Walsall struggled at Dagenham last weekend in a generally poor game to watch, falling behind to a goal they should have prevented and although they got themselves back into the game couldn't go on and force the win and in fact the home side had enough chances to win the game themselves. The Daggers forced two corners in the first four minutes and were the first to get to grips with a swirling wind.
It came as no real surprise when on 26 minutes Dadenham and Redbridge took the lead as they had enjoyed most of the play up to that point. Darren Clarke outjumped Walsall captain Aaron Lescott and his header beat keeper Jonny Brain at the near post. The closest Saddlers had com to a goal had been efforts by Matt Richards and Ryan Mc Givern. As half time loomed Danny Green let one rip which smacked against the Walsall bar. The Walsall team and manager Chris Hutchings came off to jeers and boos as the long suffering fans had witnessed another poor first 45 minutes.
Walsall got their game going five minutes into the second half with on loan player Martin Devaney slotted the ball under the body of hom keeper Tony Roberts and this did inject a bit of life into the Walsall players. Dagenham came close themselves and it needed a save with his legs from Brain and David Davis had to clear off the line with his head to ensure the 1-1 draw. A draw wasn't a good result for either side. Walsall are now back in the bottom four just one point off the bottom. A win against Tranmere at home is vital on Saturday.