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Walsall 1-2 Yeovil: Match Report

19 Aug 2014 21:31:00

Walsall 1-2 Yeovil: Match Report

Walsall 1-2 Yeovil: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Glovers off the mark

Yeovil scored their first league goals and collected their first League One win of the season at the expense of struggling Walsall who were beaten 2-1 at the Banks's Stadium.

James Hayter put them in front with a bullet header from a Kevin Dawson cross in the 56th minute, and Dawson himself added the second in a goalmouth scramble in the 73rd minute.

The Glovers' clinching goal came a minute after Tom Bradshaw had equalised for Walsall who paid the price or some poor first-half finishing.

Both sides missed early chances, Walsall defender Paul Downing heading a great chance wide from a Mal Benning cross on six minutes, then Hayter blazed wide for Yeovil after beating the offside trap.

Ashley Grimes saw a close-range drive saved by Yeovil goalkeeper Chris Weale in the 33rd minute, and after Andy Taylor just missed the target with a free-kick, Romaine Sawyers, put clean through by Grimes, sent a tame shot hopelessly wide a minute before the break.

Walsall had a late penalty claim rejected as they were beaten again.



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