March 16, 2013
Saddlers leave Crawley sore
Walsall hit two goals in the last four minutes to stretch their unbeaten run to nine games in a thrilling 2-2 draw with play-off rivals Crawley.
Star man Jamie Paterson cut Crawley's lead with a deflected shot in the 89th minute, and in the third minute of stoppage time Will Grigg drove in the equaliser from Andy Taylor's cross for his 19th of the season.
It was devastating for Crawley who looked certain winners when Jamie Proctor gave them a 52nd-minute lead with a rising drive and Paul Hayes added a second from close in on 71 minutes.
But the Saddlers showed their never-say-die attitude to salvage a vital point.
In the first half Paterson was denied by Town keeper Paul Jones while Nicky Adams' curler was headed clear by home skipper Andy Butler.
|32 Aaron McCarey||1 Paul Jones|
|25 James Chambers||3 Mathew Sadler|
|4 Andy Butler||12 Joe Walsh|
|26 Andy Taylor||6 Connor Essam|
|22 Paul Downing||2 Mustapha Dumbuya|
|7 Adam Chambers||10 Matthew Sparrow|
|27 Sam Mantom||7 Billy Clarke|
|10 Jamie Paterson||16 Nicky Adams|
|29 Craig Westcarr||17 Jake Taylor|
|12 Febian Brandy||28 Paul Hayes|
|9 William Grigg||14 Jamie Proctor|
|31 Liam Roberts||Johnny Maddison 25|
|5 Dean Holden||David Hunt 13|
|14 Ben Purkiss||Mark Connolly 4|
|6 Nicky Featherstone||Dannie Bulman 15|
|11 Ashley Hemmings||Sergio Torres 8|
|24 James Baxendale||Mike Jones 21|
|17 George Bowerman||Aiden O'Brien 19|
|Nicky Featherstone for Craig Westcarr (61)||Dannie Bulman for Jake Taylor (67)|
|Ashley Hemmings for Febian Brandy (81)||Mike Jones for Billy Clarke (80)|
|Aiden O'Brien for Jamie Proctor (88)|
|Adam Chambers (90)||Connor Essam (34)|
|Matthew Sparrow (70)|
|· Squads: Walsall | Crawley Town|