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Tranmere   3 - 3   Walsall

Tranmere 3-3 Walsall

Highlights - Tranmere 3-3 Walsall

Andy Butler grabbed a last-gasp goal as Walsall earned a point at Tranmere.

The Saddlers, under caretaker boss Dean Smith for the first time, went ahead when Matt Richards lashed the ball in.

Rovers turned it round through a Richards own goal, Aaron Cresswell's 20-yard free-kick and a fine finish from Lateef Elford-Alliyu.

Jon Macken's deflected effort six minutes from time gave the visitors hope, before he turned provider for Butler to head home in the 94th minute.


Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:
"We've got to learn how to close games up when we're winning 3-1 and you can't let it slip.

"The game became too open at 3-1 and we needed to close it down, stop them playing and just to win the game.

"Last week we closed the game off well in the last three or four minutes, this week we didn't."

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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tranmere 3-3 Walsall FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Richards (og) 41
  • Cresswell 45+3
  • Elford-Alliyu 56
  • Richards 32
  • Macken 85
  • Butler 90+4

Tranmere

  • 01 Warner
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 05 Goodison (McChrystal 77)
  • 12 Taylor
  • 17 Kay
  • 08 Welsh
  • 25 Labadie
  • 07 Showunmi
  • 09 Moore (Akins 82)
  • 21 Jennings (McGurk 86)
  • 35 Elford-Alliyu

Substitutes

  • 13 Collister,
  • 06 McChrystal,
  • 14 Wood,
  • 24 Bakayogo,
  • 15 Fraughan,
  • 26 McGurk,
  • 27 Akins

Walsall

  • 21 Bevan
  • 02 Westlake
  • 32 Butler
  • 03 Lescott
  • 06 Smith
  • 08 Richards
  • 12 Marshall
  • 07 Jones (Grigg 60)
  • 10 Macken
  • 11 Nicholls
  • 15 Paterson (Gray 75)

Substitutes

  • 01 Brain,
  • 04 McDonald,
  • 05 Lancashire,
  • 23 McGivern,
  • 18 Gray,
  • 20 Geddes,
  • 19 Grigg
Ref: NaylorAtt: 4,602
TRANMERE
WALSALL

