The Saddlers came away from Burton yesterday with a valuable point but was it a case of two points dropped?
Lets face it Burton Albion were already on the beach and thinking of their summer holidays as the team we faced yesterday were far from the team that dominated us at the Banks’s Stadium earlier in the season.
Keates made one enforced change with George Dobson replacing the suspended Andy Cook.
The first half was dull as dish water, with no side really threatening either keeper but the second half was just all one way traffic with the Saddlers creating chance after chance.
First up was Luke Leahy who tried to lob Collins from twenty yards out. The keeper easily tipped it over the bar but it certainly fired the visitors up.
Zeli Ismail found space down the right side, his cross found Jarvis at the near post but he was unable to wrap his foot around it and fired wide.
The perhaps our biggest chance of the game fell to Josh Gordon. He found himself alone in the box but his header was saved by the keeper.
The 1,184 Saddlers fans that made the trip were outstanding all afternoon and tried their best to push the team over the line, however it was just a point we walked away with.
The Saddlers left the Pirelli Stadium feeling like the last time we went in the league, will those two drop points affect our season? This time rather than worrying about the top end of League 1 we now have the fear that we could drop into League 2.
However given the form before our last two games it’s refreshing to see the players giving their all once again and stretching our unbeaten run to two.
The Saddlers drop to 20th in League 1 just two points and one place above the drop zone. With home games against Portsmouth/ Barnsley and trips to Sunderland/Doncaster coming up, it’s important we get all three points next weekend.