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1 December 2015

The two sides met in the FA Cup last season...

2014/15 SEASON

18th November 2014 – Shrewsbury 1-0 Walsall – FA Cup First Round Replay
Liam Lawrence’s sublime second-half strike booked Shrewsbury’s place in round two. The Shrews captain fired a superb first-time shot into the top corner on 53 minutes to settle a tight affair. Saddlers skipper Adam Chambers was sent off late on for a lunge on Nathaniel Knight-Percival, although the red card was later rescinded.
Team:O’Donnell, Purkiss, Taylor, Downing, J Chambers, A Chambers, Sawyers (Baxendale 72’), Cain, Forde (Benning 57’), Cook, Manset (Grimes 65’).
Subs not used: MacGillivray, O’Connor, Clifford, Flanagan.

8th November 2014 – Walsall 2-2 Shrewsbury – FA Cup First Round
Tom Bradshaw bagged a brace against his former club as Walsall twice came from behind to force a replay against League Two Shrewsbury. Mark Ellis’ early opener was cancelled out by Bradshaw’s 56th-minute leveller, but James Collins’ long-range strike restored the Shrews’ advantage. And with time running out, Bradshaw fired a right-footed shot into the corner to rescue a draw.
Team:O’Donnell, Purkiss, Taylor, Downing, J Chambers, A Chambers, Sawyers (Grimes 81’), Baxendale (Manset 65’), Cain, Forde (Mantom 71’), Bradshaw.
Subs not used: MacGillivray, O’Connor, Benning, Flanagan.

2013/14 SEASON

29th March 2014 - Walsall 1-0 Shrewsbury – League One
Craig Westcarr scored and was later sent off as Walsall climbed to eighth with victory over relegation-threatened Shrewsbury. The only goal came after five minutes, Westcarr turning and firing past Joe Anyon from the edge of the box. Both sides finished the match with ten men; Shrewsbury’s Joseph Mills was sent off for a foul on Adam Chambers before Westcarr saw red for clashing with Sam Foley.
Saddlers team:O’Donnell, Taylor, Butler, Downing, J Chambers, A Chambers, Mantom, Baxendale (McQuilkin 86’), Sawyers (Ngoo 89’), Westcarr, Brandy.
Subs not used: Roberts, Purkiss, Benning, Featherstone, Hewitt.

14th December 2013 – Shrewsbury 0-1 Walsall – League One
Milan Lalkovic’s solitary strike earned the Saddlers all three points at struggling Shrewsbury. The Chelsea loanee latched on to Romaine Sawyers’ through ball to fire Walsall in front on 54 minutes. Shrewsbury went close late on when Tom Eaves blazed over from close range. The victory lifted Walsall up to ninth, four points off the play-offs.
Saddlers team:O’Donnell, Purkiss, Taylor, Butler, Downing, A Chambers, Mantom, Lalkovic (Hemmings 73’), Baxendale, Sawyers, Westcarr.
Subs not used: Lewis, Benning, J Chambers, Featherstone, Gray, Hewitt.

9th November 2013 – Walsall 3-0 Shrewsbury – FA Cup First Round
Craig Westcarr scored two and created another as Walsall eased into the FA Cup second round. The former Nottingham Forest forward set us on our way when he poked home after 29 minutes. He doubled Walsall’s lead on the hour-mark and teed up Romaine Sawyers to convert our third goal from 25 yards.
Saddlers team:O’Donnell, Taylor (Benning 80’), Butler, Downing, J Chambers (Purkiss 85’), A Chambers, Mantom, Lalkovic (Hemmings 85’), Baxendale, Sawyers, Westcarr.
Subs not used: Lewis, Featherstone, Gray, Hewitt.

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