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  • Date:23 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:2,072
  • Macken (9)
  • Mellor (25)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:45 +2.45

Gary Madine is caught offside. Free kick taken by Tom Williams.

90:29 +0.29

James O'Connor takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Jimmy Walker.

89:14

Matthew Richards delivers the ball.

88:18

Unfair challenge on Darren Byfield by Reda Johnson results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Matthew Richards from the free kick, blocked by Danny Batth.

87:02

Alex Nicholls sends in a cross, Lewis Buxton gets a block in. Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, clearance by Reda Johnson.

86:29

Matthew Richards takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Tommy Miller.

85:24

The ball is crossed by Darren Byfield.

84:43

Alex Nicholls on for Jordan Cook.

84:04

The ball is swung over by Gary Teale, save by Jimmy Walker.

83:05

Lewis Buxton challenges Jordan Cook unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Richard O'Donnell.

82:27

Tommy Miller takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker.

82:05

The ball is sent over by Lewis Buxton, Oliver Lancashire makes a clearance.

80:37

A cross is delivered by Gary Teale.

78:56

The ball is swung over by Richard Taundry, blocked by Lewis Buxton. Matthew Richards takes a short corner, The ball is crossed by Richard Taundry. Reda Johnson replaces Rob Jones.

78:16

Unfair challenge on Darren Byfield by Danny Batth results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Williams.

75:33

The ball is sent over by Gary Teale, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Jermaine Johnson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

74:16

Darryl Westlake leaves the field to be replaced by Darren Byfield.

73:29

Gary Teale has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Jimmy Walker makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale, clearance made by Julian Gray.

71:29

Gary Madine takes a shot. Oliver Lancashire gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Gary Teale from the left by-line played to the near post, Jonathan Macken manages to make a clearance. Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Jimmy Walker makes a save.

71:13

Gary Teale sends in a cross, Oliver Lancashire makes a clearance.

70:20

Close range header by Gary Madine goes over the bar.

69:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Otsemobor by Julian Gray. Gary Teale restarts play with the free kick.

68:45

Foul by Oliver Lancashire on Gary Madine, free kick awarded. Gary Teale takes the indirect free kick.

68:03

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

66:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliver Lancashire on Gary Madine. Oliver Lancashire receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Teale from right channel, clearance by Jonathan Macken.

66:01

Jordan Cook takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

64:02

Gary Teale sends in a cross.

63:23

Tom Williams produces a cross.

62:06

Centre by Richard Taundry, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

61:39

Jordan Cook produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Lewis Buxton. Corner taken by Matthew Richards.

60:45

Julian Gray has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

60:01

Shot by Marc Laird from 25 yards. Blocked by Lewis Buxton. Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the left by-line to the near post, Lewis Buxton makes a clearance.

57:57

Neil Mellor has an effort at goal from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.

57:14

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jermaine Johnson.

54:12

Lewis Buxton takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker. Gary Teale decides to take the corner short, Effort on goal by Jermaine Johnson from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

52:50

Gary Teale delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Gary Madine goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

52:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Otsemobor by Julian Gray. Gary Teale restarts play with the free kick.

49:00

The referee blows for offside against Andy Butler. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

48:31

Unfair challenge on Jordan Cook by James O'Connor results in a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the indirect free kick.

47:20

The offside flag is raised against Neil Mellor. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Williams.

46:29

The ball is swung over by Jermaine Johnson, Tom Williams manages to make a clearance.

46:16

Centre by Lewis Buxton, Oliver Lancashire makes a clearance.

45:30

The ball is sent over by Gary Teale, Oliver Lancashire makes a clearance.

45:01

Jermaine Johnson comes on in place of Giles Coke.

44:34

Lewis Buxton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Cook. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

42:50

The ball is crossed by Gary Teale, Gary Madine takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jimmy Walker.

40:58

Oliver Lancashire challenges Gary Madine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Madine.

40:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darryl Westlake on Gary Madine. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

37:46

Neil Mellor concedes a free kick for a foul on Oliver Lancashire. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

37:19

The ball is sent over by Richard Taundry, save made by Richard O'Donnell.

36:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Otsemobor on Tom Williams. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

34:09

Jonathan Macken is caught offside. Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

33:47

Lewis Buxton crosses the ball, clearance by Tom Williams.

33:19

James O'Connor challenges Marc Laird unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

32:13

Jordan Cook has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

31:26

Gary Madine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lancashire. Jimmy Walker takes the indirect free kick.

29:20

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

28:01

The ball is crossed by Lewis Buxton, Gary Madine has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

25:25

Lewis Buxton takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker. Neil Mellor finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Walsall 1-1 Sheff Wed.

25:14

Jon Otsemobor produces a cross.

24:25

Effort on goal by Jonathan Macken from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

23:31

Foul by Gary Madine on Oliver Lancashire, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

20:22

Short corner taken by Gary Teale from the left by-line.

19:31

Unfair challenge on Lewis Buxton by Darryl Westlake results in a free kick. The referee shows Darryl Westlake a yellow card. Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

19:17

Jordan Cook takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Danny Batth gets a block in.

18:25

Centre by Jon Otsemobor, clearance by Andy Butler.

18:14

Giles Coke crosses the ball, Marc Laird manages to make a clearance.

17:54

Gary Madine fouled by Matthew Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Teale takes the free kick.

15:15

Short corner taken by Gary Teale. Gary Teale produces a cross, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

14:59

Lewis Buxton crosses the ball, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

12:09

Shot by Gary Teale. Save by Jimmy Walker.

