A debut strike by Ashley Hemmings sent Walsall into the second round of the Capital One Cup at the expense of 10-man Brentford.

Hemmings scored with a fierce early drive after Bees skipper Kevin O'Connor had blocked a shot by Will Grigg.

The visitors' hopes of a comeback faded in the 25th minute when Jake Reeves was sent off for a foul on Adam Chambers.

Saddlers keeper David Grof did have to tip over a Harry Forrester shot but the hosts were able to hold on.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Walsall

  • 01 Grof
  • 02 Taundry
  • 04 Butler
  • 05 Holden
  • 14 Purkiss
  • 06 Featherstone (Jones - 71' )
  • 07 Chambers
  • 08 Cuvelier
  • 10 Paterson
  • 11 Hemmings Booked (Bowerman - 67' )
  • 09 Grigg Booked (Brandy - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Walker
  • 20 Benning
  • 22 Downing
  • 16 Jones
  • 24 Baxendale
  • 12 Brandy
  • 17 Bowerman

Brentford

  • 21 Moore
  • 02 O'Connor Booked
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean Booked
  • 11 Weston
  • 07 Saunders (Diagouraga - 46' )
  • 08 Douglas
  • 14 Logan (Fredericks - 71' )
  • 19 Forrester (Forshaw - 63' )
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 22 Reeves Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 16 Gounet
  • 32 Legge
  • 04 Forshaw
  • 15 Dallas
  • 18 Fredericks
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 26 Redwood
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 2,248

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

7 6

Corners

4 6

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

89:56

Unfair challenge on Jake Jones by Ryan Fredericks results in a free kick. Richard Taundry restarts play with the free kick.

87:54

Direct free kick taken by Ben Purkiss.

87:54 Substitution

Substitution Febian Brandy comes on in place of Will Grigg.

87:54

Tony Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Grigg.

86:05

Jake Jones crosses the ball, Tony Craig manages to make a clearance. Will Grigg produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

82:47

Myles Weston takes a shot. David Grof makes a save. Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Forshaw, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

80:45

Andy Butler produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

80:06

Jamie Paterson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Clayton Donaldson.

77:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clayton Donaldson on Andy Butler. Direct free kick taken by Richard Taundry.

77:08

Ryan Fredericks challenges Jake Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Taundry takes the direct free kick.

75:56

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by David Grof. Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony Craig on Will Grigg. Free kick taken by George Bowerman.

75:17

Effort from the edge of the area by Jake Jones goes wide of the left-hand post.

73:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Chambers by Ryan Fredericks. David Grof takes the free kick.

70:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Grigg on Jonathan Douglas. Tony Craig restarts play with the free kick.

70:40 Substitution

Substitution Shaleum Logan goes off and Ryan Fredericks comes on.

70:40 Substitution

Substitution (Walsall) makes a substitution, with Jake Jones coming on for Nicky Featherstone.

69:10

Shaleum Logan has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

66:19 Substitution

Substitution (Walsall) makes a substitution, with George Bowerman coming on for Ashley Hemmings.

66:19

Effort on goal by Will Grigg from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

65:33

Clayton Donaldson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. David Grof takes the direct free kick.

64:34

Toumani Diagouraga has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

62:14 Substitution

Substitution Harry Forrester goes off and Adam Forshaw comes on.

62:14 Booking

Booking Booking for Will Grigg.

61:46 Booking

Booking Caution for Harlee Dean.

59:26

Richard Taundry has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

58:27

Will Grigg is caught offside. Tony Craig restarts play with the free kick.

57:56

Clayton Donaldson is ruled offside. Andy Butler restarts play with the free kick.

55:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Paterson, clearance by Harlee Dean.

53:48

Richard Taundry has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target. Harlee Dean fouled by Florent Cuvelier, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Craig takes the direct free kick.

51:03

Harlee Dean takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar. Harry Forrester challenges Dean Holden unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Grof.

49:23

Ashley Hemmings crosses the ball.

45:38

Harlee Dean takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Craig. Harry Forrester takes a shot. Save made by David Grof. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Clayton Donaldson, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance. Shaleum Logan takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Toumani Diagouraga comes on in place of Sam Saunders.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:51

Will Grigg takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore. Corner taken left-footed by Ashley Hemmings from the left by-line, Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

44:33

Florent Cuvelier takes a shot. Save made by Simon Moore. Corner taken by Jamie Paterson from the left by-line.

42:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Florent Cuvelier on Tony Craig. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

41:23

The ball is crossed by Ben Purkiss, clearance made by Sam Saunders. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan by Jamie Paterson. Free kick taken by Tony Craig.

40:42

Foul by Clayton Donaldson on Andy Butler, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andy Butler.

38:28

Simon Moore takes the free kick.

38:28 Booking

Booking Ashley Hemmings booked for unsporting behaviour.

38:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Hemmings on Sam Saunders.

35:28

Direct free kick taken by Richard Taundry. Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore. Unfair challenge on Jonathan Douglas by Florent Cuvelier results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Harlee Dean.

35:28 Booking

Booking Kevin O'Connor receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

35:14

Unfair challenge on Ashley Hemmings by Kevin O'Connor results in a free kick.

32:49

Corner taken by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

30:39

Unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan by Florent Cuvelier results in a free kick. Simon Moore restarts play with the free kick.

29:38

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders to the near post, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

27:06

Florent Cuvelier takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore.

24:11

Nicky Featherstone restarts play with the free kick.

24:11 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee red cards Jake Reeves for violent conduct.

23:40

Jake Reeves concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Chambers.

22:26

Florent Cuvelier produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar. Sam Saunders fouled by Will Grigg, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Harlee Dean.

18:49

Handball decision goes against Shaleum Logan. Ashley Hemmings restarts play with the free kick. Florent Cuvelier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

17:04

Jake Reeves delivers the ball.

16:00

Handball by Richard Taundry. Direct free kick taken by Simon Moore.

14:21

Ben Purkiss sends in a cross, Simon Moore makes a save. Will Grigg takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore. Foul by Shaleum Logan on Florent Cuvelier, free kick awarded. Jamie Paterson takes the free kick.

13:16

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders to the near post, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

7:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Hemmings - Walsall 1 - 0 Brentford Ashley Hemmings grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Brentford.

7:29

Will Grigg takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Craig.

5:07

Adam Chambers challenges Sam Saunders unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Saunders crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Kevin O'Connor goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

1:09

Harry Forrester takes a shot. David Grof makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the left by-line, Andy Butler makes a clearance. Foul by Adam Chambers on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. Sam Saunders takes the direct free kick.

0:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Chambers by Harry Forrester. Free kick taken by Adam Chambers.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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