Walsall 1-1 Stevenage

Play-off hopefuls Stevenage came from behind to extend their unbeaten league run to seven matches and earn a point at relegation-threatened Walsall.

The Saddlers took an early lead when Andy Butler controlled a knockdown and fired an angled shot past Chris Day.

But Stevenage grabbed a spectacular equaliser as a Jennison Myrie-Williams cross was not cleared and Michael Bostwick shot home from 25 yards.

Walsall nearly won it late on but Emmanuel Ledesma shot wide.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Walsall

  • 21 Grof
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Butler
  • 12 Beevers
  • 06 Smith Booked
  • 11 Hurst
  • 25 Cuvelier
  • 27 Mantom
  • 10 Macken (Bowerman - 88' )
  • 15 Paterson (Ledesma - 62' )
  • 16 Nicholls

Substitutes

  • 01 Walker
  • 02 Westlake
  • 05 Lancashire
  • 28 Ledesma
  • 17 Bowerman

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Charles
  • 05 Ashton
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry Booked (Long - 73' )
  • 02 Wilson
  • 13 Byrom
  • 24 Bostwick Booked
  • 10 Reid (Freeman - 84' )
  • 29 Agyemang (Myrie-Williams - 46' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 08 Long
  • 11 Myrie-Williams
  • 32 Shroot
  • 15 Freeman
Ref: Kettle
Att: 4,786

Match Stats

Shots

8 8

On target

1 3

Corners

3 5

Fouls

9 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:29 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:45

Inswinging corner taken by Joel Byrom from the right by-line, save made by David Grof.

90:00 +2:25

Scott Laird produces a cross, Emmanuele Smith makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:10

Sam Mantom delivers the ball.

90:00 +1:31

Lee Beevers fouled by Darius Charles, the ref awards a free kick. Mat Sadler takes the indirect free kick.

89:18

Corner taken by Joel Byrom from the left by-line to the near post, Scott Laird takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joel Byrom, blocked by Kevan Hurst. Headed effort from inside the area by Scott Laird misses to the left of the goal. Corner from the right by-line taken by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma, Mark Roberts manages to make a clearance.

87:44

Foul by Stacy Long on Mat Sadler, free kick awarded. Mat Sadler restarts play with the free kick.

87:02 Substitution

Substitution George Bowerman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Macken.

86:01

Lawrie Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emanuel Jorge Ledesma. Emanuel Jorge Ledesma produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

85:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mark Roberts. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

84:46

Centre by Darius Charles, clearance made by Lee Beevers.

83:26 Substitution

Substitution (Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Luke Freeman coming on for Craig Reid.

83:14

Centre by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

82:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Michael Bostwick. Mat Sadler takes the indirect free kick.

81:57

Shot by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

81:01

David Grof takes the free kick.

81:01 Booking

Booking Jennison Myrie-Williams is given a yellow card.

80:40

Lee Beevers fouled by Craig Reid, the ref awards a free kick.

79:51

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma sends in a cross, Shot from just outside the area by Mat Sadler misses to the right of the target.

78:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Emanuel Jorge Ledesma. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

77:45

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma misses to the left of the target.

77:09

Michael Bostwick has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

74:20

Foul by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma on Jon Ashton, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

72:07 Substitution

Substitution Ronnie Henry leaves the field to be replaced by Stacy Long.

70:43

Effort from inside the area by Craig Reid misses to the left of the goal.

68:23 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Michael Bostwick for unsporting behaviour.

68:14

Ronnie Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevan Hurst. Indirect free kick taken by Kevan Hurst. Michael Bostwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Florent Cuvelier. Kevan Hurst takes the indirect free kick.

67:15

Effort from outside the penalty box by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma goes wide left of the goal.

65:33

Mat Sadler takes the indirect free kick.

65:33 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Ronnie Henry for unsporting behaviour.

65:32

Ronnie Henry challenges Jonathan Macken unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:47

Centre by Alex Nicholls, Header by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

63:12

The ball is sent over by Scott Laird, Emmanuele Smith makes a clearance.

62:54

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma challenges Mark Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

62:15

Foul by Darius Charles on Andy Butler, free kick awarded. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

61:15 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Paterson leaves the field to be replaced by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma.

60:33

Unfair challenge on Mark Roberts by Kevan Hurst results in a free kick. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.

59:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Bostwick - Walsall 1 - 1 Stevenage Michael Bostwick finds the net with a goal from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Walsall 1-1 Stevenage.

57:34

Jennison Myrie-Williams produces a cross, save by David Grof.

56:28

The offside flag is raised against Alex Nicholls. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

55:37

Mat Sadler challenges Darius Charles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ronnie Henry restarts play with the free kick.

54:47

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Reid. David Grof takes the indirect free kick.

52:45

Free kick crossed left-footed by Joel Byrom, Andy Butler fouled by Jon Ashton, the ref awards a free kick. David Grof takes the free kick.

52:45 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Emmanuele Smith for unsporting behaviour.

52:34

Foul by Emmanuele Smith on Jennison Myrie-Williams, free kick awarded.

50:43

Effort from outside the area by Alex Nicholls goes wide right of the goal.

48:44

Darius Charles concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Butler. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jennison Myrie-Williams comes on in place of Patrick Agyemang.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:26

Foul by Patrick Agyemang on Sam Mantom, free kick awarded. David Grof takes the free kick.

42:45

Andy Butler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Agyemang. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joel Byrom from right wing, Mat Sadler manages to make a clearance.

42:03

Foul by Kevan Hurst on Lawrie Wilson, free kick awarded. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.

39:33

Craig Reid takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

39:14

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Butler.

36:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Reid on Andy Butler. Mat Sadler takes the free kick.

32:11

The ball is delivered by Scott Laird, clearance by Mat Sadler.

29:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Beevers on Craig Reid. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joel Byrom.

28:27

Joel Byrom produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

25:40

Corner taken by Joel Byrom, Jon Ashton produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

20:39

The assistant referee flags for offside against Patrick Agyemang. David Grof takes the free kick.

19:32

Corner taken short by Joel Byrom, clearance made by Jonathan Macken.

19:25

A cross is delivered by Ronnie Henry.

18:16

The ball is crossed by Jamie Paterson.

17:33

Jon Ashton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Florent Cuvelier. David Grof takes the free kick.

17:08

Lawrie Wilson delivers the ball, Emmanuele Smith manages to make a clearance.

13:27

Lawrie Wilson challenges Mat Sadler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

8:07

Handball decision goes against Alex Nicholls. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

7:39

Scott Laird crosses the ball, save made by David Grof.

6:53

The referee gives a free kick against Kevan Hurst for handball. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

2:50

Assist on the goal came from Alex Nicholls.

2:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Butler - Walsall 1 - 0 Stevenage Goal scored by Andy Butler from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Stevenage.

2:23

Kevan Hurst takes a short corner.

1:39

Unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Mark Roberts results in a free kick. Kevan Hurst takes the free kick.

1:18

Alex Nicholls concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Roberts. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

0:34

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevan Hurst, clearance by Jon Ashton.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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