UK time is: 22:00:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Magical Beckford sinks Saddlers

WALSALL 1-2 LEEDS (CCL1)

Lightening can strike twice and you can survive the first blow, but the second time can be fatal.

This is lesson, which was clearly not taken on board by the Saddlers defence as they let another 1-0 lead slip to be defeated by not Leeds, but Jermaine Beckford.

To be fair to the Walsall defence, he should not have been on the pitch to score. Beckford, after being fouled by Saddlers winger Steve Jones, kicked out at the 32-year-old, which was only punished by a yellow card.

Then, a foul on Steve Jones gave the Saddlers a penalty on 79 minutes, which allowed Striker Sam Parkin to claim his second goal of the season.

Less than five minutes later, Leeds equalised through Bradley Johnson header from a corner, and then an 86 minute wonder-strike from the fortunate Beckford saw United claim all three points.

However, a spirited performance that can only show that Play-Offs aren't far off, but certainly promotion will be a tall order if mistakes and the inability to finish teams off persist.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rich Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 20 2009

Time: 2:32PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall Rise In Social Media Index (Monday December 22 2014)

Preston Tickets On Sale Tomorrow (Monday December 22 2014)

Bradshaw Beaming (Monday December 22 2014)

Smith Reflects On Blades Point (Monday December 22 2014)

Stats: Sheff Utd v Walsall (Monday December 22 2014)

Handy Cain Sticks For Christmas (Monday December 22 2014)

Walsall Team News In (v Sheff Utd) (Saturday December 20 2014)

Cain Deal Set To Be Extended (Friday December 19 2014)

Sheff Utd v Walsall - Preview (Friday December 19 2014)

Archived Walsall Articles

List All Vital Saddlers Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Oldham 21 7 9 5 -3 30
11. Chesterfield 21 7 7 7 0 28
12. Fleetwood 21 7 6 8 1 27
13. Walsall 21 6 9 6 1 27
14. Barnsley 21 7 5 9 -2 26
15. Port Vale 21 7 5 9 -3 26
16. Doncaster 20 7 5 8 -6 26

Breaking League News

Away The Sky Blues?
Coventry : 22/12/2014 21:22:00
Dickov in talks with Aston Villa and Man United
Doncaster : 22/12/2014 20:00:00
DRFC Dickov hopeful on new deals for trio
Doncaster : 22/12/2014 19:47:00
Chesterfield v Posh - League One Predictions
Peterborough : 22/12/2014 17:00:00
Johnson - We Didn't Look Clinical All Day
Yeovil : 22/12/2014 16:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is the best keeper we have had since Jimmy Walker?
Suggested By:  
Clayton Ince 16%
Richard O'Donnell 65%
Other 19%