11:39

Tom Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Madine. Jon Otsemobor takes the indirect free kick.

9:12

The ball is delivered by Julian Gray, Jonathan Macken grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Sheff Wed.Assist on the goal came from Richard Taundry.

9:00

Centre by Julian Gray, clearance made by Danny Batth.

8:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Madine on Andy Butler. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

6:42

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards, Andy Butler takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell. Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the right by-line to the near post, Jordan Cook has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

5:44

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards to the near post, Gary Madine makes a clearance.

5:02

Jordan Cook concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Batth. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

4:04

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the left by-line.

3:56

Matthew Richards produces a cross, Rob Jones makes a clearance.

3:22

Jordan Cook takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Richard O'Donnell. Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Richards, clearance made by Tommy Miller.

2:25

Tom Williams delivers the ball, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

1:14

Giles Coke takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker.

0:56

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Macken, Rob Jones makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Duo missing for Saddlers Walsall will be without Emmanuel Ledesma and Clayton McDonald for their home encounter against Sheffield Wednesday. Exciting attacking midfielder Ledesma was shown a red card during last weekend's 3-1 defeat to champions Brighton and starts a three-match suspension. That ban means the Argentinian will now only be available for the Saddlers' final match of the campaign away to Southampton. Recently recalled centre-back McDonald sustained a shoulder injury against the Seagulls and has duly been ruled out for the remainder of the season, with the former Manchester City defender having undergone surgery on Thursday. Walsall's only other absentee remains full-back Aaron Lescott who continues to struggle with a knee ligament strain sustained in early March. Dean Smith's side find themselves back in the bottom four after Notts County won their game in hand at Tranmere in midweek. Sheffield Wednesday will be boosted by the return to contention of Reda Johnson, while Tommy Miller is also expected to be available. Central defender Johnson missed out last week due to a groin injury, but will be available and midfielder Miller, who sustained an ankle injury in Saturday's home win over Hartlepool, has also proved his fitness. Johnson's return is a boost for manager Gary Megson, who will be without fellow centre-half Mark Beevers for the rest of the season due to a fractured cheekbone. Giles Coke and Darren Potter are both pushing for recalls to the starting line-up, while Megson must decide whether to start with Neil Mellor up front alongside Gary Madine or opt for Clinton Morrison, who started last week on the substitutes' bench. Megson has no new injury or suspension problems as the Owls chase their first away league win in four attempts.

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Megson

Sheff Wed

  • Jimmy Walker
  • Darryl Westlake
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Andy Butler
  • Tom Williams
  • Richard Taundry
  • Marc Laird
  • Matthew Richards
  • Julian Gray
  • Jordan Cook
  • Jonathan Macken
  • SUBS
  • David Bevan
  • Emmanuele Smith
  • Darren Byfield
  • Alex Nicholls
  • Jamie Paterson
  • William Grigg
  • Marco Gbarssin

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Match Report

Saddlers stutter at the Banks`s Walsall's hopes of avoiding relegation suffered another blow as they could manage only a 1-1 draw from their penultimate home game of the season against Sheffield Wednesday. The Saddlers looked capable of getting the result they needed when they took the lead after just 10 minutes, veteran striker Jon Macken driving in his ninth goal of the season when Julian Gray's cross bounced off Richard Taundry into his path. Dean Smith`s side were fighting for every ball, with most of the 2,072 present cheering them on, but the Owls soon equalised in the 26th minute Impressive full-back Lewis Buxton joined up to support the attack and hit a fierce low drive which Walsall keeper James Walker managed to block but he could not hang on to the ball and Neil Mellor tucked away his 18th of the season. In the second half it was end-to-end stuff with Wednesday looking more likely to score as winger Gary Teale provided a string of crosses and Buxton saw another drive turned round a post by the busy Walker. Walsall wasted several corners which they should have done better with, and Jordan Cook fired just over following good work by Marc Laird. But the Owls should have scored after 71 minutes when, from Teale's teasing free-kick, big striker Gary Madine met the ball six yards from goal with a downward header which bounced over the bar.

Form Guide

    DWDLWL
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Sheff Wed
  • DLWWLW

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Wed
  • 3 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 23/11/2010
  • Sheff Wed
  • 3 - 2
  • Walsall
  • 26/12/2004
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 1
  • Sheff Wed
  • 11/09/2004
  • Walsall
  • 0 - 2
  • Sheff Wed
  • 10/03/1979
  • Sheff Wed
  • 0 - 2
  • Walsall
  • 28/10/1978
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 1
  • Sheff Wed
  • 25/04/1978

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • J Macken 8
  • J Gray 8
  • M Richards 8
  • A Nicholls 5
  • A Butler 3
  • W Grigg 3
  • D Byfield 2
  • E Smith 2
  • A Lescott 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • J Cook 1
  • E Ledesma 1
  • D Westlake 1

Sheff Wed

  • N Mellor 10
  • C Morrison 6
  • T Miller 5
  • G Madine 5
  • C Sedgwick 4
  • G Coke 4
  • P Heffernan 3
  • J Johnson 3
  • R Johnson 3
  • G Teale 2
  • J O'Connor 2
  • D Potter 2
  • M Beevers 2
  • R Jones 1
  • L Buxton 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 121
    • Goals per game 51
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 15 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Wed

    • Total goals 131
    • Goals per game 61
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 12 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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