Yoann Arquin's eighth goal of the season earned Notts County a draw as they came from behind to deny fellow League One play-off hopefuls Walsall.

Second-half substitute Arquin ensured the Magpies took home a point when he poked the ball in from close range.

Will Grigg had put the Saddlers ahead from the penalty spot after fit-again Magpies goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski brought down Jamie Paterson.

But Arquin levelled following good work by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Notts County caretaker manager Chris Kiwomya told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"At half-time I was very disappointed. Although the pitch was very difficult to play on, I don't think we really penetrated.

"But it is hard on this type of pitch. In the second half we were so much better.

"There was a lot more urgency to our game and people were willing to run and get into spaces."

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Walsall 1-1 Notts County FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Grigg (pen) 29
  • Arquin 66

Walsall

  • 28 McLoughlin
  • 04 Butler
  • 22 Downing
  • 25 J Chambers
  • 26 Taylor
  • 07 A Chambers
  • 27 Mantom
  • 09 Grigg
  • 10 Paterson
  • 12 Brandy yellow card
  • 29 Westcarr (Bowerman 75)

Substitutes

  • 01 Grof,
  • 05 Holden,
  • 20 Benning,
  • 06 Featherstone,
  • 11 Hemmings,
  • 24 Baxendale,
  • 17 Bowerman

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 03 Sheehan yellow card
  • 06 Leacock
  • 04 Bishop
  • 08 Liddle
  • 10 Judge yellow card
  • 11 Hughes (Mahon 90)
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 19 Cofie (Zoko 78)
  • 29 Blyth (Arquin 46)

Substitutes

  • 23 Speiss,
  • 02 Kelly,
  • 05 Smith,
  • 14 Mahon,
  • 18 Bencherif,
  • 13 Zoko,
  • 15 Arquin
Ref: KettleAtt: 4,416
WALSALL
NOTTS COUNTY

