Second-half strikes from Kevan Hurst and George Bowerman gave Walsall victory over Wycombe.

Alex Nicholls saw his early penalty saved by Nikki Bull after Dave Winfield's foul on Florent Cuvelier inside the area.

Hurst put the home side ahead after an hour with a fierce drive from range.

Bowerman added Walsall's second late on, finishing coolly from Jon Macken's pass and condemning Wycombe to a third successive defeat

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Walsall

  • 21 Grof
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Butler
  • 05 Lancashire
  • 14 Taundry
  • 07 Chambers
  • 11 Hurst
  • 25 Cuvelier
  • 09 Grigg (Macken - 82' )
  • 15 Paterson (Peterlin - 90' )
  • 16 Nicholls (Bowerman - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Walker
  • 12 Beevers
  • 19 Peterlin
  • 10 Macken
  • 17 Bowerman

Wycombe

  • 01 Bull
  • 02 Foster
  • 03 Laing Booked
  • 05 Winfield Booked
  • 15 Basey
  • 07 Ainsworth (McNamee - 66' )
  • 11 Harper Booked
  • 18 Lewis
  • 24 Whichelow (McClure - 55' )
  • 12 Strevens (Grant - 73' )
  • 20 Beavon

Substitutes

  • 06 Johnson
  • 17 Grant
  • 34 McNamee
  • 29 McClure
Ref: Graham
Att: 3,491

Match Stats

Shots

14 10

On target

5 5

Corners

3 3

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:10 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:37

Anthony McNamee takes a corner.

90:00 +1:46

Nikki Bull takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:46 Substitution

Substitution (Walsall) makes a substitution, with Anton Peterlin coming on for Jamie Paterson.

90:00 +1:46

George Bowerman is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

86:12

Dave Winfield takes a shot. David Grof makes a save.

85:38

Jonathan Macken challenges James Harper unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Louis Laing.

84:06

The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Macken.

84:06 Goal scored

Goal! - George Bowerman - Walsall 2 - 0 Wycombe George Bowerman fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 2-0 Wycombe.

83:01

Kevan Hurst gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony McNamee. Anthony McNamee crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Oliver Lancashire.

80:54 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Macken joins the action as a substitute, replacing Will Grigg.

80:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Winfield on Will Grigg. Jamie Paterson restarts play with the free kick. Effort from just outside the area by Jamie Paterson goes over the bar.

77:55

Kevan Hurst takes the direct free kick.

77:55 Booking

Booking Louis Laing is shown a yellow card.

77:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Grigg by Louis Laing.

74:37

Oliver Lancashire challenges Matt McClure unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Anthony McNamee from left wing, Oliver Lancashire manages to make a clearance.

73:43

Effort from inside the area by Matt McClure misses to the right of the goal.

72:18 Substitution

Substitution Ben Strevens goes off and Joel Grant comes on.

70:09

George Bowerman produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

67:48

Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

67:07

Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

65:46 Substitution

Substitution Anthony McNamee replaces Gareth Ainsworth.

64:49

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Nikki Bull makes a save.

63:37

A cross is delivered by Jamie Paterson, Nikki Bull makes a save.

61:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevan Hurst - Walsall 1 - 0 Wycombe Kevan Hurst finds the net with a goal from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Wycombe.

61:02 Substitution

Substitution George Bowerman is brought on as a substitute for Alex Nicholls.

59:47

The official flags Matt McClure offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

59:07

A cross is delivered by Kevan Hurst, Ben Strevens manages to make a clearance. Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

58:28

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst played to the near post, Gareth Ainsworth makes a clearance.

56:07

Jamie Paterson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

56:07 Booking

Booking Booking for James Harper for unsporting behaviour.

56:00

Unfair challenge on Will Grigg by James Harper results in a free kick.

55:33

The ball is crossed by Stuart Beavon, clearance by Mat Sadler.

54:10 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Whichelow leaves the field to be replaced by Matt McClure.

53:55

Gareth Ainsworth sends in a cross.

52:51

Ben Strevens takes a shot. Save made by David Grof.

51:20

Adam Chambers takes a shot. Blocked by Dave Winfield. Corner taken by Kevan Hurst, clearance by Nikki Bull.

48:52 Penalty

A save by Nikki Bull from penalty by Alex Nicholls. Walsall 0-0 Wycombe.

47:57 Booking

Booking Dave Winfield receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

47:56

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Florent Cuvelier by Dave Winfield.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +0:50 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:23

Stuart Beavon produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

44:05

Shot by Matthew Whichelow from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

40:45

Will Grigg has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

36:43

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Nikki Bull.

36:23

Alex Nicholls fouled by Stuart Lewis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Paterson.

34:41

Stuart Beavon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lancashire. David Grof takes the indirect free kick.

33:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chambers on Stuart Lewis. Indirect free kick taken by James Harper.

32:19

The ball is delivered by Mat Sadler.

32:02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Whichelow. Andy Butler takes the indirect free kick.

30:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Whichelow. Mat Sadler takes the free kick.

29:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Nicholls on Louis Laing. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.

28:28

Matthew Whichelow takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

26:20

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull. Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevan Hurst, clearance by Louis Laing.

22:41

Gareth Ainsworth has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

20:50

Effort from long range by Jamie Paterson goes wide right of the target.

20:20

Foul by Stuart Beavon on Florent Cuvelier, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

18:35

Dave Winfield takes a shot. David Grof makes a save.

17:35

Gareth Ainsworth takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Basey. Corner taken left-footed by Grant Basey from the right by-line to the near post, Mat Sadler manages to make a clearance.

15:27

Unfair challenge on Mat Sadler by Gareth Ainsworth results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kevan Hurst, Dave Winfield manages to make a clearance.

13:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Foster by Alex Nicholls. James Harper takes the indirect free kick.

11:19

Mat Sadler sends in a cross, Grant Basey manages to make a clearance.

10:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Lewis by Florent Cuvelier. Louis Laing takes the free kick.

9:39

Stuart Beavon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

8:20

The referee blows for offside against Stuart Beavon. Free kick taken by David Grof.

7:28

Foul by Stuart Beavon on Adam Chambers, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Taundry.

5:34

Corner taken right-footed by Gareth Ainsworth to the near post, Richard Taundry makes a clearance.

0:59

Mat Sadler produces a cross, clearance by Grant Basey.

0:00

The game begins.

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