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Brentford 1-2 Walsall

Brentford 1-2 Walsall

Brentford   1 - 2   Walsall

Julian Gray's cool finish earned Walsall victory and their first points of the season at Brentford.

The Saddlers took the lead from their first attack when hesitation in the home defence allowed Alex Nicholls to convert a long ball.

The Bees levelled just before the break when Gary Alexander headed home Robbie Simpson's cross.

But midfield man Gray clinched victory for the visitors when he swept Darren Byfield's centre into the net.


Brentford boss Andy Scott told BBC London 94.9:

"The stats will say the better team lost, but we've let in two goals and only scored one and made two really poor errors defensively.

"At the moment, I'm not taking any positives. No matter how good you are, you can't make stupid errors.

"If you give teams goals, you aren't going to win games, and the thing that bothers me is that it looks like we don't work on things defensively, but we spend hours practising those things."

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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brentford 1-2 Walsall FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Alexander 44
  • Nicholls 12
  • Gray 54

Brentford

  • 41 McCarthy
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bean yellow card
  • 06 Balkestein
  • 32 Legge
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 16 Wood (Weston 61)
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 10 MacDonald (Forster 73)
  • 23 Simpson
  • 29 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee,
  • 05 McCracken,
  • 12 Spillane,
  • 22 Osborne,
  • 11 Weston,
  • 13 Hunt,
  • 08 Forster

Walsall

  • 01 Brain yellow card
  • 05 Lancashire
  • 14 Taundry
  • 23 McGivern
  • 03 Lescott
  • 06 Smith
  • 08 Richards
  • 18 Gray
  • 07 Jones
  • 09 Byfield (Grigg 80)
  • 11 Nicholls

Substitutes

  • 21 Bevan,
  • 02 Westlake,
  • 04 McDonald,
  • 12 Marshall,
  • 20 Geddes,
  • 15 Paterson,
  • 19 Grigg
Ref: SuttonAtt: 4,544
BRENTFORD
WALSALL

