Substitute Yoann Arquin secured Notts County a hard-earned draw at Walsall for their first point this season.

Saddlers keeper Richard O'Donnell kept his side in it early on, denying both Mark Fotheringham and Danny Haynes.

Romaine Sawyers gave the hosts the lead with his first goal for the club just after the break when he shrugged off his man and struck from 25 yards.

But Arquin came off the bench to head home Alan Sheehan's cross before having a late strike disallowed for offside.

Both sides had chances to win it - Walsall defender James Chambers cleared off the line with the ball bouncing around the six-yard box, while at the other end Malvind Benning was denied by a brilliant save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

However, the score remained 1-1 and ended Walsall's 100% winning record for the season while breaking County's points duck.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Walsall

  • 01 O'Donnell
  • 04 Butler
  • 12 Downing
  • 14 Benning
  • 15 J Chambers
  • 07 A Chambers
  • 08 Mantom
  • 11 Hemmings (Featherstone - 82' )
  • 16 Baxendale (Hewitt - 77' )
  • 10 Westcarr
  • 25 Sawyers

Substitutes

  • 13 Lewis
  • 05 Holden
  • 02 Purkiss
  • 21 Morris
  • 26 McQuilkin
  • 06 Featherstone
  • 24 Hewitt

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 02 Dumbuya
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 05 Smith
  • 06 Leacock Booked
  • 08 McGregor
  • 16 Labadie Booked
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce (Bell - 56' )
  • 22 Fotheringham
  • 09 Showunmi (Arquin - 59' )
  • 10 Haynes (Coombes - 37' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Speiss
  • 11 Bell
  • 21 Thompson
  • 25 Tempest
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 14 Coombes
  • 15 Arquin
Ref: Williamson
Att: 4,295

Match Stats

Shots

12 14

On target

6 6

Corners

5 4

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:05

Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

90:00 +1:50

Yoann Arquin is ruled offside.

90:00 +1:19

Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:12

Troy Hewitt challenges Manny Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:59

Clearance by Malvind Benning.

90:00 +0:53

Alan Sheehan delivers the ball.

89:38

Corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the left by-line.

89:22

Malvind Benning takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski parries the ball away.

87:55

Troy Hewitt has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

87:28

Yoann Arquin takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

87:04

Corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the right by-line.

86:00

Callum McGregor takes a shot and bounces off the post.

85:22

Yoann Arquin takes a shot. A parry by Richard O'Donnell prevents the goal.

85:08

The ball is swung over by Mark Fotheringham.

83:35

The ball is swung over by David Bell.

81:30 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Featherstone comes on in place of Ashley Hemmings.

80:09

The ball is swung over by Alan Sheehan.

79:40

Clearance by Manny Smith.

79:26

Corner taken by Craig Westcarr.

78:50

Andy Butler restarts play with the free kick.

78:43

Yoann Arquin is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

78:01

Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

77:59

The referee blows for offside against Adam Coombes.

77:49

The ball is swung over by Alan Sheehan.

76:57

Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

76:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Coombes.

76:09 Substitution

Substitution James Baxendale leaves the field to be replaced by Troy Hewitt.

75:10

The ball is crossed by David Bell.

75:06

Corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the left by-line.

74:37

Callum McGregor takes a shot. Richard O'Donnell parries the ball away.

74:23

Clearance by Paul Downing.

74:18

David Bell crosses the ball.

73:01

The assist for the goal came from Alan Sheehan.

73:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Yoann Arquin - Walsall 1 - 1 Notts Co Yoann Arquin scores with a header. Walsall 1-1 Notts County.

72:47

Centre by Alan Sheehan.

72:27

Clearance by Andy Butler.

72:24

Alan Sheehan crosses the ball.

70:57

Free kick taken by Manny Smith.

70:51

The official flags Craig Westcarr offside.

70:07

Sam Mantom takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski parries the effort to safety.

67:45

David Bell takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

67:34

Mustapha Dumbuya delivers the ball.

65:58

Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

65:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Westcarr on Dean Leacock.

65:09

David Bell takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

63:35

Sam Mantom has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

63:25

Corner taken by James Baxendale.

62:04

The ball is delivered by Craig Westcarr.

61:30

Craig Westcarr has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

60:25

Paul Downing restarts play with the free kick.

60:16

Foul by Mark Fotheringham on Adam Chambers, free kick awarded.

58:51 Substitution

Substitution Yoann Arquin on for Enoch Showunmi.

