Walsall go top of the league on goal differenc due to two strikes from the edge of the box by Dean Keates. As manager Richard Money admitted we didn't play as well as our last two games and we certainly didn't defend as well.
Hartlepool had chances to get back into the game and we have to thank Clayton Ince for a first half penalty save and poor Hartlepool finishing for another clean sheet. The flip side is that we also had chances to get a third so the charge up the table goes on, but remember we have not got enough points to stop you driving yet!!
Dean Keates - two cracking goals and an all action display
Penalty save and assured handling didn't do anything wrong all game, desired third clean sheet.
solid but unspectacular distrubution and positioning needs working on, suprise move into midfield went ok.
Does what it says on the tin, solid defensive performance.
Solid display but not his best gave away the penalty that wasn't and one slip let the Hartlepool striker through on goal but he missed so what then.
Getting more comfortable each game, came forward well
came more into the game late on, otherwise I forgot he was playing
Star man, and sponsors man of the match
Didn't control midfield as he did in previous games missed Dobson along side him also Hartlepool were a combative midfield rather than creative so there was a lack of time.
Solid but will be looking over his shoulder at who comes into the club and who returns to fitness -his place is most vunerable.
Caussed the back four problems he is getting better each game, all he needs now is a goal.
Not as productive as previous games , Nelson played well for Pool never stoped running and his chase for lost causes created the cross which lead to the second goal..
Slotted in at right back, and did well as Hartlepool pushed forward, wants to keep the shirt.
Different type of player to Sam but hurried the home defence, could have scored but fluffed his shot.
came on upfront, and unsettled the defence with his pace, however got booked could have been sent off for a tackle which was pay back for some rough treatment he had recieved....that is what ref's are for needs to cut this aspect of his game out