League One
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Walsall 2-0 Carlisle United

Walsall closed the gap on the League One play-off places with a home victory over 10-man Carlisle.

Romaine Sawyers shot the Saddlers ahead from Paul Downing's through ball.

Carlisle were awarded a penalty when Andy Taylor handballed but Lee Miller saw his kick saved by Richard O'Donnell and fired the rebound over the bar.

Milan Lalkovic doubled the hosts' lead with a turn and shot before Carlisle's Courtney Meppen-Walter was sent off for pulling back Troy Hewitt.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2PurkissBooked at 54mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Mantom
  • 4Butler
  • 12Downing
  • 16Baxendale
  • 7ChambersBooked at 82minsSubstituted forFeatherstoneat 84'minutes
  • 10WestcarrSubstituted forHewittat 40'minutes
  • 25Sawyers
  • 9LalkovicSubstituted forGrayat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Featherstone
  • 11Hemmings
  • 13Lewis
  • 14Benning
  • 15Chambers
  • 24Hewitt
  • 27Gray

Carlisle

  • 40Amos
  • 28EhmerBooked at 39mins
  • 3RobsonBooked at 77mins
  • 6BuabenSubstituted forMorrisat 59'minutesSubstituted forPottsat 76'minutes
  • 23O'HanlonBooked at 60mins
  • 30Meppen-WalterBooked at 87mins
  • 7Amoo
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 9MillerSubstituted forGuyat 90+3'minutes
  • 21Berrett
  • 33Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 4Chantler
  • 8Noble
  • 16Potts
  • 17Beck
  • 20Fleming
  • 29Guy
  • 32Morris
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
4,062

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 2, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 2, Carlisle United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Lewis Guy replaces Lee Miller.

Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Julian Gray replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

Dismissal

Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).

Foul by James Baxendale (Walsall).

Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Nicky Featherstone replaces Adam Chambers.

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Adam Chambers (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ben Purkiss (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United).

Booking

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United).

Troy Hewitt (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Brad Potts replaces Josh Morris because of an injury.

Foul by Paul Downing (Walsall).

Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 2, Carlisle United 0. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andy Taylor.

Booking

Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Josh Morris replaces Prince Buaben.

Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Ben Purkiss (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Purkiss (Walsall).

Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient21135345212444
2Wolves21135335161944
3Brentford21134433191443
4Peterborough21123632211139
5Preston2110833022838
6Rotherham219843627935
7Swindon21103837271033
8Walsall219662318533
9Bradford2179534241030
10Port Vale219393033-330
11MK Dons208483329428
12Crawley216872428-426
13Coventry2110564438625
14Gillingham2274112938-925
15Colchester215972330-724
16Carlisle216692335-1224
17Shrewsbury215882224-223
18Oldham2064102328-522
19Sheff Utd2156101827-921
20Tranmere2155112540-1520
21Stevenage2154122134-1319
22Notts County2253142635-918
23Crewe2146111843-2518
24Bristol City2121092835-716
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