58:12

Mark Fotheringham takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

57:50

Clearance by Paul Downing.

57:44

Centre by Callum McGregor.

55:21

Free kick taken by Andy Butler.

55:06 Substitution

Substitution David Bell on for Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

54:07

Ashley Hemmings takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

53:33

Free kick taken by Andy Butler.

53:19

The offside flag is raised against Adam Coombes.

53:00

Craig Westcarr has an effort at goal. Bartosz Bialkowski catches the ball.

51:14

Andy Butler takes the free kick.

51:07

Unfair challenge on Ashley Hemmings by Mustapha Dumbuya results in a free kick.

49:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Romaine Sawyers - Walsall 1 - 0 Notts Co Romaine Sawyers grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Walsall 1-0 Notts County.

48:48

Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

48:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Hemmings on Mustapha Dumbuya.

47:18

Sam Mantom crosses the ball in from the free kick.

47:11

Mark Fotheringham challenges Sam Mantom unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:59

James Baxendale takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:21 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:49

Callum McGregor takes a shot and cleared the net.

44:59

Andy Butler restarts play with the free kick.

44:53

The referee blows for offside.

43:15

Clearance made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

42:58

Craig Westcarr takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Bartosz Bialkowski catches the ball.

41:57

Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

41:50

Joss Labadie fouled by Paul Downing, the ref awards a free kick.

41:34

Clearance made by Alan Sheehan.

41:19

Corner taken by James Baxendale from the left by-line.

39:41

Adam Coombes takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

38:59

Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

38:51

Unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Adam Chambers results in a free kick.

37:14

Shot by Ashley Hemmings went wide of the right-hand post.

36:40 Substitution

Substitution (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Adam Coombes coming on for Danny Haynes.

34:54

The ball is delivered by Alan Sheehan.

33:08

Free kick taken by Paul Downing.

32:57

Dean Leacock receives a caution.

32:57 Booking

Booking

32:52

Unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr by Dean Leacock results in a free kick.

31:59

Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick.

31:48

Unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Adam Chambers results in a free kick.

31:41

Corner from the left by-line taken by James Baxendale.

31:03

Clearance made by Richard O'Donnell.

30:53

Mark Fotheringham takes a shot. Richard O'Donnell catches the ball.

28:56

Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

28:49

Adam Chambers challenges Enoch Showunmi unfairly and gives away a free kick.

27:18

Free kick taken by Paul Downing.

26:48

Foul by Dean Leacock on Craig Westcarr, free kick awarded.

26:09

Andy Butler takes the free kick.

26:07

Andy Butler restarts play with the free kick.

25:59

Foul by Joss Labadie on Sam Mantom, free kick awarded.

25:23

Mark Fotheringham takes the free kick.

25:15

Romaine Sawyers concedes a free kick for a foul on Joss Labadie.

23:27

Clearance made by Andy Butler.

22:53

Corner from the right by-line taken by Alan Sheehan.

22:26

Free kick taken by Craig Westcarr.

22:13

Mark Fotheringham concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Westcarr.

21:03

Free kick taken by James Baxendale.

20:55

Dean Leacock challenges Craig Westcarr unfairly and gives away a free kick.

17:32

Richard O'Donnell manages to make a clearance.

17:25

The ball is delivered by Alan Sheehan.

16:57

Shot by Callum McGregor. A parry by Richard O'Donnell prevents the goal.

10:22

James Chambers makes a clearance.

10:12

Mustapha Dumbuya crosses the ball.

9:46

Free kick taken by Andy Butler.

9:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Mark Fotheringham.

8:48

Free kick taken by Ashley Hemmings.

8:30

The referee books Joss Labadie for unsporting behaviour.

8:30 Booking

Booking

8:17

Foul by Joss Labadie on Romaine Sawyers, free kick awarded.

7:34

Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

7:15

Enoch Showunmi is ruled offside.

6:16

Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

6:12

Corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the .

5:47

Shot by Joss Labadie.

5:32

Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.

5:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Romaine Sawyers on Joss Labadie.

4:43

The ball is delivered by Alan Sheehan.

3:47

Richard O'Donnell makes a clearance.

3:36

Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross.

2:09

Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

2:03

Ashley Hemmings challenges Mark Fotheringham unfairly and gives away a free kick.

1:38

Clearance by Bartosz Bialkowski.

1:24

Ashley Hemmings takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Bartosz Bialkowski prevents the goal.

0:32

Danny Haynes takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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