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  • Date:02 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Virgo (69)
Goal!

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90mins

Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the left by-line to the near post.

89mins

Andrew Williams takes a shot. Emmanuele Smith gets a block in.

87mins

Craig Alcock is brought on as a substitute for Gavin Williams.

85mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Richards, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Virgo by Jonathan Macken. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

83mins

Sam Williams fouled by Emmanuele Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Williams.

83mins

Oliver Lancashire leaves the field to be replaced by Clayton McDonald.

82mins

Dean Bowditch has an effort at goal from 35 yards. Blocked by Emmanuele Smith. Sam Williams has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

80mins

Unfair challenge on David Davis by Owain Tudur Jones results in a free kick. Owain Tudur Jones goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

78mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Williams on Jon Brain. Alex Nicholls leaves the field to be replaced by Jamie Paterson. Free kick taken by Jon Brain.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Williams on Julian Gray. Ryan McGivern takes the direct free kick.

76mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Williams by Oliver Lancashire. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gavin Williams from right wing.

75mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun MacDonald by Jonathan Macken. Centre by Gavin Williams, Adam Virgo takes a shot. Jon Brain makes a save.

73mins

Corner taken right-footed by Gavin Williams from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Sam Williams goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

72mins

Paul Huntington challenges William Grigg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

69mins

Shaun MacDonald fouled by David Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Gavin Williams, Adam Virgo scores a fantastic headed goal from just inside the penalty box. Walsall 0-1 Yeovil.Assist by Gavin Williams.

67mins

Adam Virgo fouled by Reuben Reid, the ref awards a free kick. William Grigg joins the action as a substitute, replacing Reuben Reid. Andrew Williams on for Andrew Welsh. Adam Virgo takes the direct free kick.

67mins

Sam Williams is caught offside. Oliver Lancashire restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Jonathan Macken concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Smith. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

61mins

The referee blows for offside. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

60mins

Shot by Reuben Reid. Stephen Henderson makes a comfortable save.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun MacDonald on Alex Nicholls. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Richards.

57mins

Nathan Smith is adjudged to have handled the ball. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matthew Richards, Owain Tudur Jones manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Shot by Shaun MacDonald. Jon Brain makes a save. Andrew Welsh produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

52mins

Jonathan Macken has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

50mins

Aaron Lescott challenges Andrew Welsh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the direct free kick.

49mins

Drilled left-footed shot by Ryan McGivern. Stephen Henderson makes a save.

48mins

Matthew Richards takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Adam Virgo makes a clearance.

47mins

Foul by Paul Huntington on Jonathan Macken, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Matthew Richards. Alex Nicholls has an effort at goal. Save by Stephen Henderson.

46mins

Dean Bowditch fouled by Emmanuele Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bowditch has an effort direct from the free kick, Jon Brain makes a save.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Virgo by Reuben Reid. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

42mins

Nathan Smith fouled by Reuben Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the direct free kick.

41mins

Dean Bowditch is ruled offside. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Shaun MacDonald fouled by Jonathan Macken, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

38mins

Dean Bowditch produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

37mins

The referee blows for offside. Aaron Lescott takes the free kick.

36mins

Gavin Williams takes a inswinging corner.

35mins

Corner taken by Matthew Richards.

31mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards, clearance made by Sam Williams.

30mins

Unfair challenge on Matthew Richards by Owain Tudur Jones results in a free kick. Aaron Lescott takes the direct free kick.

29mins

Aaron Lescott challenges Shaun MacDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Williams delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

25mins

Alex Nicholls fouled by Owain Tudur Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Lescott.

21mins

Sam Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Emmanuele Smith.

18mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Macken on Paul Huntington. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Gavin Williams takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Richards.

12mins

Ryan McGivern is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

11mins

Dean Bowditch challenges Oliver Lancashire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Brain takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Emmanuele Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Williams. Gavin Williams has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

9mins

Alex Nicholls concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Welsh. Adam Virgo takes the free kick.

4mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Ryan McGivern goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

2mins

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

The match has kicked off.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee brings the game to a close.

Match Preview

Saddlers missing trio Walsall boss Chris Hutchings remains without Darren Byfield, Steve Jones and Richard Taundry for the visit of fellow strugglers Yeovil. Skipper Byfield (knee) has missed the club`s last two games while midfielders Jones (ankle) and Taundry (knee) have been sidelined for over a month. But all three are expected to return to training next week, with a view to being available for the home clash against Exeter, to provide Hutchings with a timely boost. The Saddlers boss enters a crucial time in both his and the club`s season having ended a run of six successive defeats with Tuesday`s goalless draw at Leyton Orient. Walsall`s next four games include winnable home encounters against Yeovil, Exeter and Tranmere, along with a trip to Dagenham. It is fair to say those fixtures may go some way to deciding Hutchings` future with the midlands club currently third from bottom in League One. Yeovil boss Terry Skiverton is boosted by the return of goalkeeper John Sullivan. Sullivan has missed the last three matches with a shoulder injury but is back for the game against the Saddlers. However, he will have to make do with a place on the bench as Skiverton will keep faith with Stephen Henderson as his number one. Captain Craig Alcock has missed the last two matches with a back injury and faces a race against time to be fit for the match at the Banks's Stadium. Young defender Luke Ayling looks likely to keep his place in the starting XI after impressing in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Southampton and after 20-year-old Billy Gibson also appeared off the bench against the Saints, Skiverton looks set to continue to blood the youngsters. The Glovers will be looking to get back to winning ways against Walsall as they have gone three games without a victory.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hutchings

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Terry Skiverton

Yeovil

  • Jon Brain
  • Aaron Lescott
  • Emmanuele Smith
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Alex Nicholls
  • David Davis
  • Matthew Richards
  • Julian Gray
  • Jonathan Macken
  • Reuben Reid
  • SUBS
  • David Bevan
  • Darryl Westlake
  • Clayton McDonald
  • Paul Marshall
  • Jamie Paterson
  • William Grigg
  • Sean Geddes

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Match Report

Saddles sink to bottom Woeful Walsall crashed to the bottom of League One as fellow strugglers Yeovil picked up their first away win of the season at the Banks' Stadium. It was the Saddlers' eighth game without a win and they have lost seven of them, putting manager Chris Hutchings under severe pressure. Watched by their lowest crowd of the season in the League, 3172, they surrendered all three points in the 70th minute when veteran central defender Adam Virgo went up to meet a free-kick from Gavin Williams and scored with a towering header. Walsall were poor, showing little fight when it mattered and Yeovil could have had the game sewn up in the first half if Sam Williams had taken his chances, and at the start of the second half only a brilliant save by home keeper Jonny Brain prevented Dean Bowditch scoring with a fierce free-kick. Walsall put on a burst of pressure in which Glovers' keeper Stephen Henderson pulled off fine saves from Matt Richards and Alex Nicholls but Yeovil were well worth the points.

Form Guide

    LLLLLD
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Yeovil
  • DLWLLD

Last Meetings

  • Walsall
  • 0 - 1
  • Yeovil
  • 23/02/2010
  • Yeovil
  • 1 - 3
  • Walsall
  • 01/12/2009
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 0
  • Yeovil
  • 28/02/2009
  • Yeovil
  • 1 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 09/08/2008
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 0
  • Yeovil
  • 09/02/2008
  • Yeovil
  • 0 - 2
  • Walsall
  • 08/01/2008

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • J Macken 2
  • J Gray 2
  • R Reid 2
  • D Byfield 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • A Nicholls 1
  • E Smith 1

Yeovil

  • D Bowditch 3
  • P Huntington 2
  • A Virgo 1
  • A Welsh 1
  • S Williams 1
  • L Freeman 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 24
    • Goals per game 10
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Yeovil

    • Total goals 24
    • Goals per game 10
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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