Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Saddlers Memorable Matches

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!



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

Writer:Cannock Saddler
Date:Friday April 27 2007
Time: 1:35PM

Comments

0
Before my time but would settle for 8-0 on saturday
Big No 9
03/05/2007 12:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall v Port Vale rearranged

New date for Staffordshire derby.

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

EFL League One Team Of 2016 Named

The EFL Awards ceremony is definitely nearing, as is the end of the season, as yesterday saw the three Football League Select XI's of 2016 named.

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

TP1992
Editor email
Profile
Kev
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion8%
Play Offs22%
Mid Table Medicority51%
Relegation19%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 38 23 9 6 78 30
2 Bolton 38 21 9 8 72 26
3 Fleetwood 38 19 11 8 68 19
4 Bradford 39 16 18 5 66 16
5 Scunthorpe 39 18 10 11 64 20
6 Southend 38 16 12 10 60 11
7 Millwall 37 16 12 9 60 9
8 Bristol Rovers 39 15 12 12 57 0
9 Oxford 38 16 7 15 55 5
10 Rochdale 37 15 9 13 54 4
11 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
12 Peterborough 39 14 10 15 52 0
13 Wimbledon 38 12 15 11 51 3
14 Northampton 39 14 7 18 49 -6
15 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
16 MK Dons 38 12 11 15 47 -1
17 Bury 39 12 9 18 45 -7
18 Gillingham 39 11 12 16 45 -16
19 Oldham 39 10 14 15 44 -12
20 Shrewsbury 38 11 10 17 43 -12
21 Port Vale 37 10 11 16 41 -17
22 Swindon 39 9 9 21 36 -19
23 Chesterfield 39 8 9 22 33 -26
24 Coventry 39 6 11 22 29 -28
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Bradford City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Oxford United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Swindon Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Coventry City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 25 2017 7:45PM : Port Vale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football