Millwall Fight Back
14th March 2010
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Walsall let a comfortable 2-0 lead slip away against Millwall at the Banks's Stadium. Two well taken goals by Alex Nicholls and Richard Taundry should have given the Saddlers the platform to go on and win this game quite comfortably. Walsall found themselves in the lead after just 12 minutes when Troy Deeney placed a perfect ball in the path of Alex Nicholls who cooly slotted home. 15 minutes later the home side doubled their lead when the Lion's defence failed to clear from a cross by Steve Jones and up stepped Taundry from the edge of the area to blast home with a great strike.

Up to this point Millwall had been quite disappointing and Walsall were well worthy of their lead. A few minutes later Millwall pulled a goal back due to a terrible mix up between Jamie Vincent and Rene Gilmartin. Both players left the ball to each other as the quick-thinking Steve Morison nipped in and had the easy task of tapping into the empty net.

Hopes were high amongst the home supporters that Saddlers would press on in the second half but the self-destruct button was pressed when full back Matt Richards was sent off for two yellow cards with about 25 minutes to go. Walsall created so very little in the way of chances and shots and it was a classic case of hanging on for the win in the final minutes. In the second minute of time added-on up stepped Alan Dunne to send in one of the goals of the season with a wonderful shot which gave Gilmartin no chance whatsoever. So Walsall had to settle for a point and a major disappointment for the fans who have not had too much to cheer in home games this season. 

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