UK time is: 10:12:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Saddlers Memorable Matches

Walsall 8 Southport 0 21 November 1959

This win epitomised the 1959/60 season for us and the only major trophy we have ever lifted.

In all, the eight goals scored in this match helped us to an incredible 102 goals scored come the end of the season and promotion to the then third division.

This fantastic season also saw some of our highest attendences with around 12,000 averaged at every home match.

The game itself was as one-sided as the scoreline suggests and we were 1-0 up after just 12 seconds through Ken Hodgkisson. Although it took until just after the half hour for striker Colin Taylor to make it 2-0, the Saddlers were well on top.

The goals carried on coming in the second half with Roy Faulkner grabbing two and Taylor netting his second. With 15 minutes to play Taylor completed his hat-trick before two late strikes from John Davies rounded off an emphatic victory.

Colin Taylor went on to score just short of 200 goals for us during his 15 years at the club and clearly had a big role to play in our only title-winning season.

Lets hope we can make it two title wins this season. It looks difficult but you never know. An 8-0 victory tomorrow would be nice but after last week I think I'll take one!




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 April 27 2007

Time: 1:35PM

Your Comments

Before my time but would settle for 8-0 on saturday
Big No 9
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Scunthorpe United 2-1 Walsall (Saturday August 30 2014)

Scunthorpe v Walsall - Preview (Friday August 29 2014)

The Guest Blog - Season 2, Episode 6 (Thursday August 28 2014)

Walsall Sign Manset (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Walsall 0-3 Crystal Palace (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Walsall v Crystal Palace - Preview (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Leyton Orient v Walsall - Preview (Friday August 22 2014)

The Guest Blog - Season 2, Episode 5 (Thursday August 21 2014)

Walsall 1-2 Yeovil Town (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Stats: Walsall v Yeovil (Wednesday August 20 2014)

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
Leyton Orient 0 - 0 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 2 Yeovil
Walsall 0 - 0 Bradford
Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Walsall
Port Vale 1 - 1 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Port Vale 5 1 2 2 -1 5
19. Yeovil 5 1 2 2 -4 5
20. Rochdale 5 1 1 3 -1 4
21. Scunthorpe 5 1 1 3 -7 4
22. Walsall 5 0 3 2 -2 3
23. Colchester 5 0 1 4 -5 1
24. Crewe 5 0 0 5 -9 0

Breaking League News

Team News: Crawley v Cambridge
Crawley : 02/09/2014 10:06:00
Team News: Crawley v Cambridge
Crawley : 02/09/2014 10:05:00
JPT - Peterborough (A)
Leyton Orient : 02/09/2014 09:53:00
Posh Benefitting From Sell-On Fees
Peterborough : 02/09/2014 09:51:00
Posh Finally Get Their Man
Peterborough : 02/09/2014 09:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Whose going to win the World Cup?
Suggested By:  
Brazil 9%
Argentina 23%
Spain 7%
Germany 36%
England 15%
Other 10%