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Walsall 3-0 Doncaster Rovers

James Baxendale
James Baxendale joined Walsall from Doncaster Rovers in August 2012

Walsall's James Baxendale came back to haunt former club Doncaster Rovers with the first goal as the Saddlers recorded a second successive home win.

The midfielder finished a good move with a shot from inside the box to open the scoring in first-half injury time.

He then started the move that led to the Saddlers' second, fired in by Tom Bradshaw from Romaine Sawyers' pass.

Former Wolves winger Anthony Forde scored the third on 64 minutes with a free-kick that went in off the post.

Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Paul Dickov: Doncaster Rovers boss on 3-0 loss at Walsall

"I'm a little bit embarrassed by the performance to tell you the truth.

"I want to apologise to the fans, because they were brilliant and they are probably the only plus point.

"The players know exactly how we feel and if I can change things around I will.

"We set standards all the time in training and we fell well short of that today."

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6Downing
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 77mins
  • 44Butler
  • 3Taylor
  • 11Baxendale
  • 27Forde
  • 7Chambers
  • 17FlanaganSubstituted forB Cliffordat 55'minutes
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forGrimesat 83'minutes
  • 10SawyersSubstituted forMansetat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13MacGillivray
  • 14Benning
  • 15Chambers
  • 21Cook
  • 24Grimes
  • 26B Clifford
  • 37Manset

Doncaster

  • 1SteerSubstituted forMarosiat 30'minutes
  • 22Wabara
  • 12McCullough
  • 6McCombe
  • 3EvinaBooked at 27mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 23BennettSubstituted forWellensat 55'minutes
  • 18KeeganSubstituted forPetersonat 66'minutes
  • 4FurmanBooked at 76mins
  • 9Robinson
  • 10Forrester

Substitutes

  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 19Wellens
  • 21De Val
  • 25Peterson
  • 31Lund
  • 35Ferguson
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
3,741

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jamie McCombe.

Paul Downing (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Peterson (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Paul Downing (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Dean Furman.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Grimes (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Andy Taylor (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Mathieu Manset (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Mathieu Manset (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Ashley Grimes replaces Tom Bradshaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Mathieu Manset replaces Romaine Sawyers.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

James O'Connor (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James O'Connor (Walsall).

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Paul Downing (Walsall).

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Andy Taylor (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alex Peterson replaces Paul Keegan.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 3, Doncaster Rovers 0. Anthony Forde (Walsall) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

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

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City107302191224
2Peterborough10613149519
3Swindon953120101018
4MK Dons95132314916
5Rochdale105141911816
6Preston9441169716
7Sheff Utd95131313016
8Chesterfield94321612415
9Bradford104331311215
10Oldham103521211114
11Fleetwood1034398113
12Crawley10415612-613
13Gillingham103341214-212
14Coventry103341012-212
15Yeovil103341014-412
16Notts County925287111
17Walsall10253910-111
18Doncaster9324914-511
19Leyton Orient92431011-110
20Colchester102351213-19
21Barnsley92341316-39
22Port Vale102351117-69
23Scunthorpe102171023-137
24Crewe9117824-164
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