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2015/16 SEASON REVIEW - FEBRUARY & MARCH

16 June 2016

A look back on our 2015/16 campaign...

FEBRUARY 

Walsall’s automatic promotion bid threatened to unravel after a disappointing February. 

The month started positively with a 2-1 success at Doncaster, although that was followed by a 3-0 home defeat by high-flying Millwall and a 1-1 draw at relegation-haunted Crewe. 

Our top-two aspirations suffered a further setback with a last-gasp 2-1 loss to title-favourites Wigan, while a goalless draw at promotion-rivals Burton saw Walsall end the month in fourth place. 

Romaine Sawyers in action at Burton

MARCH 

The Saddlers parted company with head coach Sean O’Driscoll after our disappointing form continued into the start of March. 

A 3-1 home defeat by Barnsley – four days after a goalless draw with Scunthorpe – proved the final straw. 

Jon Whitney was appointed interim head coach and made an instant impact – winning his first three matches to reignite Walsall’s promotion hopes. 

Chesterfield were thrashed 4-1 in his maiden game – our first win in seven – with Sam Mantom scoring twice. 

We then beat Fleetwood 1-0 before late goals from Tom Bradshaw and Matt Preston clinched a dramatic 2-1 victory over Colchester to leave us third in the division.

Jordy Hiwula was on target against Chesterfield

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