UK time is: 02:34:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Charlton v Walsall: Match Report

The Valley is never an easy place to go and play football, and yesterday was no exception, with most people probably having written off Walsall's chances way before kick off.

Walsall though as they have proved on many an occasion, are usually reluctant to lie down and get brushed aside easily against the 'big teams'.

Both sides fought for control early on and as Walsall began to look like a match for our southern counterparts, on loan Danny N'Guessan popped in the only goal of the game for The Addicks following a Grof mistake in the 35th minute.

The scoreline though, does not give a true reflection on the rest of the game.

Charlton predictably had a lot of the first half possession, testing Grof and our defenders a few times, and causing some panicky moments at times with some clever approach play.

Walsall though did not roll over and Alex Nicholls looked pretty lively first half and he and Ledesma were unlucky not to gain us something from the game.

Half Time: Charlton 1 Walsall 0

Second half Walsall started well, a Ledesma cross just evading Macken early doors. Ledesma was causing the Charlton defence all manner of problems causing free kicks to be conceded left right and centre.

While at the other end Charlton's top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips mildly tested Grof only once in a quiet game which probably makes him glad he doesn't have to play us again following his double Walsall duck this season.

The dissapointing Kevan Hurst was replaced by Jamie Paterson, and Walsall continued to apply pressure, a couple of corners earned but spurned.

Jon Macken ended his shift by being replaced by George Bowerman, just before Grof was tested by a stinging drive from N'Guessan.

A tribute to how dominant the Saddlers had been second half was that coming towards the end of normal time, top of the league Charlton felt the need to time waste extensively and take the ball into the corner at every opportunity.

Walsall pushed for that late equaliser, a header from Manny Smith going over, and a shot from Ledesma gathered easily by the opposition goalkeeper, and unfortunately it wasn't to be.

Walsall remain four points clear of relegation, as Chesterfield rand out 4-0 victors against Wycombe.

Charlton 1: Danny N'Guessan 35'

Walsall 0

Attendance: 15,253 (277 Walsall)



Join Vital Walsall

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Vital Walsall on: twitter

Vital Walsall on: facebook




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: Lee Hale Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 10 2012

Time: 11:11AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Smith Tried To Get Bonser To Attend (Thursday January 29 2015)

Smith Wants Wembley Double (Thursday January 29 2015)

Taylor 'We Want To Win It' (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Stats: Walsall v Preston (Wednesday January 28 2015)

O'Kelly 'Finest Moment In Football' (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Bradshaw 'It's Still A Bit Surreal' (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Gamble On Wembley (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Archived Walsall Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. loular28Ss 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Colchester 0 - 2 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 4 Scunthorpe
Walsall 0 - 2 Coventry
MK Dons 0 - 3 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 4 Swindon
Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Notts County 25 9 7 9 -1 34
13. Oldham 25 8 10 7 -3 34
14. Doncaster 24 9 7 8 -3 34
15. Walsall 26 8 9 9 -2 33
16. Gillingham 27 8 7 12 -8 31
17. Scunthorpe 24 8 6 10 -7 30
18. Coventry 27 7 9 11 -10 30

Breaking League News

Little Drama As Bristol City Reach Wembley
Bristol City : 29/01/2015 23:33:00
Swindon Town Reject 1.9m Luongo Bid
Swindon : 29/01/2015 22:50:00
DRFC Chesterfield v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 29/01/2015 21:49:00
Bristol City : 29/01/2015 21:43:00
Walsall Will Face Bristol City In JPT Final
Walsall : 29/01/2015 21:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is the best keeper we have had since Jimmy Walker?
Suggested By:  
Clayton Ince 18%
Richard O'Donnell 63%
Other 19%