Walsall - Saddlers Memorable Matches
UK time is: 23:29:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Saddlers Memorable Matches

Sheff Utd 0 Walsall 1 13 April 2002

Having been relegated after just one season in the second tier of English football the first time, most people expected us to falter again at the second time of asking, but this result secured our place in Division 1 (as it was then!) for another year.

Going into the game it looked like we would need two wins from our final two games to be sure of survival but as it turned out this was enough.

As rivals Crewe and Barnsley both stumbled, we took full advantage with a gutsy win at Bramell Lane.

The game itself was certainly no classic but it was never likely to be. Chances were few and far between in the first half until a couple of minutes before the break a ball across the box by Zigor Aranalde missed his fellow Spaniard Pedro Matias but found the out-stretched leg of Jorge Leitao who managed to scramble the ball over the line.

The second half was almost all United. As the clock ticked on Laurent D'Jaffo hit both the bar and the post for the Blades. Having survived a nail-biting five minutes of injury time, the referee blew his whistle and the super Saddlers were safe and could look forward to another season in the second tier of English football.

This is the final Saddlers Memorable Matches. From next week, vital football will begin looking back at some true Saddlers legends. Who they were, what they did and where they are now.




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 May 4 2007

Time: 2:09PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
We had some fantastic tussles with the Blades over the years
Big No 9
Report Abuse
04/05/2007 18:41:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Stats: Blackpool v Walsall (Saturday August 29 2015)

Blackpool Boss Expects Tough Game (Friday August 28 2015)

The Guest Blog 2015/16 - Episode 3 (Thursday August 27 2015)

Blackpool v Walsall - Preview (Thursday August 27 2015)

Chelsea - Attraction or Distraction? (Thursday August 27 2015)

Philippines And Cyprus Call Ups For Duo (Thursday August 27 2015)

Chelsea (H) - Ticket Details (Wednesday August 26 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
Blackpool 0 - 4 Walsall
Walsall 2 - 1 Coventry
Rochdale 1 - 2 Walsall
Southend 0 - 2 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 1 Oldham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Walsall 5 4 1 0 +8 13
2. Sheff Utd 5 4 0 1 +4 12
3. Burton 5 4 0 1 +3 12
4. Gillingham 5 3 2 0 +7 11
5. Rochdale 5 3 1 1 +6 10
6. Chesterfield 5 3 1 1 +3 10
7. Coventry 4 3 0 1 +6 9

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Rea Joins From Brighton On Loan
Southend : 30/08/2015 20:19:01
Another Tough Loss For Mellon
Shrewsbury : 30/08/2015 20:10:01
Adkins On Swindon Delight
Sheff Utd : 30/08/2015 20:00:00
Robins - It Should've Been All Three
Scunthorpe : 30/08/2015 19:52:00
Harris - We Should've Made More Of It
Millwall : 30/08/2015 19:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do You Like The New Home Shirt?
Suggested By:  
Yes 67%
No 23%
Bring Back The Beaver 10%