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Yeovil Town 0-1 Walsall

Walsall rallied from successive defeats to win a game of two missed penalties at League One bottom club Yeovil.

Tom Bradshaw had a first-half spot-kick saved by Yeovil keeper Scott Loach, who had brought down on-loan Jordy Hiwula.

But, within three minutes, Hiwula hit the only goal of the game, cutting in from the left before firing past Loach.

Yeovil were awarded a penalty too when Ben Purkiss felled Joel Grant, but substitute Adam Morgan saw his spot-kick saved by Richard O'Donnell.

Yeovil remain six points from safety, while Walsall, who were missing both Jordan Cook and Anthony Forde with groin injuries, move back to within five points of the play-offs.

Walsall manager Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"It was one of those days where the ball didn't go in the back of the net as often as it should, but it was a good performance on a fantastic surface.

"We were excellent in the first half. We should have been out of sight at the break. We knew it would be different in the second half and they had chances.

"Both keepers had saves to make but it would have been a travesty had we not taken home all three points. We got the three points in the end and that's all that mattered."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 21Loach
  • 13MooreBooked at 75mins
  • 35KingsleySubstituted forRalphat 12'minutesSubstituted forGrantat 58'minutes
  • 27Webster
  • 32Shephard
  • 11Foley
  • 8Berrett
  • 30SheehanBooked at 70mins
  • 19DavisBooked at 45mins
  • 9HayterSubstituted forMorganat 58'minutes
  • 25Ugwu

Substitutes

  • 14Hoskins
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 16Ralph
  • 17Grant
  • 22Stewart
  • 24Eastmond
  • 31Morgan

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2PurkissBooked at 71mins
  • 6DowningBooked at 60mins
  • 15Chambers
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Chambers
  • 17FlanaganSubstituted forCainat 89'minutes
  • 11BaxendaleBooked at 76minsSubstituted forGrimesat 78'minutes
  • 10Sawyers
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 12Cain
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 16Preston
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 22Kinsella
  • 24Grimes
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,668

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away19
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Walsall 1.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt saved. Adam Morgan (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).

Ashley Grimes (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Ashley Grimes (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Michael Cain replaces Reece Flanagan.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt saved. Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Attempt saved. Josh Sheehan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Kieffer Moore.

Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Grimes (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Scott Loach.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Liam Davis.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Ashley Grimes replaces James Baxendale.

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Yeovil Town).

Paul Downing (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

James Baxendale (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

James Baxendale (Walsall) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Booking

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by James Baxendale.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Penalty saved! Adam Morgan (Yeovil Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Ben Purkiss (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City34227565313473
2Preston33189653302363
3MK Dons34188868353362
4Swindon34187959382161
5Sheff Utd33158104739853
6Doncaster341310114342149
7Chesterfield34139124945448
8Bradford33139114238448
9Peterborough34145154244-247
10Barnsley34145154448-447
11Oldham331210114248-646
12Gillingham34129134950-145
13Port Vale34136154246-445
14Fleetwood34129133438-445
15Rochdale321351456431344
16Walsall341111123436-244
17Scunthorpe33119134650-442
18Notts County33118143440-641
19Crewe34116173259-2739
20Coventry33812133445-1136
21Leyton Orient3398164451-735
22Colchester3497183956-1734
23Crawley34810163558-2334
24Yeovil3479182649-2330
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