Walsall got a good hiding against fellow strugglers Tranmere Rovers last Saturday at the Banks's Stadium when they lost by four goals to one. For the first time, the home fans really turned on manager Chris Hutchings each time the ball went in the net which was a little unfair as it was individual mistakes by the players who had let him down in their performance.
Clearly though, the fans are getting fed up of this season which is fast turning out to be a nightmare. On this sort of performance the Saddlers will struggle big time. Seven home defeats from the first nine played in front of the home fans is unacceptable, previous managers would have been sacked for such a dismal record.
John Welsh started the goal rush on 31 minutes when Enoch Showunmi challenged home keeper Jonny Brain as Welsh chipped the stranded keeper from over 30 yards to start a bad afternoon. On the hour, the usually dependable Andrew Davies attempted a back pass to Brain but tumbled over and Showunmi had the simple task of shooting past Brain to double Tranmere's advantage.
John Macken, looking somewhere near full fitness, raced in to tap home however Walsall threw in the towel on 75 minutes when a disappointing Aaron Lescott had a rush of blood and fouled Jennings in the box. Ian Thomas-Moore had no difficulty in scoring from the spot. Welsh got his send and the visitors fourth to complete a terrible afternoon for the long suffering fans.