Walsall put together a fine 1-0 victory at Highbury, the home of Fleetwood Town Football Club, without the injured pair Sam Mantom and Tom Bradshaw to restore faith with the fans who suffered greatly seeing their team lose at Shrewsbury in the FA Cup in the previous game. What was really surprising is that the hosts hadn't lost at home for nine months. Dean Smith's team selection, up front, was interesting with Jordan Cook taking over Matieu Manset's role and Ashley Grimes supporting him when he could.
Fleetwood started brightly and not for the first time this season Richard O' Donnell was called upon to keep Saddlers in the game with a smart save from Martin Patterson. Walsall gradually got going and indeed took the lead in the 35th minute through Romaine Sawyers who fired home a low shot. The second half was pretty even with Walsall contributing well and as the home side were desperate to get back in the game our defence was rock solid although it needed Paul Downing to clear one certain effort off the line.
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