The Saddlers won 1-0 at Glanford Park in September...Ahead of tomorrow’s match against Scunthorpe, we take a look back at the Saddlers’ last five matches against the Iron…
29th September 2015 – Scunthorpe 0-1 Walsall
Rico Henry’s first-half strike gave Walsall a gritty victory at struggling Scunthorpe in Dean Smith’s 250th match in charge of the Saddlers. The 18-year-old full-back scored the game's only goal on 27 minutes, with a composed left-footed finish past home keeper Luke Daniels. Walsall were rarely threatened by Scunthorpe and could have won more convincingly withTom Bradshaw, Jordan Cook and Henry each going close.
10th January 2015 – Walsall 1-4 Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe cruised to an emphatic victory on their last visit to the Banks’s. James Chambers’ own goal and debutant Tom Hopper’s clever finish gave Mark Robins’ men a comfortable lead at the break. Michael Cain halved Walsall’s deficit six minutes into the second half, but two goals in three minutes from Paddy Madden (penalty) and Neal Bishop sealed a straightforward success.
30th August 2014 – Scunthorpe 2-1 Walsall
Newly-promoted Scunthorpe earned their first league victory of the season to leapfrog the Saddlers. Two quick-fire second-half strikes proved the difference; Hakeeb Adelukan’s solo effort broke the deadlock before Gary McSheffrey curled a 25-yard free-kick into the top corner. Tom Bradshaw netted Walsall’s consolation when he capitalised on a defensive mix-up with 20 minutes remaining.
13th April 2013 – Scunthorpe 1-1 Walsall
Niall Canavan’s 88th-minute header denied play-off chasing Walsall victory at Glanford Park. Will Grigg converted Craig Westcarr’s pull-back to put the visitors in front shortly after half-time. But in the closing stages, Canavan nodded home substitute Mike Grella’s cross to earn struggling Scunthorpe a vital point in their fight against relegation.
6th November 2012 – Walsall 1-4 Scunthorpe
Niall Canavan scored a brace as Scunthorpe eased to a resounding victory in Brian Laws’ first match back in charge of the Iron. Canavan’s header and Mark Duffy’s tap-in gave the visitors a 2-0 half-time lead. Scunthorpe’s David Prutton was sent off for a professional foul on Adam Chambers, but further goals from Canavan and Leon Clarke put the result beyond doubt. Will Grigg replied for the well-beaten Saddlers in added time.