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Match Report: Barrow 1-1 Walsall

5 March 2022

The Saddlers picked up a point on the road for the second away game on the bounce as they once again came from behind with Donervon Daniels scoring a second half equaliser for Michael Flynn’s side against Barrow.

It was Walsall who started the brighter of the two teams and they nearly found themselves ahead after 12 minutes as a corner from Conor Wilkinson caused a scramble inside the area and the ball bobbled towards goal but it was eventually cleared off the line against James Jones. 

Moments after that chance, the home side began to grow into the game and with Manny Monthe back peddling, Josh Gordon looked set to open the scoring but he scuffed his shot and his effort bounced wide of Carl Rushworth’s goal.

With 10 minutes to go until half time, the home side opened the scoring through Rooney. After fainting past the challenge of Emmanuel Osadebe, Rooney composed himself and bent the ball towards the far corner and his curling effort crashed in off the inside of the post. 

Minutes before half time and Walsall had a chance to get themselves level in the game as Lee Tomlin, making his first start for the Club, clipped the ball to the back post but Monthe couldn’t get enough power on his downward header and it was easy for Paul Farman to claim. 

Into the second half and once again it was the Saddlers who started the brighter of the two sides and nearly got themselves level after 11 minutes. 

Tomlin flicked the ball forward and set George Miller away and he looked set to tuck the ball past Farman but his effort bounced the wrong side of the post. 

With 66 minutes on the clock though, the Saddlers did find themselves level in the game. Emmanuel Osadebe delivered a wicked ball into the box and Daniels got up highest and his powerful header found the bottom corner of Farman’s net.

Despite both sides going for a late winner, neither were able to find it and the two sides were made to settle for a point in the North West. 


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