UK time is: 21:51:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Saddlers Memorable Matches

Walsall 3 Oldham 1
Saturday May 1 1999

Having gone back to the 1930's last week I decided to look back at a game, like Cardiff, that every Saddlers fan remembers.

Having over-achieved for most of the 1998/99 (over-achieved in relation to how poor 1997/98 was!) Graydon's men only needed to beat Oldham to guarantee promotion to the second tier of English football.

The game itself was a cracker and I can honestly say amazingly it was one of the few times that I actually felt comfortable watching the lads.

In front of a packed Bescot Stadium, we were 2-0 up inside 35 minutes thanks to two Saddlers legends- Darren Wrack and Chris Marsh. Strangely one of the few things I remember of that game was Wrack going off the field for about 15 minutes having stitches put in after cracking heads with an Oldham defender.

At half time the sun was beating down and things were looking great but Walsall being Walsall ten minutes into the second half Oldham got one back. Now normally as I say this is when I and everybody else panics and things start to go pear-shaped but that day was different.

We stayed positive and so did the team and with 15 minutes to go, Siggy Eyjolfsson, who had only been on the field ten minutes was put through and wrapped the game up.

At the final whistle, 9000 fans flooded the pitch despite being told not to but frankly nobody cared and the party lasted well into the early hours.

Let us know what your memories of that game were on our forum and also if anybody knows what happened to Siggy I would be really interested to find out!




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: Cannock Saddler Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 26 2007

Time: 3:19PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Remeber it well, Siggy got that goal and i nearly fell pver after i'd celebrated. Good times
unosaddler31
Report Abuse
26/01/2007 19:21:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

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

Tyson treble thumps Iron
Doncaster : 03/05/2015 21:47:00
Doncaster : 03/05/2015 21:34:00
CCFC: Starting With The Positives
Coventry : 03/05/2015 20:14:00
Peterborough : 03/05/2015 19:39:01
Smith Embarrased By Bristol Defeat
Walsall : 03/05/2015 19:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Position Do We Need To Strengthen In Summer?
Suggested By:  
Full back 2%
Centre back 42%
Central midfield 42%
Winger 0%
Striker 14%