November 13, 2012
Oliver double means no more for Saddlers
Vadaine Oliver was the hero for the Blue Square Premier battlers Lincoln, coming off the bench to score twice in extra-time and hand Walsall a 3-2 FA Cup first round replay defeat.
The 20-year-old former Sheffield Wednesday player headed an Alan Power corner firmly into the net 12 minutes into the additional period and intercepted a James Chambers back pass to poke in his second and Lincoln's third two minutes from the end.
Walsall, without a win in 11 games, pulled one back through a deflected Jamie Paterson free-kick in stoppage time, but it was mere consolation.
Lincoln took the lead in the 50th minute when Power beat the offside trap to shoot past David Grof, and the Saddlers thought they had a chance of going through as Richard Taundry fired low into the net from the edge of the box to equalise nine minutes from the end of normal time.
Walsall piled on the pressure but Andrew Boyce was a tower of strength at the heart of the visitors' defence.
Lincoln now have a home tie with Mansfield in the second round.
|1 David Grof||1 Paul Farman|
|25 James Chambers||20 Tommy Miller|
|5 Dean Holden||30 Peter Gilbert|
|4 Andy Butler||5 Andrew Boyce|
|2 Richard Taundry||4 Gary Mills|
|20 Malvind Benning||15 Daniel Gray|
|7 Adam Chambers||12 Jake Sheridan|
|6 Nicky Featherstone||8 Alan Power|
|10 Jamie Paterson||37 Mamadou Fofana|
|12 Febian Brandy||10 Jamie Taylor|
|17 George Bowerman||7 Adam Smith|
|23 James Walker||Jake Turner 27|
|22 Paul Downing||John Nutter 3|
|18 Ben George||Peter Bore 18|
|11 Ashley Hemmings||Robert Taylor 32|
|16 Jake Jones||Colin Larkin 34|
|24 James Baxendale||Conner Robinson 39|
|19 Aaron Williams||Vadaine Oliver 14|
|Aaron Williams for George Bowerman (70)||Vadaine Oliver for Adam Smith (80)|
|Ashley Hemmings for Febian Brandy (79)||Peter Bore for Daniel Gray (84)|
|Jake Jones for Richard Taundry (111)||John Nutter for Alan Power (111)|
|Richard Taundry (70)||Gary Mills (73)|
|Nicky Featherstone (106)||Daniel Gray (77)|
|Vadaine Oliver (118)|
|· Squads: Walsall | Lincoln City|