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Previous Meeting: Wycombe 2-3 Walsall

26 October 2018

Ahead of tomorrow's match against Wycombe, Joshua Bunting takes a look at a previous meeting between the sides, this one taking place in October 2009...

Walsall came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 courtesy of a late strike from Alex Nicholls.

Wycombe went ahead as Scott Davies caught out Clayton Ince; the Saddlers keeper had wandered off his line and Davies sent a superb lob over his head and into the net from a free-kick.

Kevin Betsy had a good chance to double his side's lead when he was denied by a superb low save from Ince after he linked up with Chris Zebroski.

Eight minutes before the break, Davies had his and Wanderers' second as he was played in by a fantastic pass from Matt Phillips to fire the ball into the net.

Walsall came out much more positive in the second half and pulled a goal back on 55 minutes when Matt Richards put substitute and Northern Ireland international Steve Jones through on goal and he made no mistake.

Troy Deeney thought he had restored parity three minutes later when he was picked out by Manny Smith but he blazed his effort way over the crossbar.

In what was a frantic second half, the Saddlers grabbed an equaliser on 80 minutes when Mark Hughes blasted home a loose ball, leaving Scott Shearer with no chance in the Wycombe goal.

And with just seven minutes remaining, Jones sent Nicholls clear, allowing the forward to slot home the winner in dramatic fashion.


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