Possession

  • Tranmere 52%
  • Walsall 48%

Attempts on target

  • Tranmere 6
  • Walsall 10

Attempts off target

  • Tranmere 7
  • Walsall 4

Corners

  • Tranmere 5
  • Walsall 9

Fouls

  • Tranmere 7
  • Walsall 10
  • Final Result
  • 94:31 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:15 Matthew Richards takes a shot. Save made by Tony Warner.
  • 90:00+3:23 Assist on the goal came from Jonathan Macken.
  • 90:00+3:23 GOAL - Andy ButlerTranmere 3 - 3 Walsall Andy Butler grabs a headed goal from close range. Tranmere 3-3 Walsall.
  • 90:00+2:25 John Welsh challenges Andy Butler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:14 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Marshall, comfortable save by Tony Warner.
  • 90:00+0:58 Effort on goal by Paul Marshall from 12 yards. Save by Tony Warner.
  • 90:00+0:28 Lateef Elford-Alliyu is penalised for a handball. David Bevan takes the free kick.
  • 89:06 Shot by William Grigg. Save made by Tony Warner.
  • 88:14 Inswinging corner taken by Paul Marshall from the right by-line.
  • 88:02 William Grigg takes a shot. Save by Tony Warner.
  • 86:14 Effort from the edge of the area by Alex Nicholls goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 85:08 Substitution Adam McGurk is brought on as a substitute for Dale Jennings.
  • 84:01 Assist by Matthew Richards.
  • 84:01 GOAL - Jonathan MackenTranmere 3 - 2 Walsall Jonathan Macken finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 3-2 Walsall.
  • 82:37 Lucas Akins takes a shot. Save made by David Bevan.
  • 82:02 Foul by Emmanuele Smith on Lucas Akins, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.
  • 81:19 Substitution Ian Thomas-Moore leaves the field to be replaced by Lucas Akins.
  • 81:08 Centre by Matthew Richards.
  • 80:51 Centre by Julian Gray, Mark McChrystal manages to make a clearance.
  • 80:40 The ball is swung over by Matthew Richards.
  • 80:26 Centre by Darryl Westlake, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 78:43 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Marshall, clearance by Enoch Showunmi.
  • 78:06 Foul by Mark McChrystal on Jonathan Macken, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.
  • 77:19 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alex Nicholls, Enoch Showunmi makes a clearance.
  • 77:03 Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Save made by Tony Warner.
  • 76:31 Unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Alex Nicholls results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.
  • 76:01 Substitution Mark McChrystal on for Ian Goodison.
  • 74:39 Substitution Jamie Paterson leaves the field to be replaced by Julian Gray.
  • 74:25 Alex Nicholls delivers the ball, clearance made by Ian Goodison.
  • 73:35 The ball is swung over by Jonathan Macken, Tony Warner makes a comfortable save.
  • 72:57 Shot from 25 yards by Joss Labadie. Save made by David Bevan.
  • 72:20 Matthew Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Joss Labadie. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.
  • 71:16 Centre by Matthew Richards.
  • 68:55 Jamie Paterson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Enoch Showunmi.
  • Correction - 68:38 Inswinging corner taken by Paul Marshall, Enoch Showunmi makes a clearance.
  • 68:38 Corner taken by Paul Marshall.
  • 68:28 William Grigg takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Aaron Cresswell gets a block in.
  • 67:34 Alex Nicholls delivers the ball, Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.
  • 67:02 Aaron Cresswell produces a cross, David Bevan makes a comfortable save.
  • 66:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Thomas-Moore by Andy Butler. Direct free kick taken by Joss Labadie.
  • 64:39 The ball is crossed by Lateef Elford-Alliyu, Andy Butler makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 62:52 Andy Butler concedes a free kick for a foul on Enoch Showunmi. Joss Labadie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Aaron Lescott makes a clearance.
  • 62:52 Andy Butler concedes a free kick for a foul on Enoch Showunmi. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joss Labadie from left channel.
  • 60:18 Corner taken left-footed by Aaron Cresswell from the left by-line to the near post, Jonathan Macken manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:43 Substitution William Grigg is brought on as a substitute for Steve Jones.
  • 58:37 Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Tony Warner.
  • 57:50 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Marshall played to the near post, Michael Kay manages to make a clearance.
  • 57:37 Jamie Paterson delivers the ball.
  • 55:35 Assist by Dale Jennings.
  • 55:35 GOAL - Lateef Elford-AlliyuTranmere 3 - 1 Walsall Lateef Elford-Alliyu finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 3-1 Walsall.
  • 54:39 Shot from just outside the area by John Welsh misses to the left of the target.
  • 53:28 Ian Thomas-Moore is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David Bevan.
  • 52:43 The ball is delivered by Darryl Westlake, Headed effort from inside the area by Andy Butler misses to the left of the goal.
  • 51:56 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Marshall, clearance by John Welsh.
  • 51:47 The ball is delivered by Alex Nicholls, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:56 The ball is delivered by John Welsh.
