Walsall - Walsall Boston stalemate
UK time is: 14:18:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Walsall Boston stalemate

The news prior to the game was about whose there and whose missing. Of course Butler and Roper were out, and replaced by Tommy Wright and Scott Dann. However Dean Keates and Darren Wrack were also absent despite hopes they would be fit to be included. So that left Fox and returning Dobson in midfield with Bedeau and Wright out wide, with Wright and Sam upfront.

In the first half we were quiet ineffective as the defence Westwood, Dann, Gerrard and Taylor coped with the direct style of Boston, Keeper Clayton Ince was never really stretched and did everything that was asked of him. However going forward we created nothing although Tommy Wright did have one pop shot which missed the target.

The second half was better as the midfield came to grips with the directness and pressing of a physical Boston side. However it was Boston who took the lead in the 55 minute when a long punt from defence found the Saddlers defence napping and as Dann and Gerrard tried to close down the ball was drilled into the net.

In what was a better second half chances which fell to Tommy Wright went begging until he bravely headed home a Mark Wright corner to make it 1-1. The saddlers got better and the introduction of Ishmel Demontagnac with Bedeau going upfront gave us more going forward.

However it ended all square, two away draws isn't what we wanted in response to the Swindon defeat but in truth it is another point towards the promotion target. Just ask Swindon who went down 2-1 at Macclesfield to drop to fourth we have a six point advantage over them. Things in the other games was looking good until a late McLeod goal and a Nathan Stanton own goal gave them a 2-1 win over Rochdale, to move into second four points behind us. Lincoln moved into third with a good win at Peterborough, Amoo with both goals in a 2-1 win. Hartlepools win over Bury means we are now 15 points clear of the play off chasing pack.

On a worrying note defender Anthony Gerrard was carried off. There is no news on the injury. Today Westwood moved to centre half with Pead going into the full back berth, At least Roper will be back for Boxing Day.




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: Jorge's Jottings Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 23 2006

Time: 5:55PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Benning Signs For Mansfield (Friday May 22 2015)

Smith Hails Exceptional Talent (Friday May 22 2015)

Kinsella Signs Two Year Deal (Friday May 22 2015)

Fans Ask For Answers (Thursday May 21 2015)

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)

Latest Results
Bristol City 8 - 2 Walsall
Walsall 2 - 0 Oldham
Swindon 3 - 3 Walsall
Crewe 1 - 1 Walsall
Walsall 5 - 0 Crawley
Walsall 1 - 0 Fleetwood

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Barnsley 46 17 11 18 1 62
12. Gillingham 46 16 14 16 -1 62
13. Doncaster 46 16 13 17 -4 61
14. Walsall 46 14 17 15 -4 59
15. Oldham 46 14 15 17 -13 57
16. Scunthorpe 46 14 14 18 -13 56
17. Coventry 46 13 16 18 -11 55

Breaking League News

Smith Disappointed To Lose O'Donnell
Walsall : 23/05/2015 11:14:01
Smith Looking For High Calibre Keeper
Walsall : 23/05/2015 11:10:00
DRFC Rovers miss out on summer target
Doncaster : 23/05/2015 08:24:00
DRFC Rovers look set for seaside trip in pre-season
Doncaster : 23/05/2015 08:11:01
Brentford Reject MK Dons Grigg Bid
Walsall : 22/05/2015 19:28:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do You Like The New Home Shirt?
Suggested By:  
Yes 60%
No 40%
Bring Back The Beaver 0%