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Walsall 1-4 Scunthorpe United

Walsall suffered a third successive home league defeat as Scunthorpe earned a comfortable victory.

James Chambers smashed an attempted clearance into his own net and debutant Tom Hopper's clever shot gave the Iron a 2-0 half-time lead.

Michael Cain's low drive pulled one back for Walsall but Paddy Madden notched a third from the penalty spot following a foul on Neal Bishop.

Bishop's close-range shot then sealed an easy victory for the visitors.

Scunthorpe United boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Eventually it became a convincing performance and a convincing win but I thought, like I said before the game, Walsall had a good team and they are a good team.

"I think we caught them at a decent time, when they've put a lot of energy in against Preston the other night.

"We had A game as well on the Tuesday night, we've had an extra days' recovery but I think to their credit Walsall try and play the right way.

"it was really, really difficult to play football today in the conditions and the pitch out there, but Walsall try and do it and they do it really well.

"They caused us problems and got into good shooting opportunities and did manage to take one. And then we got a grip of the game and ended up convincing winners, but it wasn't by no means an easy afternoon."

Line-ups

Walsall

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Downing
  • 15Chambers
  • 3TaylorBooked at 30mins
  • 27FordeSubstituted forGrimesat 72'minutes
  • 12Cain
  • 7ChambersBooked at 37mins
  • 21CookSubstituted forFlanaganat 72'minutes
  • 10SawyersSubstituted forMansetat 77'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 2Purkiss
  • 11Baxendale
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 14Benning
  • 17Flanagan
  • 24Grimes
  • 37Manset

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Slocombe
  • 37Davey
  • 32Llera
  • 25BoyceBooked at 12mins
  • 30WilliamsSubstituted forNolanat 84'minutes
  • 22O'Neil
  • 12Bishop
  • 24MurphySubstituted forMcAllisterat 58'minutes
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forAdelakunat 80'minutes
  • 34Hopper

Substitutes

  • 2Nolan
  • 4McAllister
  • 6Canavan
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Taylor
  • 21Weaver
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,738

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 1, Scunthorpe United 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 1, Scunthorpe United 4.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Hakeeb Adelakun.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by James Chambers (Walsall).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

  8. Post update

    Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Eddie Nolan replaces Marcus Williams because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Paddy Madden.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Cain (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Reece Flanagan (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Mathieu Manset replaces Romaine Sawyers.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

  19. Post update

    Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alex Davey (Scunthorpe United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City24156346222451
2Swindon24146446242248
3MK Dons23136450242645
4Preston24136537231445
5Bradford2410683228436
6Sheff Utd2310673027336
7Chesterfield249873531435
8Rochdale24104104132934
9Fleetwood259792624234
10Port Vale2595113136-532
11Peterborough2494113031-131
12Notts County238782728-131
13Oldham2371063135-431
14Doncaster238782529-431
15Walsall257992428-430
16Barnsley2385103435-129
17Scunthorpe228593237-529
18Coventry247892631-529
19Crewe2475122342-1926
20Leyton Orient2467113235-325
21Gillingham2567122940-1125
22Colchester2466122940-1124
23Crawley2459102338-1524
24Yeovil2455141938-1920
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