The dream is getting closer as Walsall’s incredible resurgence continued last night at Bescot with an impressive 2-0 win over high-flying Tranmere.
Saddler Nic said on the message board that it was a victory for sexy football over long ball lumping:
Another great team performance. First twenty mins or so we struggled a bit with their long ball game. As soon as we figured this out we always looked the stronger team. Again our defence protected the goalkeeper superbly, most notable was the last ditch tackle by J Chambers in the first half. Credit must also go to the six played in front of the back four who chased everything down and battled for each other. It’s refreshing to see that all the players get on.
On the Westcarr debate, for me he was outstanding. Yes he gave the ball away a few times and didn’t win many headers, but his link up play is tremendous, and is vital to us for bringing our match winners into play. He played the ball of the match across the six yard box near the end. If someone would have the presence, or legs to get on the end of it, it would have been one of the best team goals seen here for years.
Also a note on Tranmere, they were up there with the worst teams I’ve seen down here all season. Aimless long balls played to two big lumps up front. It’s great to see us beating teams like this playing “sexy football”