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WALSALL VS. FLEETWOOD: RECENT MEETINGS

6 November 2015

The Saddlers completed the double over Fleetwood last season…

2014/15 Season

11th April 2015 – Walsall 1-0 Fleetwood - League One

Fit-again striker Tom Bradshaw scored his 17th goal of the season to ease Walsall’s relegation fears. The former Shrewsbury man settled a tight affair when he fired home from a tight angle with four minutes remaining. It was the Saddlers’ first goal in over seven hours of football and sealed our first win in eight matches. The result lifted Walsall up to 15th in League One, four points clear of the drop zone.
Saddlers team:O’Donnell, Purkiss, Taylor, O’Connor, J Chambers, A Chambers, Sawyers, Cain, Morris (Henry 83’), Bradshaw (Mantom 89’), Cook (Hiwula-Mayifuila 64’).
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Downing, Henry, Mantom, Grimes, Forde.


22nd November 2014 – Fleetwood 0-1 Walsall – League One
Romaine Sawyers’ first-half strike gave Walsall a hard-fought victory and ended Fleetwood’s nine-month unbeaten home run. The talented playmaker secured the Saddlers’ third win in four league fixtures, when he fired a powerful low shot past home keeper Chris Maxwell on 35 minutes. Martin Paterson twice went close for Fleetwood, but Walsall held on to climb up to 14th.
Saddlers team:O’Donnell, Purkiss, Taylor, Downing, J Chambers, A Chambers, Sawyers, Baxendale (Clifford 86’), Cain, Grimes (Forde 72’), Cook (Manset 88’).
Subs not used: MacGillivray, O’Connor, Flanagan, Morris.



2010/11 Season

16th November 2010 - Walsall 2-0 Fleetwood – FA Cup First Round Replay

Reuben Reid’s second-half double booked Walsall’s place in round two. Home stopper Jimmy Walker thwarted Fleetwood in the opening period, producing excellent stops to deny Anthony Barry, Gareth Seddon and John Miles. The Saddlers improved after the break and took a 58th-minute lead when Reid slid home Alex Nicholls’ cross. And the West Brom loanee wrapped up the victory with a cool finish in the third minute of added time.
Saddlers team: Walker, Westlake, Lescott, Lancashire, Smith, Richards, Marshall, Taundry, Nicholls, Reid, Dickinson.
Subs not used: Brain, Hickman, Gray, Geddes, Forde, Jones, Paterson.


6th November 2010 – Fleetwood 1-1 Walsall – FA Cup First Round
The first-ever competitive meeting between Walsall and Fleetwood finished all square. The Saddlers appeared on course for victory after Matt Richards slotted in on four minutes. Town’s Steve McNulty missed a penalty but Walsall were reduced to ten men when Ian Craney was sent off. Jamie Mullan equalised five minutes into the second half and only a succession of fine saves from visiting keeper Jimmy Walker denied Fleetwood the win.
Saddlers team:Walker, Westlake, McDonald (Lancashire 55’), Smith, McGivern, Richards, Devaney (Reid 54’), Jones (Lescott 46’), Macken, Dickinson.
Subs not used: Brain, Marshall, Nicholls, Grigg.

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