Walsall slipped to an embarrassing 2-4 defeat to Bury at the Banks's Stadium and in the process entered the bottom four for the first time this season. Walsall must get rid of their home complex if they are to avoid another long winter of trying to get out of the drop zone. Of the ten home league games played on home soil this season, only twice have The Saddlers recorded victories. That's a terrible record.
As for the game, Walsall fell behind to a terrific Peter Sweeney shot from 25 yards.The ex-Saddlers midfielder was allowed to pick his spot. As the first half wore on, Saddlers gradually got back into the game and when Jon Macken scored from the penalty spot after Jamie Patterson had been fouled, the home side enjoyed a purple patch to suggest they had turned the corner in this game.
Within a minute of the re-start however Bury were back in front when Mike Jones fired home. Their third came from Steve Schumacher and fourth from Lenell John-Lewis. Youngster George Bowerman notched his first goal in the dying seconds but too little too late for the Sorry Saddlers.