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Stevenage 1-1 Walsall

A strong display from Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts ensured the 10-man Saddlers came away from Stevenage with a 1-1 League Two draw.

The visitors took the lead inside the first minute when Caolan Lavery slid in to block a Jamie Cumming clearance and the ball ricocheted straight into the net.

Despite the early lead, Walsall spent most of the first half under siege from Stevenage's attack and had Roberts to thank for keeping them at bay with a string of impressive saves.

His best effort was a superb diving save from an Elliott List header when the ball was destined for the top corner.

Walsall's Liam Kinsella was sent off 10 minutes after the restart as referee Antony Coggins deemed his challenge on Jack Aitchison to be dangerous, despite seeming to get the ball in the process.

Stevenage finally got their just rewards with 20 minutes to go, having been frustrated by Roberts all afternoon, as List fired home with a well-taken left-footed strike on the edge of the box following Joe Martin's long ball.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cumming
  • 2Wildin
  • 15VancootenBooked at 72mins
  • 6ProsserSubstituted forMartinat 63'minutes
  • 3Coker
  • 8Osborne
  • 26Pett
  • 40Lines
  • 27Aitchison
  • 36NorrisSubstituted forNewtonat 45'minutes
  • 17ListSubstituted forStevensat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Vincelot
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 11Newton
  • 13Johnson
  • 19Read
  • 28Martin
  • 35Stevens

Walsall

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Roberts
  • 24WhiteBooked at 66mins
  • 6Scarr
  • 4Sadler
  • 2Norman
  • 8KinsellaBooked at 56mins
  • 28Vincent
  • 3Melbourne
  • 23OsadebeSubstituted forCockerill-Mollettat 86'minutes
  • 9LaverySubstituted forBatesat 70'minutes
  • 15McDonaldSubstituted forGordonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Gordon
  • 11Osei Yaw
  • 12Bates
  • 13Rose
  • 14Cockerill-Mollett
  • 17Nolan
  • 29Reid
Referee:
Antony Coggins

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Walsall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Walsall 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jack Aitchison (Stevenage).

  4. Post update

    Josh Gordon (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Callum Cockerill-Mollett.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

  7. Post update

    Callum Cockerill-Mollett (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Jack Aitchison (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Max Melbourne (Walsall).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Scarr (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Frank Vincent following a set piece situation.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Matt Stevens replaces Elliott List.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Callum Cockerill-Mollett replaces Emmanuel Osadebe.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

  14. Post update

    Emmanuel Osadebe (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Elliott List (Stevenage).

  16. Post update

    Max Melbourne (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Scarr (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Frank Vincent with a cross following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Coker.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Max Melbourne.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Josh Gordon.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge30157847281952
2Forest Green27139537261148
3Cheltenham28138737261147
4Morecambe2913793940-146
5Salford28129738231545
6Tranmere2813693734345
7Newport2712873729844
8Exeter271110649341543
9Carlisle25134835241143
10Bolton29118103640-441
11Leyton Orient28116113530539
12Crawley2710893735238
13Bradford27107103131037
14Walsall2881373537-237
15Harrogate29106133337-436
16Scunthorpe27112143135-435
17Oldham28105134652-635
18Mansfield2871383739-234
19Port Vale2996144144-333
20Colchester2871293037-733
21Stevenage30712112431-733
22Southend2966171845-2724
23Barrow2758143239-723
24Grimsby2756162046-2621
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