  • 50:13 Aaron Cresswell takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Darryl Westlake.
  • 49:56 The ball is delivered by Jamie Paterson, save by Tony Warner.
  • 47:39 Joss Labadie takes a shot. Save by David Bevan.
  • 47:22 Corner taken by Aaron Cresswell from the right by-line.
  • 47:12 Ian Thomas-Moore takes a shot.
  • 46:17 Enoch Showunmi has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 45:47 The ball is crossed by Dale Jennings, comfortable save by David Bevan.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:38 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+2:06 Foul by Paul Marshall on Joss Labadie, free kick awarded.
  • 45:00+2:06 GOAL - Aaron CresswellTranmere 2 - 1 Walsall Aaron Cresswell finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Tranmere 2-1 Walsall.
  • 44:09 Ian Thomas-Moore is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Bevan.
  • Correction - 40:57 Assist by Lateef Elford-Alliyu.
  • Correction - 40:57 GOAL - Matthew RichardsTranmere 1 - 1 Walsall Matthew Richards scores an own goal from 12 yards. Tranmere 1-1 Walsall.
  • 40:57 Lateef Elford-Alliyu provided the assist for the goal.
  • 40:57 GOAL - Emmanuele SmithTranmere 1 - 1 Walsall An own goal is scored by Emmanuele Smith. Tranmere 1-1 Walsall.
  • 39:54 A cross is delivered by Lateef Elford-Alliyu.
  • 39:03 A cross is delivered by John Welsh, David Bevan makes a comfortable save.
  • 37:50 Aaron Cresswell produces a cross, comfortable save by David Bevan.
  • 37:40 Lateef Elford-Alliyu crosses the ball, Emmanuele Smith makes a clearance.
  • 37:29 A cross is delivered by Lateef Elford-Alliyu, Andy Butler makes a clearance.
  • 37:12 The ball is crossed by Matthew Richards, Ian Goodison makes a clearance.
  • 34:28 Foul by Joss Labadie on Alex Nicholls, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Darryl Westlake.
  • 34:11 The ball is delivered by Ash Taylor, save by David Bevan.
  • 33:52 Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross, Jamie Paterson makes a clearance.
  • 31:50 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Marshall from the right by-line to the near post,
  • 31:50 GOAL - Matthew RichardsTranmere 0 - 1 Walsall Matthew Richards finds the net with a goal from just outside the box low into the middle of the goal. Tranmere 0-1 Walsall.
  • 30:32 Centre by Jonathan Macken.
  • 27:37 The ball is crossed by Enoch Showunmi, Steve Jones makes a clearance.
  • 26:51 Joss Labadie produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
  • 25:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Welsh on Steve Jones. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.
  • 25:13 Dale Jennings has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 24:50 Centre by Aaron Cresswell.
  • 24:16 Lateef Elford-Alliyu fouled by Aaron Lescott, the ref awards a free kick. John Welsh takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:27 Unfair challenge on Paul Marshall by John Welsh results in a free kick. David Bevan restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 21:48 Unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Emmanuele Smith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joss Labadie. Aaron Cresswell has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 21:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Emmanuele Smith. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.
  • 21:39 The ball is delivered by Michael Kay, Darryl Westlake makes a clearance.
  • 20:22 The assistant referee flags for offside against Enoch Showunmi. David Bevan takes the free kick.
  • 19:45 Foul by Paul Marshall on Joss Labadie, free kick awarded. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.
  • 19:16 Shot from just outside the area by Darryl Westlake misses to the left of the target.
  • 18:57 Centre by Alex Nicholls.
  • 17:20 Joss Labadie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken. Paul Marshall takes the free kick.
  • 15:40 Shot by Steve Jones. Save by Tony Warner.
  • 14:55 The ball is crossed by Dale Jennings, Paul Marshall makes a clearance.
  • 14:43 The ball is delivered by Aaron Cresswell, clearance by Matthew Richards.
  • 14:11 Corner taken left-footed by Aaron Cresswell.
  • 13:17 Corner from the left by-line taken by Aaron Cresswell, Ash Taylor takes a shot. Save by David Bevan.
  • 12:30 Jamie Paterson crosses the ball, comfortable save by Tony Warner.
  • 7:15 Dale Jennings has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 4:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Butler on Enoch Showunmi. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.
  • 3:03 Ian Goodison concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Macken. Andy Butler takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 8 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Brighton 22 22 43
2 Bournemouth 23 19 39
3 Southampton 22 17 37
4 Huddersfield 23 7 36
5 Charlton 22 4 34
6 Sheff Wed 22 12 33
7 Peterborough 21 1 33
8 MK Dons 23 -4 33
9 Oldham 21 5 32
10 Hartlepool 21 -3 32
11 Rochdale 22 4 31
12 Colchester 21 0 31
13 Brentford 22 -1 31
14 Plymouth 23 -6 30
15 Exeter 23 -7 30
16 Notts County 21 1 29
17 Carlisle 21 5 28
18 Swindon 23 -4 28
19 Leyton Orient 21 -2 27
20 Tranmere 22 -8 26
21 Yeovil 22 -13 23
22 Bristol R 21 -14 22
23 Dag & Red 22 -15 18
24 Walsall 22 -20 18

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