Yoann Arquin's eighth goal of the season earned Notts County a draw as they came from behind to deny fellow League One play-off hopefuls Walsall.

Second-half substitute Arquin ensured the Magpies took home a point when he poked the ball in from close range.

Will Grigg had put the Saddlers ahead from the penalty spot after fit-again Magpies goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski brought down Jamie Paterson.

But Arquin levelled following good work by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Notts County caretaker manager Chris Kiwomya told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"At half-time I was very disappointed. Although the pitch was very difficult to play on, I don't think we really penetrated.

"But it is hard on this type of pitch. In the second half we were so much better.

"There was a lot more urgency to our game and people were willing to run and get into spaces."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Walsall

  • 28 McLoughlin
  • 04 Butler
  • 22 Downing
  • 25 J Chambers
  • 26 Taylor
  • 07 A Chambers
  • 27 Mantom
  • 09 Grigg
  • 10 Paterson
  • 12 Brandy Booked
  • 29 Westcarr (Bowerman - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Grof
  • 05 Holden
  • 20 Benning
  • 06 Featherstone
  • 11 Hemmings
  • 24 Baxendale
  • 17 Bowerman

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 03 Sheehan Booked
  • 06 Leacock
  • 04 Bishop
  • 08 Liddle
  • 10 Judge Booked
  • 11 Hughes (Mahon - 90' )
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 19 Cofie (Zoko - 78' )
  • 29 Blyth (Arquin - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Speiss
  • 02 Kelly
  • 05 Smith
  • 14 Mahon
  • 18 Bencherif
  • 13 Zoko
  • 15 Arquin
Ref: Kettle
Att: 4,416

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

5 5

Corners

5 5

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +1:20

Jamie Paterson fouled by Neal Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Taylor.

89:40 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Mahon replaces Jeff Hughes.

89:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Yoann Arquin. Direct free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.

86:24

Unfair challenge on Francois Zoko by Andy Butler results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Alan Sheehan, Yoann Arquin has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

85:40

Yoann Arquin produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

83:41

Alan Judge delivers the ball, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

83:14

Centre by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Andy Taylor makes a clearance.

82:40

Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

80:41

Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ian McLoughlin.

79:28

Free kick crossed by Andy Taylor, Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

79:28 Booking

Booking Alan Judge shown a yellow card.

79:13

Francois Zoko challenges Adam Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:08

James Chambers challenges Alan Judge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

76:45

Ian McLoughlin restarts play with the free kick.

76:45 Substitution

Substitution Francois Zoko comes on in place of John Cofie.

76:45 Booking

Booking Alan Sheehan goes into the referee's book.

76:28

Febian Brandy fouled by Alan Sheehan, the ref awards a free kick.

75:56

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

75:45

The ball is sent over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance made by James Chambers.

74:15 Substitution

Substitution George Bowerman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Westcarr.

73:27

The assistant referee flags for offside against Yoann Arquin. Indirect free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.

73:07

Alan Judge delivers the ball, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

72:09

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan from the right by-line, James Chambers makes a clearance.

71:10

Corner taken by Jamie Paterson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gary Liddle.

70:31

Yoann Arquin challenges Febian Brandy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Paterson.

69:45

Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick.

69:45 Booking

Booking Febian Brandy receives a caution.

69:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce by Febian Brandy.

68:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce on Febian Brandy. Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

67:42

The ball is swung over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, James Chambers manages to make a clearance.

66:56

Alan Judge crosses the ball, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

66:37

Alan Judge takes a shot. Save by Ian McLoughlin.

66:22

Will Grigg is ruled offside. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

65:03

Assist on the goal came from Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

65:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Yoann Arquin - Walsall 1 - 1 Notts Co A goal is scored by Yoann Arquin from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 1-1 Notts County.

62:43

Alan Judge sends in a cross.

60:15

Alan Judge takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by James Chambers.

59:25

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, Yoann Arquin manages to make a clearance.

58:37

Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Dean Leacock gets a block in.

57:47

Alan Judge takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.

57:16

Unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Jamie Paterson results in a free kick. Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.

55:30

Corner taken by Andy Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jeff Hughes.

54:45

Corner taken by Sam Mantom, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

53:32

Yoann Arquin takes a shot. Ian McLoughlin makes a save. Effort from the edge of the area by Alan Judge goes wide of the right-hand post.

52:53

Effort from long range by James Chambers goes wide right of the target.

52:37

Centre by Andy Taylor, clearance made by Dean Leacock.

51:52

Centre by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Dean Leacock.

50:27

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Mantom from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Dean Leacock.

49:58

The ball is crossed by Alan Judge, clearance by Andy Taylor.

49:08

Alan Judge takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by James Chambers. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Judge, clearance by James Chambers.

46:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alan Judge. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Taylor.

45:59

Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Save made by Ian McLoughlin.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jacob Blyth goes off and Yoann Arquin comes on.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:31

Long range shot by John Cofie goes wide right of the target.

40:51

A cross is delivered by Andy Taylor, clearance made by Alan Sheehan.

40:26

Effort on goal by Will Grigg from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

39:02

Alan Sheehan fouled by Febian Brandy, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

38:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Grigg on Gary Liddle. Gary Liddle restarts play with the free kick.

36:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Adam Chambers. Alan Judge crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Paul Downing.

35:46

The ball is swung over by Febian Brandy, Dean Leacock manages to make a clearance.

35:26

The ball is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Ian McLoughlin makes a save.

34:10

Foul by Jeff Hughes on Andy Butler, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.

32:33

Febian Brandy takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

28:55

Assist by Jamie Paterson.

28:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Grigg - Walsall 1 - 0 Notts Co Will Grigg scores a placed penalty. Walsall 1-0 Notts County.

26:30

Jamie Paterson fouled by Bartosz Bialkowski, the ref awards a Penalty.

26:09

A cross is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, James Chambers manages to make a clearance.

23:48

The ball is crossed by Alan Sheehan, clearance made by Andy Butler.

22:31

Alan Judge sends in a cross, Paul Downing manages to make a clearance.

18:28

Alan Sheehan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Paterson. Strike on goal comes in from Andy Taylor from the free kick, Neal Bishop gets a block in.

17:59

Unfair challenge on Febian Brandy by Jeff Hughes results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Downing.

17:17

The ball is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

12:15

Sam Mantom produces a cross, Gary Liddle makes a clearance.

11:35

Handball by Andre Boucaud. Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

10:46

Neal Bishop takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.

7:29

Centre by Andre Boucaud, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

6:08

The ball is delivered by Alan Sheehan, clearance made by Paul Downing.

5:21

Will Grigg takes a shot. Alan Judge makes a clearance.

4:12

The offside flag is raised against Will Grigg. Free kick taken by Andre Boucaud.

2:56

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

2:07

Jacob Blyth challenges James Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Downing takes the direct free kick.

0:49

The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, clearance by Andy Taylor.

0:16

The ball is delivered by Andy Taylor, save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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