Walsall eventually went out on penalties in their JPT game at Wolverhampton Wanderers but gave a decent account of themselves in twice coming back from being a goal down to draw 2-2 after the 90 minutes of normal time. Walsall's recent records in these shoot-outs is not good-they have now lost the last seven.
The night started out on a poor note for Saddlers as they found themselves a goal down after just five minutes after Liam McAlinden scored from close range. It took Walsall a while to get going pull they got back in the game after 53 minutes with their first serious attack thanks to a flying header from ex-Wolves player Ashley Hemmings.
Wolves won a penalty which seemed harsh which Richard O'Donnell actually saved, but penalty taker Sako followed up the rebound. Brave Walsall kept plugging away and Troy Hewitt hit a perfect volley to record his first Walsall goal. As the final whistle blew on 2-2 many Walsall supporters knew what the penalty shootout would result in. For the record, Wolves won 4-2.