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THERE was a red hot atmosphere inside the stadium for this local derby clash with Wolves.
It was The Saddlers who made the brighter start as Febian Brandy crossed invitingly before a neat move ended with Milan Lalkovic just failing to find Romaine Sawyers.The opening action saw Walsall look lively as we snapped away at our visitors. Brandy almost caught out Ikeme as he took his time over a clearance, whilst there were half-chances at either end.There was a fantastic save from Richard O'Donnell who clawed away a Michael Jacobs effort as Wolves started to put on a bit of pressure.At the other end, Brandy's low effort landed just wide after a deflection took the sting out of it.The visitors took the lead on the half-hour through Nouha Dicko.A foul on Romaine Sawyers gave Walsall a free-kick in a promising position which Lalkovic dragged just wide and then Troy Hewitt went close with a great effort from outside the area that curled just the wrong side of the post with Ikeme scrambling across his goal.As half-time approached, Andy Taylor was booked for a foul out wide before a foul on James Chambers at the other end gave The Saddlers a free-kick that Taylor whipped in only for Andy Butler to just miss out under pressure as Ikeme gathered.There was a half-chance for Brandy in stoppage time that was easy for Ikeme as he poked the ball goalwards after a mazy run.HALF-TIME: Walsall 0 Wolves 1-
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