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PETERBOROUGH VS. WALSALL: RECENT MEETINGS

18 September 2015

The last three meetings between the two sides have finished scoreless...

2014/15 League One Season

6th April 2015 – Peterborough 0-0 Walsall
A goalless draw at London Road stretched Walsall’s winless run to seven games in all competitions. Saddlers stopper Richard O’Donnell produced fine saves to thwart David Norris, Harry Anderson and Luke Jones. Michael Cain went closest for Walsall, who failed to score for a fourth consecutive match.
Saddlers team: O’Donnell, Purkiss, Taylor, O’Connor, J Chambers, A Chambers, Sawyers (Forde 69’), Cain, Morris, Cook (Bakayoko 85’), Hiwula-Mayifuila (Forde 69’).
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Downing, Kinsella, Grimes.

15th November 2014 – Walsall 0-0 Peterborough
Both sides saw strong penalty appeals turned down in a scoreless encounter at the Banks’s. Walsall full-back Ben Purkiss and Peterborough defender Ricardo Santos each appeared to handle in the box, but the referee waved play on. A point kept the Saddlers in 16th position, and extended our unbeaten streak to five matches.
Saddlers team: O’Donnell, Purkiss, Taylor, Downing, J Chambers, A Chambers, Sawyers, Cain, Forde (Benning 85’), Cook, Manset (Grimes 79’).
Subs not used: MacGillivray, O’Connor, Clifford, Baxendale, Flanagan.


2013/14 League One Season

14th February 2014 – Peterborough 0-0 Walsall

Walsall remained on the fringes of the play-offs after being held at top-six rivals Peterborough. The Saddlers had the better of the first half, with Michael Ngoo, Sam Mantom and Milan Lalkovic each registering attempts. Posh improved after the break and went close through Michael Bostwick and Britt Assomalonga.
Saddlers team: O’Donnell, Purkiss, Downing, Benning, J Chambers, A Chambers, Mantom, Lalkovic (Baxendale 77’), Westcarr, Brandy (Hemmings 89’), Ngoo (Sawyers 70’).
Subs not used: Lewis, George, Featherstone, Hewitt.

18th November 2013 – Walsall 2-0 Peterborough
A goal in each half from Milan Lalkovic and Romaine Sawyers secured a deserved win for the Saddlers. Lalkovic, on loan from Chelsea, fired Walsall ahead with a curling low shot on 26 minutes, and Sawyers’ right-footed drive sealed victory midway through the second period. Ashley Hemmings missed a late penalty for the hosts, while Peterborough’s Sean Brisley was dismissed for two bookable offences.
Saddlers team: O’Donnell, Taylor, Butler, Downing, J Chambers, A Chambers, Mantom, Lalkovic (Hemmings 84’), Baxendale (Gray 85’), Sawyers, Westcarr (Hewitt 89’).
Subs not used: Lewis, Purkiss, Benning, Featherstone.




2010/11 League One Season 3rd January 2011 – Peterborough 4-1 Walsall

Craig Mackail-Smith scored twice as promotion-chasing Peterborough came from behind to win. Alex Nicholls’ header gave the Saddlers an early lead, before Mackail-Smith struck either side of half-time to turn the match on its head. Late goals from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Ryan Bennett put the result beyond doubt – leaving Walsall bottom of League One and eight points from safety.
Saddlers team: Brain, Westlake, Lescott, Lancashire, Butler, Richards, Marshall, Gray, Jones (Paterson 84’), Nicholls, Reid (Macken 79’).
Subs not used: Bevan, McDonald, Smith, McGivern, Macken, Paterson, Grigg.

2nd November 2010 – Walsall 1-3 Peterborough
Walsall stayed bottom of League One after suffering a third successive defeat against high-flying Peterborough. Two goals in three first-half minutes from Ryan Bennett and Arran Davies put Posh in command. Julian Gray’s 53rd minute header gave Walsall hope, only for Kevin Langmead to restore the visitors’ two-goal cushion moments later.
Saddlers team: Walker, Westlake, McDonald, Smith, McGivern, Richards, Taundry, Gray, Devaney (Jones 77’), Macken (Reid 70’), Dickinson.
Subs not used: Brain, Lescott, Lancashire, Marshall, Nicholls.

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