Walsall progressed in the League Cup with a 1-0 win over Brentford last Saturday playing some good football with four new players making their debuts. Ben Purkiss, Dean Holden,Nicky Featherstone and Ashley Hemmings were givien the nod over several other summer signings and there was also a welcome return to the fold for Flo Cuveiler on a return loan spell from Stoke.
Twice in the early stages Bretford posed a threat however Saddlers nerves were eased on just eight minutes when Ashley Hemmings scored with an angled drive. Cuveiler threaded a delightful ball for Will Grigg who had his shot blocked but Hemmings was on hand to smash the ball home.
The visitors were down to 10 men on 24 minutes when Reeves went in two footed on Adam Chambers. As ever in these cases the men with ten men we not harmed and played their part in quite an entertaining game. There was no further addition to the score and Walsall were given a round two clash at Queens Park Rangers in round two.