Possession

  • Walsall 54%
  • Notts County 46%

Attempts on target

  • Walsall 5
  • Notts County 5

Attempts off target

  • Walsall 3
  • Notts County 6

Corners

  • Walsall 5
  • Notts County 5

Fouls

  • Walsall 7
  • Notts County 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:06 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+1:20 Jamie Paterson fouled by Neal Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Taylor.
  • 89:40 Substitution Gavin Mahon replaces Jeff Hughes.
  • 89:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Yoann Arquin. Direct free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.
  • 86:24 Unfair challenge on Francois Zoko by Andy Butler results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Alan Sheehan, Yoann Arquin has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 85:40 Yoann Arquin produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 83:41 Alan Judge delivers the ball, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:14 Centre by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Andy Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 82:40 Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
  • 80:41 Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ian McLoughlin.
  • 79:28 Free kick crossed by Andy Taylor, Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.
  • 79:28 Booking Alan Judge shown a yellow card.
  • 79:13 Francois Zoko challenges Adam Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 78:08 James Chambers challenges Alan Judge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.
  • 76:45 Ian McLoughlin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:45 Substitution Francois Zoko comes on in place of John Cofie.
  • 76:45 Booking Alan Sheehan goes into the referee's book.
  • 76:28 Febian Brandy fouled by Alan Sheehan, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 75:56 Corner taken right-footed by Alan Judge to the near post, Andy Butler makes a clearance.
  • 75:45 The ball is sent over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance made by James Chambers.
  • 74:15 Substitution George Bowerman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Westcarr.
  • 73:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Yoann Arquin. Indirect free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.
  • 73:07 Alan Judge delivers the ball, Andy Butler makes a clearance.
  • 72:09 Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan from the right by-line, James Chambers makes a clearance.
  • 71:10 Corner taken by Jamie Paterson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gary Liddle.
  • 70:31 Yoann Arquin challenges Febian Brandy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Paterson.
  • 69:45 Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick.
  • 69:45 Booking Febian Brandy receives a caution.
  • 69:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce by Febian Brandy.
  • 68:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce on Febian Brandy. Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:42 The ball is swung over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, James Chambers manages to make a clearance.
  • 66:56 Alan Judge crosses the ball, Andy Butler makes a clearance.
  • 66:37 Alan Judge takes a shot. Save by Ian McLoughlin.
  • 66:22 Will Grigg is ruled offside. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:03 Assist on the goal came from Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
  • 65:03 GOAL - Yoann ArquinWalsall 1 - 1 Notts County A goal is scored by Yoann Arquin from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 1-1 Notts County.
  • 62:43 Alan Judge sends in a cross.
  • 60:15 Alan Judge takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by James Chambers.
  • 59:25 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, Yoann Arquin manages to make a clearance.
  • 58:37 Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Dean Leacock gets a block in.
  • 57:47 Alan Judge takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.
  • 57:16 Unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Jamie Paterson results in a free kick. Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.
  • 55:30 Corner taken by Andy Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jeff Hughes.
  • 54:45 Corner taken by Sam Mantom, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.
  • 53:32 Yoann Arquin takes a shot. Ian McLoughlin makes a save. Effort from the edge of the area by Alan Judge goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 52:53 Effort from long range by James Chambers goes wide right of the target.
  • 52:37 Centre by Andy Taylor, clearance made by Dean Leacock.
  • 51:52 Centre by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Dean Leacock.
  • 50:27 Corner taken right-footed by Sam Mantom from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Dean Leacock.
  • 49:58 The ball is crossed by Alan Judge, clearance by Andy Taylor.
  • 49:08 Alan Judge takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by James Chambers. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Judge, clearance by James Chambers.
  • 46:41 The assistant referee signals for offside against Alan Judge. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Taylor.
  • 45:59 Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Save made by Ian McLoughlin.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:01 Substitution Jacob Blyth goes off and Yoann Arquin comes on.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:19 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+0:31 Long range shot by John Cofie goes wide right of the target.
  • 40:51 A cross is delivered by Andy Taylor, clearance made by Alan Sheehan.
  • 40:26 Effort on goal by Will Grigg from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 39:02 Alan Sheehan fouled by Febian Brandy, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Grigg on Gary Liddle. Gary Liddle restarts play with the free kick.
  • 36:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Adam Chambers. Alan Judge crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Paul Downing.
  • 35:46 The ball is swung over by Febian Brandy, Dean Leacock manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:26 The ball is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Ian McLoughlin makes a save.
  • 34:10 Foul by Jeff Hughes on Andy Butler, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.
  • 32:33 Febian Brandy takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.
  • 28:55 Assist by Jamie Paterson.
  • 28:55 GOAL - Will GriggWalsall 1 - 0 Notts County Will Grigg scores a placed penalty. Walsall 1-0 Notts County.
  • 26:30 Jamie Paterson fouled by Bartosz Bialkowski, the ref awards a Penalty.
  • 26:09 A cross is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, James Chambers manages to make a clearance.
  • 23:48 The ball is crossed by Alan Sheehan, clearance made by Andy Butler.
  • 22:31 Alan Judge sends in a cross, Paul Downing manages to make a clearance.
  • 18:28 Alan Sheehan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Paterson. Strike on goal comes in from Andy Taylor from the free kick, Neal Bishop gets a block in.
  • 17:59 Unfair challenge on Febian Brandy by Jeff Hughes results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Downing.
  • 17:17 The ball is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
  • 12:15 Sam Mantom produces a cross, Gary Liddle makes a clearance.
  • 11:35 Handball by Andre Boucaud. Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:46 Neal Bishop takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.
  • 7:29 Centre by Andre Boucaud, Andy Butler makes a clearance.
  • 6:08 The ball is delivered by Alan Sheehan, clearance made by Paul Downing.
  • 5:21 Will Grigg takes a shot. Alan Judge makes a clearance.
  • 4:12 The offside flag is raised against Will Grigg. Free kick taken by Andre Boucaud.
  • 2:56 Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.
  • 2:07 Jacob Blyth challenges James Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Downing takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:49 The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, clearance by Andy Taylor.
  • 0:16 The ball is delivered by Andy Taylor, save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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