Date: 24th October 2018 at 9:35am
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Roots Hall

League 1

23/10/2018 7:45 pm

Referee: Alan Young

Southend Walsall
Bunn (23', 82'), Dieng (76')
Oxley Roberts
Demetriou Wilson
Lennon 18 Guthrie
Moore Fitzwater
McLaughlin Leahy
Mantom Dobson
Dieng Osbourne
Coker Ronan 72
Bunn 83 Morris
Yearwood Ginnelly
Hopper 32 Ferrier


Bwomono Dunn
18 Devlin
Kightly 83 Johnson
Bishop Kinsella
McCoulsky 32 Ismail
Robinson Gordon
Hendrie Cook 72

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 6
7 On Target 1
9 Corners 10
16 Fouls 13
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
61 % 39

The Saddlers suffered our second away defeat in three days as we were thumped 3-0 by Southend.

The Shrimpers broke the deadlock in the twenty-third minute when Taylor Moore headed former Saddler Sam Mantom’s right-wing corner against the crossbar and Bunn was on hand to tap it in. The Saddlers defence was flat footed as the ball dropped for Bunn.

The Saddlers had our chances with Ginnelly glancing header going wide, Ginnelly making Oxley tip the ball over the bar and then Leahy and Guthrie not slotting home from yards out. It was another one of those evenings.

The Shrimpers – who lost both Harry Lennon and Tom Hopper to injuries in the first half – doubled their lead in the seventy-sixth minute, with Timothee Dieng left unmarked as he headed in another Mantom corner.

The Shrimpers wrapped things up eight minutes from time as Bunn’s low shot from the left deflected in off the Saddlers’ Jack Fitzwater. It was not the Saddlers evening.

The defeat saw the Saddlers drop to twelfth in the League 1 table – our lowest position of the season so far.