Walsall went down 1-0 away against ten-man Huddersfield today as 216 Saddlers fans watched them take nothing away from yet another game.
Unlucky for Walsall this week, as Pilkington managed a wonder-strike that dribbled past returning legend Jimmy Walker ten minutes after Alan Lee was red-carded for elbowing Mannie Smith.
As you’d expect, playing most of the game against a 10 man team, Walsall won the possession stats, as well as shots on and off target and corners. Walsall also won yellow cards and fouls, but unluckily the goal tally was against them.
No selected match report this week as there’s two conflicting stories – read them both on the match thread on the messageboard, here
This week’s poll has deliberately got only two options. Didn’t see the point in muddying the waters.
Losing to 10 man Huddersfield was....
- inexcusable, Chris. (86%, 229 Votes)
- unlucky, Chris. (14%, 36 Votes)
Total Voters: 265
If luck were a virus, Hutchings must have natural antibodies, as we’ve lost count of the number of times this season that the team has been unlucky. After today’s match Chris managed to come out with “we need to find that…good fortune. You make your own luck in this game”. No reference this week to sitting down and watching the DVD though, so perhaps things are looking up.
Tuesday brings the visit of Peterborough to Walsall. Should be interesting in many ways – will the balti pies last till half time? Is more than one kiosk necessary in the lower F2G? One barman be enough for the rush in the Middle F2G? Will more than one table be sold in the Bonser Suite? Will Walsall lose to another individual error in yet another unlucky even-stevens game?