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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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 2, Carlisle United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 2, Carlisle United 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Lewis Guy replaces Lee Miller.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Julian Gray replaces Milan Lalkovic.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

  7. Dismissal

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).

  10. Post update

    Foul by James Baxendale (Walsall).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Nicky Featherstone replaces Adam Chambers.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

    Adam Chambers (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United).

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

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

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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