Yet Another Draw
25th January 2012
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Another game-another draw-a different location. This time it was Brunton Park, Carlisle, the latest setting for another Walsall draw. It was always going to be a tough game to win with the home side touching the play-offs and with a good record whereas Saddlers have only won once away all season Manager Dean Smith kept an unchanged team and his men set about their task however with just seven minutes on the clock they found themselves a goal down when a Andy Butler slip let in Lee Miller. Walsall were getting outplayed and when James Berrett twice hit the woodwork in the opening half the omens were not looking good.
Walsall, to their credit, played better in the second half and substitute George Bowerman made a big difference. Skipper Andy Butler came close hitting a post before being fouled in the penalty area six minutes before the end. Alex Nicholls, making his 200th appearance for The Saddlers, calmly struck home the penalty to earn his team a valuable point. As we keep on saying draws are not of much use to solely keep the team in League One. The next game is on Tuesday at home to Notts County and this could be the game in which such a win is obtained. No game this weekend as the scheduled game against Notts County has been put back to the Tuesday. We badly need to win that one.
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