Walsall 1-2 MK Dons

07 August 2010 05:08
MK Dons' Sam Baldock and Danny Woodards gave the Football League's youngest boss Karl Robinson a winning start to his managerial career.Baldock fired home from Luke Chadwick's pass after Saddlers keeper Jon Brain spilled a Jermaine Easter through ball. [LNB]Manny Smith equalised for under-par Walsall when he headed home from Julian Gray's corner. [LNB]But Woodards grabbed the winner with a powerful stooping header from an Angelo Balanta flag kick. [LNB][LNB]MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio: "The enthusiasm for the Milton Keynes shirt today was immense. I just hope that continues now until the end of the season. [LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I am disappointed how we conceded a goal through a set-piece. [LNB]"The fans travelled in the hundreds today and for us it was magnificent. We just want to make them proud." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 7 August 2010[LNB] Npower League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Walsall 1-2 MK Dons FT (HT 0-1) Smith 48 Baldock 42 Woodards 60 Walsall 01 Brain 05 Lancashire yellow card (McDonald 90) 14 Taundry 23 McGivern 03 Lescott 06 Smith 08 Richards 18 Gray 07 Jones 09 Byfield 11 Nicholls Substitutes 21 Bevan, 02 Westlake, 04 McDonald, 12 Marshall, 20 Geddes, 15 Paterson, 19 Grigg MK Dons 01 Martin 03 Lewington 06 O'Hanlon 15 Woodards 07 Gleeson 13 Carrington 16 Hamann (Howell 83) 26 Chadwick (Guy 83) 08 Easter (Ibehre 88) 10 Baldock 11 Balanta Substitutes 17 Searle, 20 Pele, 24 Flanagan, 21 Howell, 27 Powell, 14 Guy, 19 Ibehre Ref: MathiesonAtt: 4,034 WALSALL MK DONS Possession Walsall 47% MK Dons 53% Attempts on target Walsall 2 MK Dons 7 Attempts off target Walsall 2 MK Dons 3 Corners Walsall 3 MK Dons 5 Fouls Walsall 12 MK Dons 6 Final Result Full Time 90:00+3:50 The referee ends the match. 89:17 Substitution Clayton McDonald is brought on as a substitute for Oliver Lancashire. 89:17 Sam Baldock fouled by Emmanuele Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Baldock takes the free kick. 87:38 Substitution Jermaine Easter goes off and Jabo Ibehre comes on. 83:16 Corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta, clearance made by Matthew Richards. 82:06 Substitution Dietmar Hamann goes off and Luke Howell comes on. 82:06 Substitution Lewis Guy replaces Luke Chadwick. 79:38 Shot by Steve Jones from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. 79:14 Corner taken by Julian Gray from the left by-line. 78:45 Dietmar Hamann concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Byfield. Richard Taundry takes the direct free kick. 77:03 The ball is delivered by Steve Jones, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance. 76:31 Corner taken by Steve Jones from the right by-line played to the near post. 74:26 Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Easter. Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson. 67:49 Unfair challenge on Mark Carrington by Richard Taundry results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Martin. 66:48 Dean Lewington fouled by Steve Jones, the ref awards a free kick. David Martin restarts play with the free kick. 65:55 Matthew Richards takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by David Martin. 61:58 Foul by Darren Byfield on Dan Woodards, free kick awarded. David Martin takes the direct free kick. 61:28 The offside flag is raised against Sam Baldock. Jon Brain takes the free kick. 59:03 Assist on the goal came from Angelo Balanta. Oliver Lancashire gets a block in. 59:03 GOAL - Dan Woodards:Walsall 1 - 2 MK Dons Dan Woodards scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Walsall 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons. 57:38 Jermaine Easter fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Dietmar Hamann takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta from the right by-line to the near post, 57:38 Booking Oliver Lancashire is given a yellow card. 57:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliver Lancashire on Jermaine Easter. 56:32 Mark Carrington fouled by Alex Nicholls, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean O'Hanlon. 53:47 Angelo Balanta has an effort at goal from the edge of the box striking the post. 53:25 Emmanuele Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Easter. Free kick taken by Dietmar Hamann. 52:42 The referee penalises Sam Baldock for handball. Jon Brain takes the free kick. 51:23 Foul by Emmanuele Smith on Sam Baldock, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dean Lewington. 48:52 Steve Jones fouled by Dean Lewington, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Jones crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel. 47:26 Assist by Julian Gray. 47:26 GOAL - Emmanuele Smith:Walsall 1 - 1 MK Dons Emmanuele Smith scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Walsall 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons. 47:15 Corner from the left by-line taken by Julian Gray, 46:02 Outswinging corner taken by Angelo Balanta from the right by-line, Ryan McGivern makes a clearance. 45:22 Darren Byfield is adjudged to have handled the ball. David Martin takes the free kick. 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway. Half Time 45:00+1:15 The match has reached half-time. 43:16 Darren Byfield challenges Dan Woodards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Martin. Correction - 41:18 The assist for the goal came from Luke Chadwick. Correction - 41:18 GOAL - Sam Baldock:Walsall 0 - 1 MK Dons Sam Baldock finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons. 41:18 Sam Baldock provided the assist for the goal. 41:18 GOAL - Jermaine Easter:Walsall 0 - 1 MK Dons Jermaine Easter finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons. 39:17 Dietmar Hamann concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Byfield. Richard Taundry shoots direct from the free kick. Correction - 37:06 The ball is delivered by Luke Chadwick, Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Save made by Jon Brain. 37:06 Luke Chadwick delivers the ball, Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Save made by Jon Brain. 36:21 Unfair challenge on Matthew Richards by Sam Baldock results in a free kick. Oliver Lancashire restarts play with the free kick. 35:45 Alex Nicholls is penalised for a handball. David Martin takes the free kick. 33:30 The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Baldock. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick. 30:55 Richard Taundry produces a cross, clearance made by Sean O'Hanlon. 21:26 Oliver Lancashire fouled by Sam Baldock, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire. 20:56 Sam Baldock is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jon Brain. 20:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Luke Chadwick. Dietmar Hamann takes the free kick. 19:21 Jermaine Easter is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire. 18:15 The assistant referee flags for offside against Darren Byfield. David Martin takes the indirect free kick. 14:49 Shot from 12 yards from Sam Baldock. Blocked by Emmanuele Smith. 13:58 Mark Carrington is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Richard Taundry takes the free kick. 12:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Baldock on Oliver Lancashire. Oliver Lancashire takes the free kick. 11:25 Jermaine Easter takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar. 7:44 The referee penalises Darren Byfield for handball. Dietmar Hamann takes the free kick. 4:46 Richard Taundry challenges Jermaine Easter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Lewington shoots direct from the free kick. 2:22 Angelo Balanta takes the outswinging corner, Mark Carrington takes a shot. Oliver Lancashire manages to make a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Angelo Balanta, Matthew Richards makes a clearance. 0:00 The game kicks-off. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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