League One
Notts County1Walsall5

Notts County 1-5 Walsall

Febian Brandy

Febian Brandy scored a first-half hat-trick as Walsall hammered struggling Notts County to move into the top six.

The winger rounded County goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski to register his first goal since

He then finished off a swift counter-attack before nodding in a Craig Westcarr cross to complete his treble.

Andy Butler headed in and Westcarr latched onto a long ball for 5-0 before Callum McGregor's consolation.

The midfielder, who for a second time on Friday, found the net for the 13th time this season with a free-kick.

But it did little to lift the Meadow Lane crowd on an extremely disappointing day for Shaun Derry's side, who are only being kept out of League One's relegation zone by a single point.

Victory for the Saddlers, who scored five goals in a match for the first time since beating Hartlepool 5-2 in March 2011, saw Dean Smith's men move above Peterborough into sixth position.

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Shaun Derry

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Post match: Notts manager Derry

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It's unacceptable. As a group of guys we're hurting and we've had a chat and now I'm looking for a reaction.

"We've come a long way in a short space of time but this does feel like a huge backwards step.

"Ultimately we get judged on what we do on a Saturday afternoon. I'm not going to stand here and make excuses and I deserve the flak as much as anybody else."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 24Freeman
  • 3SheehanBooked at 90mins
  • 28BoucaudBooked at 41mins
  • 5Smith
  • 6LeacockSubstituted forTempestat 69'minutes
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forBallat 56'minutes
  • 22Fotheringham
  • 9ShowunmiSubstituted forAppiahat 45'minutes
  • 7Grealish
  • 8McGregor

Substitutes

  • 10Haynes
  • 15Appiah
  • 21Thompson
  • 25Tempest
  • 26Hollis
  • 35Pilkington
  • 38Ball

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 15ChambersSubstituted forPurkissat 71'minutes
  • 14Benning
  • 7ChambersSubstituted forFeatherstoneat 55'minutes
  • 12Downing
  • 4Butler
  • 25Sawyers
  • 8Mantom
  • 10Westcarr
  • 29BrandySubstituted forBaxendaleat 76'minutes
  • 9Lalkovic

Substitutes

  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Featherstone
  • 11Hemmings
  • 13Lewis
  • 16Baxendale
  • 24Hewitt
  • 26McQuilkin
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
5,701

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away22
Shots on Target
Home7
Away13
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 1, Walsall 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Walsall 5.

Attempt missed. Kieran Freeman (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

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

Attempt missed. Andrew Butler (Walsall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

Hand ball by Andre Boucaud (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Andrew Butler (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Manny Smith (Notts County).

Attempt saved. James Baxendale (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Manny Smith.

Attempt missed. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Greg Tempest.

Attempt blocked. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Callum Ball (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Nicky Featherstone (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.

Attempt missed. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. James Baxendale replaces Febian Brandy.

Attempt missed. Mark Fotheringham (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Attempt saved. Febian Brandy (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Ben Purkiss replaces James Chambers.

Attempt missed. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Greg Tempest replaces Dean Leacock.

Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Notts County).

Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Leacock (Notts County).

Craig Westcarr (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Attempt saved. Andre Boucaud (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 1, Walsall 5. Callum McGregor (Notts County) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Andrew Butler (Walsall).

Callum McGregor (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

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