Entertaining game as Saddlers narrowly lose out to Premier League new-boys...THE SADDLERS slipped to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Premier League new-boys, Leicester City, in an entertaining encounter at Banks’s Stadium.
The visitors went into a two-goal lead during the opening period courtesy of Wes Morgan and David Nugent, who found the net with a neat finish.
We managed to pull a goal back on the stroke of half-time when our trialist front-man used his strength before guiding the ball home.
It didn’t take long after the restart for us to get back on level terms when a neat move on the left ended with Ashley Grimes scoring his first goal for the club.
With both teams making numerous changes as the game wore on, it took a neat finish from Danny Drinkwater three minutes from time to win the game.
“It was a good work-out for us” said manager, Dean Smith. “I felt that the game lacked the necessary intensity in the first half and for the opening 20/25 minutes it felt like a pre-season game.
“But it turned into a decent game and we were much improved in the second half. We stayed together, worked hard and did well.
“The trialist that started the game put in a good shift and we will be having a further look at him this week.
“There were a lot of positive to come out of the game; the goal just before half-time gave us renewed energy for the second half and we gave a good account of ourselves overall.”