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Fleetwood Town 0-1 Walsall

Romaine Sawyers
Romaine Sawyers has scored four goals in 20 games for Walsall so far this season

Romaine Sawyers scored the game's only goal as Walsall ended Fleetwood's nine-month unbeaten home run.

Goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell tipped Martin Paterson's curling shot wide to prevent the hosts from taking the lead.

Sawyers then took advantage of poor Fleetwood defending at the back post to smash a powerful, low shot past goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

Paterson nearly levelled but Paul Downing cleared off the line, with O'Donnell beaten, to secure the win.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 48mins
  • 5RobertsSubstituted forHaughtonat 80'minutes
  • 25Jordan
  • 33Crainey
  • 7Evans
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forMorrisat 59'minutes
  • 11Hughes
  • 29HitchcockSubstituted forSarcevicat 59'minutes
  • 9Dobbie
  • 16Paterson

Substitutes

  • 6Pond
  • 12Morris
  • 13Lucas
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 20Hornby-Forbes
  • 24Southern
  • 27Haughton

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Downing
  • 15Chambers
  • 3Taylor
  • 11BaxendaleSubstituted forCliffordat 86'minutes
  • 7Chambers
  • 12Cain
  • 24GrimesSubstituted forFordeat 72'minutes
  • 10Sawyers
  • 21CookSubstituted forMansetat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Morris
  • 26Clifford
  • 27Forde
  • 37Manset
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,224

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Walsall 1.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Anthony Forde.

Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Mathieu Manset replaces Jordan Cook.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by James Chambers.

James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Billy Clifford replaces James Baxendale.

Attempt missed. Anthony Forde (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nick Haughton replaces Mark Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Martin Paterson (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Paul Downing (Walsall).

Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Anthony Forde replaces Ashley Grimes.

Hand ball by Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by James Chambers.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Walsall) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Jordan Cook (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Steven Schumacher.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Tom Hitchcock.

Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Cain (Walsall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City18106233191436
2Swindon18105335201535
3Preston18104430191134
4MK Dons1593330161430
5Sheff Utd179352420430
6Notts County178542416829
7Peterborough188372621527
8Oldham186932520527
9Rochdale1782730191126
10Fleetwood187471917225
11Chesterfield186662525024
12Bradford186572324-123
13Barnsley176472728-122
14Walsall185761516-122
15Port Vale186482325-222
16Doncaster166371723-621
17Crawley185671828-1021
18Coventry185582128-720
19Leyton Orient184772326-319
20Gillingham184681825-718
21Colchester184592428-417
22Yeovil184591428-1417
23Scunthorpe174492132-1116
24Crewe1843111436-2215
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