March 2, 2013
Grigg at the double as Saddlers march on
Two goals from top scorer Will Grigg boosted Walsall's play-off hopes and stretched their unbeaten run to six games with a 3-1 win over neighbours Shrewsbury, who continue to hover just above the League One relegation zone.
The biggest Banks's Stadium crowd of the season rose to Northern Ireland international Grigg, who notched a hat-trick at Carlisle on Tuesday night.
He put the Saddlers in front from the penalty spot in the 30th minute after Febian Brandy had been brought down by a combined tackle from Joe Jacobson and Rob Edwards.
And he then burst into the box to hammer home his 16th goal of the season after 54 minutes.
Between his brace Grigg got a touch to James Chambers' cross two minutes into the second half, leaving Craig Westcarr to bag his first goal for the club.
Shrewsbury, driven forward by skipper Matt Richards, never stopped trying and pulled one back in the 77th minute when Luke Summerfield found Cameron Gayle, whose cross was perfect for Dave McAllister to head in.
|32 Aaron McCarey||1 Chris Weale|
|25 James Chambers||5 Darren Jones|
|4 Andy Butler||3 Joe Jacobson|
|26 Andy Taylor||12 Rob Edwards|
|22 Paul Downing||30 Cameron Gayle|
|7 Adam Chambers||17 Paul Parry|
|27 Sam Mantom||8 Matthew Richards|
|10 Jamie Paterson||15 Stephen McGinn|
|29 Craig Westcarr||19 David McAllister|
|12 Febian Brandy||10 Marvin Morgan|
|9 William Grigg||24 Tom Eaves|
|1 David Grof||Joe Anyon 25|
|5 Dean Holden||Yado Mambo 23|
|14 Ben Purkiss||Connor Goldson 18|
|6 Nicky Featherstone||Robert Purdie 6|
|11 Ashley Hemmings||Luke Summerfield 4|
|24 James Baxendale||Aaron Wildig 20|
|17 George Bowerman||Luke Rodgers 29|
|Nicky Featherstone for Craig Westcarr (85)||Robert Purdie for Paul Parry (65)|
|James Baxendale for Febian Brandy (90)||Luke Summerfield for Stephen McGinn (65)|
|Andy Butler (45)||Cameron Gayle (36)|
|· Squads: Walsall | Shrewsbury Town|