• FT

    Brentford

    2

    Swindon

    1

  • FT

    Coventry

    2

    Colchester

    2

  • FT

    L Orient

    1

    Portsmouth

    0

  • FT

    MK Dons

    2

    Shrewsbury

    3

  • FT

    Notts County

    0

    Preston

    1

  • FT

    Stevenage

    0

    Bournemouth

    1

  • FT

    Walsall

    2

    Tranmere

    0

  • FT

    Yeovil

    2

    Crawley Town

    2

  • PPD

    Bury

    P

    Scunthorpe

    P

  • PPD

    Crewe

    P

    Sheff Utd

    P

  • PPD

    Doncaster

    P

    Carlisle

    P

  • PPD

    Oldham

    P

    Hartlepool

    P

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Banks's Stadium

Referee: G Salisbury | Attendance: 3775

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Walsall

  • William Grigg 50' PEN
  • Craig Westcarr 57'

2 - 0

FT

Saddlers close gap on promotion rivals

Walsall scored twice in the second half to extend their unbeaten run to eight games and keep their play-off hopes alive with a 2-0 win over rivals Tranmere at the Banks's Stadium.

The hosts took the lead in the 50th minute when Febian Brandy was tripped by Danny Holmes and Will Grigg notched his 18th of the season with a low drive from the subsequent penalty.

Seven minutes later a fantastic 30-yard shot from Craig Westcarr increased the Saddlers' lead and Tranmere rarely looked capable of saving a point.

Rovers had started brightly with Mamady Sidibie twice testing home `keeper Aaron McCarey with low drives.

But Walsall's Jamie Paterson had a shot cleared off the line by Ash Taylor in the fifth minute and skipper Andy Butler headed straight into the hands of Rovers' keeper Owain Fon Williams when he should.

Both sides put the emphasis on attacking football and Paterson saw his 28th-minute volley well saved by Fon Williams before Saddlers midfielder Sam Mantom hit a post from 25 yards soon after.

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Scoring Summary

  • Walsall
  • Tranmere Rovers
William Grigg (pen 50')
Craig Westcarr (57')
 

Match Stats

  • Walsall
  • Tranmere Rovers
10(6) Shots (on goal) 5(5)
10 Fouls 9
2 Corner kicks 7
2 Offsides 1
61% Time of Possession 39%
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 6

Teams

  • Walsall
  • Tranmere Rovers
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Danny Holmes (51')
Max Power (60')