Possession

  • Brentford 54%
  • Walsall 46%

Attempts on target

  • Brentford 7
  • Walsall 5

Attempts off target

  • Brentford 10
  • Walsall 1

Corners

  • Brentford 13
  • Walsall 2

Fouls

  • Brentford 12
  • Walsall 9
  • Final Result
  • 94:41 The referee gets the match started.
  • 94:41 The referee ends the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+0:37 Emmanuele Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Alexander. Craig Woodman shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Jon Brain. Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin O'Connor, Header by Leon Legge from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 90:00+0:25 Julian Gray challenges Kevin O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
  • 89:03 Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.
  • 89:03 Booking Marcus Bean booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Bean on Oliver Lancashire.
  • 88:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Marcus Bean. Oliver Lancashire restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:25 William Grigg takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 85:51 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steve Jones, Pim Balkestein makes a clearance.
  • 82:32 Gary Alexander produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 81:18 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
  • 79:43 Substitution William Grigg comes on in place of Darren Byfield.
  • 78:28 Gary Alexander is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Brain.
  • 78:10 Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Alex McCarthy makes a save.
  • 74:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Nicholls on Myles Weston. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
  • 72:31 Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:31 Substitution Nicky Forster comes on in place of Charlie MacDonald.
  • 72:31 Foul by Gary Alexander on Emmanuele Smith, free kick awarded.
  • 69:38 The offside flag is raised against Charlie MacDonald. Jon Brain takes the free kick.
  • 69:04 Effort from outside the penalty box by Darren Byfield goes wide right of the goal.
  • 68:29 Short corner taken by Craig Woodman from the left by-line.
  • 66:14 Myles Weston takes a shot. Clearance made by Ryan McGivern. Short corner worked by Kevin O'Connor.
  • 65:10 Gary Alexander takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jon Brain.
  • 63:43 Craig Woodman challenges Steve Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Taundry takes the free kick.
  • 60:56 Corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman, Emmanuele Smith manages to make a clearance.
  • 60:19 Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Myles Weston coming on for Sam Wood.
  • 57:38 Sam Wood takes a shot. Save by Jon Brain. Toumani Diagouraga takes a shot. Save by Jon Brain. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman, Ryan McGivern makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin O'Connor, Leon Legge has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 55:12 Pim Balkestein gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls. Richard Taundry restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:06 Assist on the goal came from Darren Byfield.
  • 53:06 GOAL - Julian GrayBrentford 1 - 2 Walsall Julian Gray gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 1-2 Walsall.
  • 51:32 Aaron Lescott fouled by Craig Woodman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon Brain.
  • 50:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Taundry by Toumani Diagouraga. Jon Brain takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Emmanuele Smith. Free kick taken by Craig Woodman.
  • 46:37 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Julian Gray played to the near post, Toumani Diagouraga manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:38 Gary Alexander challenges Emmanuele Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Brain takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:23 The referee blows for offside against Alex Nicholls. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.
  • 45:00 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 44:53 Charlie MacDonald is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.
  • 43:05 Assist on the goal came from Robbie Simpson.
  • 43:05 GOAL - Gary AlexanderBrentford 1 - 1 Walsall Gary Alexander fires in a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Brentford 1-1 Walsall.
  • 40:23 Gary Alexander has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 39:44 Corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor from the right by-line, clearance made by Ryan McGivern.
  • 38:13 Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Jon Brain.
  • 37:02 Marcus Bean challenges Richard Taundry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Taundry takes the free kick.
  • 35:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Emmanuele Smith. Pim Balkestein takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:19 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Woodman, clearance made by Oliver Lancashire. Kevin O'Connor takes the outswinging corner, Header from close range by Toumani Diagouraga misses to the right of the goal.
  • 30:46 Steve Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Pim Balkestein.
  • 29:32 Ryan McGivern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Toumani Diagouraga. Kevin O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:39 Booking Jon Brain is cautioned by the ref for time wasting.
  • 27:55 Julian Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin O'Connor. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
  • Correction - 26:39 The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Alexander. Oliver Lancashire takes the direct free kick.
  • 26:39 Gary Alexander is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jon Brain.
  • 23:26 Darren Byfield is caught offside. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.
  • 22:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emmanuele Smith by Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by Jon Brain.
  • 19:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald by Emmanuele Smith. Craig Woodman restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:56 Close range effort by Sam Wood misses to the left of the goal.
  • 17:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julian Gray by Gary Alexander. Jon Brain takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:39 Outswinging corner taken by Kevin O'Connor from the right by-line, Emmanuele Smith manages to make a clearance.
  • 16:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Woodman on Steve Jones. Darren Byfield restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:19 Header from deep inside the area by Gary Alexander goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 12:18 Corner taken by Craig Woodman from the left by-line, clearance made by Richard Taundry.
  • 11:25 Assist on the goal came from Darren Byfield.
  • 11:25 GOAL - Alex NichollsBrentford 0 - 1 Walsall Alex Nicholls grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 0-1 Walsall.
  • 9:01 Corner taken by Kevin O'Connor, clearance made by Oliver Lancashire.
  • 6:55 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Gary Alexander goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 3:32 Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Oliver Lancashire. Gary Alexander takes a shot. Save by Jon Brain.
  • 2:12 Corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman from the left by-line, Julian Gray makes a clearance.
  • 1:12 Unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald by Richard Taundry results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Pim Balkestein.

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Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Oldham 2 4 6
2 Charlton 2 3 6
3 Huddersfield 2 3 4
4 Carlisle 2 2 4
5 Sheff Wed 2 2 4
6 Brighton 2 1 4
7 Plymouth 2 1 4
8 Bournemouth 2 3 3
9 MK Dons 1 1 3
10 Walsall 2 0 3
11 Yeovil 2 0 3
12 Peterborough 2 -1 3
13 Bristol R 2 -2 3
14 Colchester 2 0 2
15 Hartlepool 2 0 2
16 Rochdale 2 0 2
17 Exeter 1 0 1
18 Swindon 2 -1 1
19 Tranmere 2 -1 1
20 Southampton 1 -1 0
21 Dag & Red 1 -2 0
22 Leyton Orient 2 -3 0
23 Brentford 2 -3 0
24 Notts County 2 -6 0

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