Saddlers Needed To Win At Yeovil
16th March 2011
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Walsall travelled to Huish Park, Yeovil last Saturday really needing a win to get out of the bottom four and grab a bit of breathing space but could only manage a 1-1 draw which didn't really do them any favours. Yeovil showed their determination to try and force the issue when they had the ball in the net as early as the first minute. Thankfully the linesman flagged for offside.

The home side adapted a shoot on sight policy and must have had five great chances to score before Walsall took the lead totally against the run of play with their first real attack. Julian Gray forced a corner and from this Jon Macken knocked the ball in from a yard out.

Just when it was safe to assume Saddlers would go in at half time 1-0 up Yeovil drew level. Andy Williams sent a downwards header which caught the Walsall defence out and the ball hit a post and then onto Andy Butler's shin and over the line it went.

Most of the second half was played out in midfield as the game drifted away into a non-event. Walsall did hit the bar late on but a win would have been harsh on Yeovil whoi at least tried to find the net. Walsall are at home to Hartlepool on Saturday and a failure to win this one would spell danger.

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