Saddlers respond to Hutchings rant
Published : 20 Dec 2009 11:03:20
Walsall could have won Saturday's League One clash at Bescot in the end as striker Darren Byfield squandered a gilt-edged chance when he was clean through in the 82nd minute, lobbing the ball gently into the hands of grateful Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones. Walsall were second best for most of the first half, but Hutchings would not reveal what he had said during the interval to turn things around. After the 2-2 draw, he said: "That's between me and the lads, but the dressing room needs painting again. "We conceded a bad goal in their first attack, and in fact they scored twice in their first two attacks which gave them something to hang onto. "It meant we had given ourselves a mountain to climb, but in the second half I thought there was only going to be one winner, but Darren missed a gilt-edged chance. We were staring defeat in the face, but the lads showed great character in coming back."