Walsall producd a great comeback and earned a very useful point at Tranmere as the team fought back from being 3-1 down to draw the game against all odds. It was the first game with caretaker manager Dean Smith in charge and he made four chsnges from the team who had lost the previous match 4-1 at Peterborough. In came goalkeeper David Bevan for his debut and there were welcome returns for Mannie Smith, Jon Macken and a rare start for Jamie Patterson.
The Saddlers took the lead on 32 minutes when Matty Richards sidefooted home through a ruck of players however within 11 minutes the same player had put through his own goal. On the stroke of half time Aaron Cresswell put the home side 2-1 up with a stunning strike. When Elford -Alligu put rovers 3-1 up it was starting to look bleak for Walsall but then came a remarkable recovery from the never-say-die Saddlers when first on 85 minutes Jon Macken had some good fortune when his shot went in off a post and the goalkeeper. Then in time added on Andy Butler rose to head home Jon Macken's corner.