Walsall 6-1 Bristol Rovers

Julian Gray struck from long range to put the Saddlers 3-0 up at half-time, before Jeff Hughes pulled one back just after the break with a low strike.

Walsall increased their lead when Matt Richards struck from 35 yards, before Alex Nicholls drove in and Butler struck again to round off the win.

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Saturday, 29 January 2011

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Home Team

Score

Away Team

Time

Walsall

6-1

Bristol R

FT

(HT 3-0)

Butler 17

Gill 34

Gray 45

Richards 50

Nicholls 69

Butler 73

Hughes 49

Walsall

21?Bevan

02?Westlake

05?Lancashire

32?Butler

03?Lescott

08?Richards

18?Gray

22?Gill

10?Macken (Paterson 76)

11?Nicholls

23?Price (Grigg 75)

Substitutes

01?Brain,

04?McDonald,

14?Taundry,

12?Marshall,

20?Geddes,

15?Paterson,

19?Grigg

Bristol Rovers

01?Daniels

02?Regan (Bolger 78)

03?Sawyer

15?Anthony

31?McCracken

07?Campbell

11?Hughes

16?Blizzard

23?Swallow (Davies 46)

08?Hoskins

17?Kuffour (Howe 46)

Substitutes

13?Green,

19?Bolger,

14?Brown,

20?Reece,

33?Davies,

09?Howe,

18?Richard

Ref:?WilliamsonAtt:?4,023

WALSALL BRISTOL R

Possession

Walsall 57%

Bristol R 43%

Attempts on target

Walsall 8

Bristol R 6

Attempts off target

Walsall 6

Bristol R 2

Corners

Walsall 6

Bristol R 8

Fouls

Walsall 12

Bristol R 9

Final Result

Full Time

90:00+3:05 The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00+1:45 Rene Howe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler. David Bevan takes the free kick.

87:56 Rene Howe takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Butler.

87:27 Unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by Darryl Westlake results in a free kick. Gary Sawyer restarts play with the free kick.

81:28 Jeff Hughes is caught offside. David Bevan takes the indirect free kick.

80:39 Alex Nicholls has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

78:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger by William Grigg. Free kick taken by Byron Anthony.

77:39 Unfair challenge on Gary Sawyer by Matthew Richards results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from

Will Hoskins.

77:39 Substitution Cian Bolger replaces Carl Regan.

76:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Campbell by Alex Nicholls. Luke Daniels takes the direct free kick.

75:59 Effort from outside the penalty box by Matthew Richards goes wide right of the target.

75:59 Substitution Jamie Paterson comes on in place of Jonathan Macken.

74:39 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell from the left by-line to the near post, William Grigg manages to make

a clearance.

74:12 Substitution (Walsall) makes a substitution, with William Grigg coming on for Jason Price.

72:51 Corner from the left by-line taken by Mathew Gill, assist by Mathew Gill.

72:51 GOAL - Andy Butler:Walsall 6 - 1 Bristol Rovers A goal is scored by Andy Butler from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Walsall 6-1 Bristol Rovers.

71:28 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, clearance made by David McCracken.

70:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Stuart Campbell. Direct free kick taken by Darryl Westlake.

69:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by Oliver Lancashire. Free kick taken by Stuart Campbell.

68:48 The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Macken.

68:48 GOAL - Alex Nicholls:Walsall 5 - 1 Bristol Rovers Alex Nicholls scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 5-1 Bristol

Rovers.

67:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David McCracken by Jonathan Macken. Gary Sawyer takes the direct free kick.

66:49 Stuart Campbell takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Byron Anthony goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:20 Stuart Campbell takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Matthew Richards.

64:52 Jason Price fouled by David McCracken, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick.

64:01 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell from the right by-line.

63:41 Jeff Hughes takes a shot. David Bevan makes a save.

62:46 Stuart Campbell takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jason Price.

61:02 Jason Price has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

60:30 The offside flag is raised against Will Hoskins. Free kick taken by David Bevan.

57:17 Unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Rene Howe results in a free kick. David Bevan takes the direct free kick.

56:45 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stuart Campbell.

54:44 Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Blocked by Byron Anthony.

49:23 GOAL - Matthew Richards:Walsall 4 - 1 Bristol Rovers Matthew Richards finds the net with a goal from 35 yards to to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 4-1 Bristol Rovers.

48:20 Assist by Will Hoskins.

48:20 GOAL - Jeff Hughes:Walsall 3 - 1 Bristol Rovers A goal is scored by Jeff Hughes from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 3-1 Bristol

Rovers.

45:22 Oliver Lancashire fouled by Rene Howe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Bevan.

45:22 Substitution Rene Howe on for Jo Kuffour.

45:22 Substitution Scott Davies joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Swallow.

Correction - 45:01 Rene Howe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lancashire. David Bevan takes the free kick.

Correction - 45:01 Substitution Rene Howe is brought on as a substitute for Jo Kuffour.

Correction - 45:01 Substitution Scott Davies replaces Ben Swallow.

45:01 The second half has started.

Half Time

45:00+2:03 The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00+0:33 Jonathan Macken has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

44:09 GOAL - Julian Gray:Walsall 3 - 0 Bristol Rovers Julian Gray gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Walsall 3-0 Bristol Rovers.

43:20 Corner from the left by-line taken by Mathew Gill, David McCracken manages to make a clearance.

40:21 Foul by Jason Price on David McCracken, free kick awarded. Luke Daniels takes the direct free kick.

39:56 Foul by Dominic Blizzard on Jason Price, free kick awarded. Mathew Gill takes the free kick.

38:55 Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards, clearance by Carl Regan.

36:18 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards.

34:44 Matthew Richards has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

34:23 Unfair challenge on Jason Price by Byron Anthony results in a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

33:32 Jonathan Macken provided the assist for the goal.

33:32 GOAL - Mathew Gill:Walsall 2 - 0 Bristol Rovers Mathew Gill fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 2-0 Bristol

Rovers.

32:38 Unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Jason Price results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

31:52 Will Hoskins takes a shot. Save made by David Bevan.

26:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Will Hoskins. Direct free kick taken by David Bevan.

26:12 Matthew Richards takes a shot. Luke Daniels makes a comfortable save.

23:37 Dominic Blizzard takes a shot. David Bevan makes a save.

21:47 Darryl Westlake concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Hoskins. Shot comes in from Will Hoskins from the free kick, Darryl

Westlake makes a clearance.

21:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Macken on Stuart Campbell. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Campbell.

16:31 The assist for the goal came from Matthew Richards.

16:31 GOAL - Andy Butler:Walsall 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers Andy Butler grabs a headed goal from just inside the edge of the penalty box. Walsall 1-0 Bristol Rovers.

16:06 Stuart Campbell challenges Mathew Gill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

15:01 Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell to the near post, save by David Bevan.

14:18 Corner taken by Stuart Campbell played to the near post, clearance by Oliver Lancashire.

11:09 Stuart Campbell fouled by Jonathan Macken, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

9:11 Darryl Westlake challenges Dominic Blizzard unfairly and gives away a free kick. David McCracken takes the free kick.

8:34 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, clearance made by Ben Swallow.

5:04 Jason Price produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

0:00 The game kicks-off.

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