Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Honours even at Orient

Honours even at Orient

The Saddlers ended their losing streak and gained their first clean sheet of the season, in a 0-0 draw against Leyton Orient tonight.

The Saddlers dominated possession, but failed to produce many cutting edge chances at goal. Hutchings went with an unchanged side from the weekend, with Nicholls slotting in in an attacking right midfield position.

The game started slowly for the Saddlers as they enjoyed alot of possession, but not much else. Julian Gray came close early on before Oliver Lancashire's shot was saved from close range. Lescott was booked on 15 minutes for an ill timed tackle. Walsall were at least 'knocking on the door' of Leyton Orient, but their defence kept them at bay. Brain has regained much confidence in recent games and made some important saves throughout the night when Orient's dangers beckoned.

The 2nd half started much as the first, with Saddlers working hard, but not seeing many chances on goal. Will Grigg entered the field on 61 minutes in place of Jon Macken, who looked slow on the attack throughout the game. McDonald replaced Lancashire a short while after he took a knock. Lescott then did well as he closed down Ryan McGleish on 75 minutes. Grigg was on target for goal in the dying minutes when he was held back in the area, but the referee did not see fit to punish the home side.

It is a relief to Saddler fans that they didn't throw away the game yet again, and have the ability to keep the goals out. Matthew Richards and Ryan McGivern shone out, feeding the ball to eachother effectively throughout the game. As we welcome Yeovil on Saturday, the Saddlers can take heart from the performance and hopefully build upon it.



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

Writer:Robyn Richards
Date:Wednesday September 29 2010
Time: 12:42AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall v Port Vale rearranged

New date for Staffordshire derby.

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

EFL League One Team Of 2016 Named

The EFL Awards ceremony is definitely nearing, as is the end of the season, as yesterday saw the three Football League Select XI's of 2016 named.

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

TP1992
Editor email
Profile
Kev
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion8%
Play Offs22%
Mid Table Medicority51%
Relegation19%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 38 23 9 6 78 30
2 Bolton 38 21 9 8 72 26
3 Fleetwood 38 19 11 8 68 19
4 Bradford 39 16 18 5 66 16
5 Scunthorpe 39 18 10 11 64 20
6 Southend 38 16 12 10 60 11
7 Millwall 37 16 12 9 60 9
8 Bristol Rovers 39 15 12 12 57 0
9 Oxford 38 16 7 15 55 5
10 Rochdale 37 15 9 13 54 4
11 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
12 Peterborough 39 14 10 15 52 0
13 Wimbledon 38 12 15 11 51 3
14 Northampton 39 14 7 18 49 -6
15 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
16 MK Dons 38 12 11 15 47 -1
17 Bury 39 12 9 18 45 -7
18 Gillingham 39 11 12 16 45 -16
19 Oldham 39 10 14 15 44 -12
20 Shrewsbury 38 11 10 17 43 -12
21 Port Vale 37 10 11 16 41 -17
22 Swindon 39 9 9 21 36 -19
23 Chesterfield 39 8 9 22 33 -26
24 Coventry 39 6 11 22 29 -28
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Bradford City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Oxford United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Swindon Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Coventry City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 25 2017 7:45PM : Port Vale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football