“From a Stevenage overspill
We’d kill to live around”
- Maladjusted, Morrissey (1997)
Currently sat bottom of the Football League, Stevenage are just five points and four places behind Walsall and have a game in hand.
Though they have only won two league games this season both have come in the last five, so they arrive at the Bezla enjoying a much improved run of form.
That said, they are yet to win away from home and have scored just 4 goals on the road, conceding 11, making theirs the worst travelling record in League 2.
Recent League Form
Oct 12 Grimsby Town (H) Won 2-1
Oct 19 Port Vale (A) Drew 1-1
Oct 22 Swindon (A) Lost 1-0
Oct 26 Morecambe (H) Won 1-0
Nov 02 Scunthorpe (A) Drew 0-0
Our last home game against Stevenage came on 19th October 2013, a 2-1 win for the Saddlers. Romaine Sawyers gave Walsall the lead after eleven minutes and Craig Westcarr added a second on 55’. François Zoko pulled one back for the visitors with 20 minutes to go, with Lucas Akins sent off not long after.
Played for Both
There are no current links between the teams but Scott Laird played more than 200 games for Stevenage and is a bit of a club legend. Other than that… erm, Robin Shroot?
Against a team yet to win an away game this season, a home win should be on the cards. Given our own recent upturn in results, let’s say 2-1 to the Saddlers with goals from Josh Gordon and Alfie ‘Pirlo’ Bates.
- Walsall Win
- Stevenage Win