Walsall - Walsall reserve News
UK time is: 12:20:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Walsall reserve News

Port Vale 0 2 Walsall

Saddlers line-up (4-4-2)
Rene Gilmartin

Geordie Lyall
Mannie Smith
Kris Taylor
Ishmel Demontagnac

Mark Wright (Chris Hanna, 75 min.)
Mark Bradley (Capt.)
Charlton Davies
Leon Quarless (Peter Doran, 64 min.)

Pär Cederqvist
Troy Denney (Harry Harris, 80 min.)

Unused substitute:-
Aaron Skeldon (gk)

Goal log:-
37 min. 0-1 - Bradley header from a Lyall cross.
41 min. 0-2 - Quarless attempted to lob 'keeper from outside the penalty-area but his shot hit the cross-bar and Denney scored from the rebound.

As you can see there was no sign of Allan Picken or Matt Carbon,although I understand the later is only here to regain fitness. The big suprise was that Ishy played at left-back until Doran came on - did o.k. there. Geordie Lyall again did well and didn't doanything wrong and, got forward to support the attack. Surely he must be another option for the first team. If fact he actual layed on the first goal. Smith and Taylor were a class above most other players on the pitch.

The exception was in midfield, Bradley was easily the best player on the pitch - an excellent game. Wright looked like a player out of form and lacking confidence.

In attack, Denney was everything we have been lead to believe and Cederqvist nearly scored, but it concerns me that he doesn't look like what we were lead to believe he was.

Biggest laugh was when Vale were awarded an unjustified penalty in second-half stoppage time (an alleged foul by Taylor on Dean Glover) but Glover blazed it over the bar, sorry but you have to laugh really.

In summary a good work out, Ishy seems to be improving the defensive side of his game. A number of players improved there standing and if they continue to improve the future could be bright, and Jeff wouldn't have to spend much!! The only negatives is Wright who on todays showing seems to have taken the arrival of the two Kev's badly. Of course the Alan Picken saga is another worry....I hope it doesn't turn into a Ken Armstrong story.

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

The Journalist

Writer: Jorge's Jottings Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 13 2007

Time: 9:11AM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall 2-1 Bradford City (Sunday November 29 2015)

Smith Set To Take Over Brentford? (Saturday November 28 2015)

Smith Delighted With Saddlers Win (Saturday November 28 2015)

Stats: Walsall v Bradford (Saturday November 28 2015)

Walsall Team News v Bradford (Saturday November 28 2015)

Walsall v Bradford - Preview (Friday November 27 2015)

Match Officials v Bradford City (H) (Friday November 27 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. john baker 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Walsall 2 - 1 Bradford
Swindon 2 - 1 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 1 Sheff Utd
Walsall 3 - 2 Gillingham
Colchester 4 - 4 Walsall
Barnsley 0 - 2 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Coventry 20 11 6 3 17 39
2. Gillingham 20 11 5 4 14 38
3. Burton 19 12 2 5 7 38
4. Walsall 19 10 6 3 14 36
5. Wigan 20 9 7 4 10 34
6. Peterborough 20 10 3 7 15 33
7. Millwall 19 9 4 6 4 31

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Walsall 2-1 Bradford City
» Walsall : 29/11/2015 11:41:00
Spireites Sack Saunders!
» Chesterfield : 29/11/2015 10:37:00
BREAKING - Brentford Ask To Speak To Dean Smith
» Walsall : 29/11/2015 10:31:00
» Coventry : 29/11/2015 09:50:01
DRFC Ferguson disappointed with a point
» Doncaster : 29/11/2015 08:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

After our great start where will we finish at the end of the season?
Suggested By:  
Champions! 21%
Automatic Promotion 32%
Play Offs 32%
Mid-Table 13%
Relegation 2%