Unlucky Walsall were sunk by two unfortunate goals at Huish Park. Yeovil Town ran out 2-1 winners in a game that produced some good football and plenty of chances. The home side have been reborn since Gary Johnson returned to the club whilst Walsall had gone six games unbeaten. The Saddlers were boosted by the return of lively midfielder Emmanuel Ledesma who enjoyed a loan spell at Walsall last year.
Yeovil were more lively in the first ten minutes but Walsall soon got some moves working and looked purposeful. Ledesma was linking up well with Flo Cuvelier and with Sam Mantom also in midfield it was so refreshing to see. With Alex Nicholls and Kevan Hurst also in the line up Walsall made plenty of running but Jon Macken, as the lone striker, never got a sniff of goal which was disappointing.
Luke Ayling hit the bar for the home side in the first half whilst David Grof made two very good saves. In the 44th minute Walsall took the lead when Mantom struck a low shot from 20 yards to give the visitors just the boost they needed. The second half was real end to end stuff with both sides setting up good moves and near misses.
Yeovil's first goal was a pure freak. Franks's shot came off team mate Williams's back and looped over a stranded Groff. Our in form keeper produced a fantastic double-save to concede a corner from which Yeovil scored the winner, deflecting off Peterlin to beat Grof just inside the post. Walsall are still out of the dropzone and head for Sheffield Wednesday tonight to get something out of the game.