F Cuvelier 2
  • J Paterson 2
  • G Bowerman 2
  • O Lancashire 1
  • E Smith 1
  • S Mantom 1

Hartlepool

  • J Poole 7
  • A Sweeney 5
  • CJ Nish 4
  • A Boyd 4
  • A Monkhouse 3
  • P Hartley 3
  • L James 3
  • NA Solano 2
  • G Liddle 2
  • P Murray 1
  • S Collins 1
  • R Humphreys 1
  • E Horwood 1
  • J Brown 1
  • N Luscombe 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 34
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hartlepool

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 42
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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