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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:3,491
  • Hurst (61) Bowerman (84)
Goal!

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92:37 +2.37

Outswinging corner taken by Anthony McNamee from the right by-line.

91:46 +1.46

The referee blows for offside. (Walsall) makes a substitution, with Anton Peterlin coming on for Jamie Paterson. Indirect free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

86:12

Dave Winfield takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

85:38

Unfair challenge on James Harper by Jonathan Macken results in a free kick. Louis Laing restarts play with the free kick.

84:06

George Bowerman grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 2-0 Wycombe.The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Macken.

83:01

Kevan Hurst concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony McNamee. Free kick crossed left-footed by Anthony McNamee, Oliver Lancashire makes a clearance.

80:54

Foul by Dave Winfield on Will Grigg, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Paterson. Effort on goal by Jamie Paterson from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar. Will Grigg leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Macken.

77:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Grigg by Louis Laing. Booking for Louis Laing. Kevan Hurst takes the free kick.

74:37

Unfair challenge on Matt McClure by Oliver Lancashire results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Anthony McNamee, clearance by Oliver Lancashire.

73:43

Effort on goal by Matt McClure from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

72:18

Joel Grant joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Strevens.

70:09

Effort on goal by George Bowerman from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

67:48

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jamie Paterson goes wide right of the target.

67:07

Jamie Paterson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

65:46

Anthony McNamee on for Gareth Ainsworth.

64:49

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

63:37

A cross is delivered by Jamie Paterson, save by Nikki Bull.

61:49

Kevan Hurst scores a goal from a long way out to the top right corner of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Wycombe.

61:02

George Bowerman is brought on as a substitute for Alex Nicholls.

59:47

Matt McClure is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

59:07

A cross is delivered by Kevan Hurst, clearance by Ben Strevens. Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Nikki Bull makes a save.

58:28

Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gareth Ainsworth.

56:00

Will Grigg fouled by James Harper, the ref awards a free kick. James Harper is cautioned. Jamie Paterson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

55:33

Stuart Beavon delivers the ball, Mat Sadler makes a clearance.

54:10

Matt McClure replaces Matthew Whichelow.

53:55

The ball is delivered by Gareth Ainsworth.

52:51

Ben Strevens takes a shot. David Grof makes a save.

51:20

Adam Chambers takes a shot. Dave Winfield gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevan Hurst, Nikki Bull manages to make a clearance.

47:56

Penalty awarded for a foul by Dave Winfield on Florent Cuvelier. A save by Nikki Bull from penalty by Alex Nicholls. Walsall 0-0 Wycombe.Dave Winfield is shown a yellow card.

45:23 +0.23

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Stuart Beavon goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

44:05

Effort on goal by Matthew Whichelow from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

40:45

Shot from just outside the box by Will Grigg misses to the right of the goal.

36:43

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Nikki Bull.

36:23

Stuart Lewis challenges Alex Nicholls unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Paterson.

34:41

Stuart Beavon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lancashire. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

33:43

Adam Chambers concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Lewis. James Harper takes the indirect free kick.

30:03

The official flags Matthew Whichelow offside. Mat Sadler takes the free kick.

29:09

Alex Nicholls challenges Louis Laing unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

28:28

Matthew Whichelow takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Grof.

26:20

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, Louis Laing makes a clearance.

22:41

Gareth Ainsworth has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

20:50

Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.

20:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Beavon on Florent Cuvelier. Oliver Lancashire takes the indirect free kick.

18:35

Dave Winfield takes a shot. Save made by David Grof.

17:35

Gareth Ainsworth takes a shot. Grant Basey gets a block in. Grant Basey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Mat Sadler.

15:27

Mat Sadler fouled by Gareth Ainsworth, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kevan Hurst, clearance made by Dave Winfield.

13:32

Alex Nicholls challenges Danny Foster unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Harper takes the free kick.

11:19

A cross is delivered by Mat Sadler, Grant Basey makes a clearance.

10:23

Florent Cuvelier challenges Stuart Lewis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Louis Laing restarts play with the free kick.

