Walsall crashed to their second succesisve home defeat at the Banks's Stadium to make it three on the trot to start the supporters wondering if its going to be yet another poor season of survival again. It was a poor game to watch on a windy night deprived of any atmosphere with just 3,250 bothering to turn up.
Saddlers included on loan signing David Martin, a speedy winger only signed on the morning of the game from Derby County. As it happened he made no difference whatsoever but in fairness to him he hadn't trained with his new team mates and has only had 90 minutes of reserve football for some weeks.
Both sides were having trouble coping with the weather conditions but it really was dire stuff with the home side lumping the ball forward with little football played on the floor. What turned out to be the winner came on 29 minutes when ex-Walsall striker crossed for Chris Taylor to net via a deflection off Walsall captain Andy Butler.
Hopes of a much better second half never really took off. Will Grigg headed goalwards and one or two shots were saved by visiting goalkeer Alex Cisak in the latter stages but with the Walsall players booed off at the end the diehard supporters went home thinking they could be in for a long hard winter.