Walsall crashed to a 0-2 home defeat against Staffordshire rivals Port Vale to complete a disappointing eight days of just two points from three games raising questions again on the team's inability to score goals. By losing on home soil to Vale, it came to light that this is the first time Saddlers had done so since 1947. The two teams had met many times over those 67 years and it was certainly not a game the fans expected their team to lose. Gavin Tomlin and Tom Pope were the scorers and showed the Saddlers just how to do it.
Pope opened the scoring in the first half as Walsall struggled. The visitors made it so difficult for Walsall and out thought them throughout the game. As in the previous two games Walsall played better in the second half but were destined not to score against an organised Vale line up. When Tomlin doubled their lead it really was all over. A few shots found their it was another game to write off and it is hoped that more can be done to find the net as Walsall have only scored 20 goals in their last 19 games. There is a break to league action this weekend with a visit to Leyton Orient in the FA Cup.
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