9:39

Shot from just outside the box by Stuart Beavon misses to the right of the target.

8:20

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

7:28

Stuart Beavon concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Chambers. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Taundry.

5:34

Corner taken by Gareth Ainsworth played to the near post, clearance by Richard Taundry.

0:59

Mat Sadler produces a cross, clearance made by Grant Basey.

Match Preview

Saddlers sweating on duo Walsall goalkeeper Jimmy Walker and striker Jon Macken face late fitness tests ahead of the vital visit of relegation rivals Wycombe. The duo missed Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Oldham with hamstring injuries but returned to light training on Thursday ahead of a full session on Friday. However, the game may come too soon for the pair, who face an uphill battle to prove their match fitness in time, while manager Dean Smith will not want to take any risks. Defender Daryl Westlake, who has been on the fringes of late, has also been ruled out of action for around a week with an ankle injury. The Saddlers head into the clash one point and one place below Wycombe, who occupy the final relegation berth, knowing only victory will provide a genuine boost to their survival hopes. Wycombe have no new problems. Long-term absentees Scott Donnelly and John Halls aside, manager Gary Waddock has a fully-fit squad to choose from. Changes could be on the cards following the disappointing home defeat to relegation rivals Yeovil on Tuesday night. Defender Danny Foster, midfielders Joel Grant and Stuart Lewis and strikers Ben Strevens and Matt McClure are amongst the options available to Waddock. Wycombe were booed off the pitch in midweek and Waddock subjected to chants of `you don't know what you're doing'. But the Wanderers boss insists it will not affect him. "The supporters are frustrated and have their opinions, I understand that totally. They have got every right to say what they want to say and if it is directed at me then I have to deal with that," said Waddock. "I have experienced it before. It is part and parcel of the job. You have to get on with it and just focus on the job."

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Waddock

Wycombe

  • David Grof
  • Richard Taundry
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Andy Butler
  • Mat Sadler
  • Kevan Hurst
  • Florent Cuvelier
  • Adam Chambers
  • Jamie Paterson
  • Will Grigg
  • Alex Nicholls
  • SUBS
  • Jimmy Walker
  • Jonathan Macken
  • Lee Beevers
  • George Bowerman
  • Anton Peterlin

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Match Report

Saddlers claim important triumph Two second half goals enabled Walsall to leapfrog fellow strugglers Wycombe with a 2-0 win at the Banks's Stadium Kevan Hurst put the Saddlers ahead with a blistering 63rd minute drive - his third goal of the season - and George Bowerman added the second from a pass by fellow substitute Jon Macken. Walsall could even afford a penalty miss - Alex Nicholls failing from the spot for the second time in a week as Chairboys goalkeeper Nikki Bull got down to smother his low effort. The Saddlers easily contained a Wycombe side for whom Matty Whichelow shot wide in the first half and Stuart Beavon headed over. Walsall's star was 20-year-old Jamie Patterson, who went close on several occasions, as Wycombe were condemned to a third successive defeat.

Form Guide

    LDDDLL
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Wycombe
  • LWLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Wycombe
  • 1 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 08/10/2011
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 1
  • Wycombe
  • 05/04/2010
  • Wycombe
  • 2 - 3
  • Walsall
  • 31/10/2009
  • Walsall
  • 5 - 1
  • Wycombe
  • 24/03/2001
  • Wycombe
  • 3 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 21/10/2000
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 2
  • Wycombe
  • 26/12/1998

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • A Nicholls 4
  • J Macken 3
  • A Butler 3
  • W Grigg 3
  • A Chambers 2
  • J Paterson 2
  • R Jarvis 1
  • K Hurst 1
  • E Smith 1
  • F Cuvelier 1
  • G Bowerman 1

Wycombe

  • S Beavon 10
  • B Strevens 3
  • J Grant 3
  • A McNamee 2
  • G Ainsworth 2
  • S Donnelly 2
  • D Winfield 2
  • M Whichelow 1
  • J Ibe 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 27
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wycombe

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 39
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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