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Bury 2-3 Walsall

Walsall
Anthony Forde (centre) has scored three goals this season

Walsall held off a spirited second-half fightback from Bury to move up to second in League One.

The Saddlers led 3-0 at the break as Chris Hussey put into his own net, Tom Bradshaw fired in and Anthony Forde added a good finish.

Leon Clarke cut the deficit to 3-1 when he converted John O'Sullivan's cross before he scored again less than 90 seconds later with a tap in.

The former Wolves man nearly got his hat-trick but hit a post late on.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Bury v Walsall

"The goals are extremely poor in terms of individual errors.

"If you want to attack as a full-back, I love attacking full-backs but never forget your duty as a defender.

"We've not competed first half to levels that I want to.

"You can work at getting better at your job and improving your profession and that is what I keep telling the group."

Walsall head coach Sean O'Driscoll told BBC WM:

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O'Driscoll on Bury v Walsall

"I thought it was exciting first half for us. They had to change, 3-0 down at half-time, at home.

"They put on another striker, and in the conditions just got the ball forward.

"We would've liked to have kept a clean sheet, but credit to them, they put the ball in dangerous areas and it's difficult to defend."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1LawlorBooked at 70mins
  • 2RileySubstituted forO'Sullivanat 37'minutes
  • 27Cameron
  • 40Brown
  • 3Hussey
  • 8MellisSubstituted forRoseat 45'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 19Soares
  • 6Etuhu
  • 4TutteSubstituted forPopeat 88'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 9Clarke

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 11Pope
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 20Burgess
  • 22Pugh
  • 31Miller
  • 32Rose

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Demetriou
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Downing
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Chambers
  • 8Mantom
  • 12Forde
  • 14HenrySubstituted forMorrisat 66'minutes
  • 10Sawyers
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forPrestonat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13MacGillivray
  • 15Lalkovic
  • 16Preston
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Morris
  • 21Cook
  • 22Kinsella
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,532

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Walsall 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Walsall 3.

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Kelvin Etuhu (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Matt Preston replaces Tom Bradshaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Pope replaces Andrew Tutte.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Anthony Forde.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Leon Clarke (Bury) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Sam Mantom.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Walsall).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by James O'Connor.

Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Reece Brown.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Forde (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Ian Lawlor (Bury) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Attempt blocked. Andy Taylor (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Walsall 3. Leon Clarke (Bury) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Rico Henry.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Walsall 3. Leon Clarke (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

Attempt missed. Anthony Forde (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

Rico Henry (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Danny Rose (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

James O'Connor (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Walsall).

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match John O'Sullivan (Bury) because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bury 0, Walsall 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Jacob Mellis.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bury 0, Walsall 3.

Attempt saved. Jacob Mellis (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton25173534191554
2Walsall26157444251952
3Gillingham27156653341951
4Coventry27139547272048
5Wigan27139544281648
6Peterborough26125952381441
7Sheff Utd2611784438640
8Southend2610883334-138
9Millwall25114103835337
10Bradford2410772526-137
11Port Vale2510692927236
12Doncaster269893335-235
13Rochdale259793430434
14Swindon26104124144-334
15Bury2596103540-533
16Scunthorpe2695122836-832
17Barnsley2593133741-430
18Chesterfield2793153746-930
19Blackpool2684142634-828
20Fleetwood2475123234-226
21Shrewsbury2675143145-1426
22Oldham25312102639-1321
23Colchester2656153561-2621
24Crewe2555152648-2220
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