Good afternoon's work for the reserves as Mantom gets an hour under his belt...TWO GOALS from Reece Flanagan saw The Saddlers run out worthy 2-0 winners at Port Vale in the Final Third Development League Cup.
"Our application and attitude was first-class," said second-string boss, Richard O'Kelly. "Port Vale fielded a young side but they were very competitive and made us work hard.
"We had the majority of possession and chances and were deserved winners in the end as Reece Flanagan scored twice.
"I was absolutely delighted with our organisation; we were ready for the situation and showed a real determination, which was pleasing to see.
"There was a great attitude from all involved; Sam Mantom played for an hour and really enjoyed it, whilst Craig Fagan played his part and used his experience well. He is a very good professional who I have known for a long time.
"In the end it was a good afternoon's work for us."
WALSALL: MacGillivray, Kinsella, Henry, Holden, Preston, Flanagan (K. Rowley), Clifford (Delaney), Mantom (Heath), Bakayoko, Fagan, Morris. Sub not used: Jezeph.