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Walsall   6 - 1   Bristol Rovers

Walsall 6-1 Bristol Rovers

Walsall 6-1 Bristol Rovers

Walsall thrashed Bristol Rovers to move off the bottom of the League One table.

Andy Butler headed in to put the hosts ahead and Matthew Gill smashed in a low shot to double the advantage.

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

Matt Richards struck from 25 yards to restore Walsall's lead, before Alex Nicholls' volley and a second Butler header completed the rout.


Bristol Rovers manager Dave Penney told BBC Radio Bristol:
"I'm hugely disappointed and shocked.

"Now I know why we are where we are. You can't have such a good performance against Swindon and Hartlepool and then play like that.

"Today there are no excuses, we weren't good enough."

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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Npower League One

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
  • Price 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 9
  • 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
  • 90:00+3:05 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:19 Attacking throw-in by Aaron Lescott (Walsall).
  • 90:00+1:45 Foul by Rene Howe (Bristol Rovers) on Andy Butler (Walsall). Free kick taken right-footed by David Bevan (Walsall) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+1:28 Attacking throw-in by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers).
  • 90:00+0:27 Attacking throw-in by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers).
  • 89:15 Attacking throw-in by Alex Nicholls (Walsall).
  • 88:47 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 88:37 Defending throw-in by Andy Butler (Walsall).
  • 87:56 Shot by Rene Howe (Bristol Rovers) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Andy Butler (Walsall).
  • 87:27 Foul by Darryl Westlake (Walsall) on Jeff Hughes (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken left-footed by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 86:55 Attacking throw-in by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers).
  • 86:39 Defending throw-in by Jamie Paterson (Walsall).
  • 86:17 Defending throw-in by Aaron Lescott (Walsall).
  • 85:47 Goal kick taken long by David Bevan (Walsall).
  • 85:32 Attacking throw-in by Will Hoskins (Bristol Rovers).
  • 84:32 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 83:41 Attacking throw-in by Rene Howe (Bristol Rovers).
  • 83:16 Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 82:39 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 81:28 Jeff Hughes (Bristol Rovers) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by David Bevan (Walsall) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 80:39 Shot by Alex Nicholls (Walsall) volleyed right-footed from right side of penalty area (20 yards), missed right.
  • 79:59 Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 79:46 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 78:56 Foul by William Grigg (Walsall) on Cian Bolger (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken right-footed by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 78:32 Goal kick taken long by David Bevan (Walsall).
  • 77:39 Foul by Matthew Richards (Walsall) on Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken right-footed by Will Hoskins (Bristol Rovers) from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 77:39 Substitution Bristol Rovers substitution: Carl Regan replaced by Cian Bolger (tactical).
  • 77:08 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 76:43 Foul by Alex Nicholls (Walsall) on Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 75:59 Shot by Matthew Richards (Walsall) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 75:59 Substitution Walsall substitution: Jonathan Macken replaced by Jamie Paterson (tactical).
  • 74:39 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) to near post, clearance by William Grigg (Walsall).
  • 74:12 Substitution Walsall substitution: Jason Price replaced by William Grigg (tactical).
  • 72:51 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Mathew Gill (Walsall) to centre, assist (header) by Andy Butler (Walsall) from left side of penalty area.Header by Andy Butler (Walsall) from left side of penalty area (12 yards),
  • 72:51 GOAL - Jason PriceWalsall 6 - 1 Bristol Rovers Goal by Jason Price (Walsall) right-footed (top-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Walsall 6-1 Bristol Rovers.
  • 71:28 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Matthew Richards (Walsall) to far post, clearance by David McCracken (Bristol Rovers).
  • 71:17 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 70:22 Foul by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) on Alex Nicholls (Walsall). Free kick taken right-footed by Darryl Westlake (Walsall) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 69:55 Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Walsall) on Jeff Hughes (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 68:48 Assist (pass) by Jonathan Macken (Walsall) from right side of penalty area.
  • 68:48 GOAL - Alex NichollsWalsall 5 - 1 Bristol Rovers Goal by Alex Nicholls (Walsall) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (20 yards).Walsall 5-1 Bristol Rovers.
  • 67:41 Foul by Jonathan Macken (Walsall) on David McCracken (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken left-footed by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 67:28 Goal kick taken long by David Bevan (Walsall).
  • 66:49 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) to near post, header by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed left.
  • 66:20 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) to near post, clearance by Matthew Richards (Walsall).
  • 65:55 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 65:15 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 64:52 Foul by David McCracken (Bristol Rovers) on Jason Price (Walsall). Free kick taken left-footed by Matthew Richards (Walsall) from right channel, passed.
  • 64:22 Attacking throw-in by Scott Davies (Bristol Rovers).
  • 64:01 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 63:41 Shot by Jeff Hughes (Bristol Rovers) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by David Bevan (Walsall).
  • 62:46 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) to near post, clearance by Jason Price (Walsall).
  • 62:42 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 62:38 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 61:37 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 61:02 Shot by Jason Price (Walsall) volleyed right-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed left.
  • 60:30 Will Hoskins (Bristol Rovers) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by David Bevan (Walsall) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 59:44 Defending throw-in by Aaron Lescott (Walsall).
  • 57:17 Foul by Rene Howe (Bristol Rovers) on Andy Butler (Walsall). Free kick taken right-footed by David Bevan (Walsall) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 56:45 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 55:53 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 55:28 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 54:44 Shot by Jonathan Macken (Walsall) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), blocked by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers).
  • 54:19 Attacking throw-in by Aaron Lescott (Walsall).
  • 53:07 Attacking throw-in by Scott Davies (Bristol Rovers).
  • 52:58 Goal kick taken long by David Bevan (Walsall).
  • 52:17 Attacking throw-in by Aaron Lescott (Walsall).
  • 51:57 Defending throw-in by Carl Regan (Bristol Rovers).
  • 49:23 GOAL - Matthew RichardsWalsall 4 - 1 Bristol Rovers Goal by Matthew Richards (Walsall) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right channel (35 yards).Walsall 4-1 Bristol Rovers.
  • 49:11 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 48:20 Assist (pass) by Will Hoskins (Bristol Rovers) from left channel.
  • 48:20 GOAL - Jeff HughesWalsall 3 - 1 Bristol Rovers Goal by Jeff Hughes (Bristol Rovers) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (20 yards).Walsall 3-1 Bristol Rovers.
  • 47:46 Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 47:41 Attacking throw-in by Scott Davies (Bristol Rovers).
  • 47:05 Goal kick taken long by David Bevan (Walsall).
  • 46:53 Attacking throw-in by Carl Regan (Bristol Rovers).
  • 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 Foul by Rene Howe (Bristol Rovers) on Oliver Lancashire (Walsall). Free kick taken right-footed by David Bevan (Walsall) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:01 Substitution Bristol Rovers substitution: Jo Kuffour replaced by Rene Howe (tactical).
  • 45:01 Substitution Bristol Rovers substitution: Ben Swallow replaced by Scott Davies (tactical).
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:03 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:53 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 45:00+0:50 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 45:00+0:33 Shot by Jonathan Macken (Walsall) volleyed right-footed from right side of penalty area (20 yards), missed right.
  • 44:09 GOAL - Julian GrayWalsall 3 - 0 Bristol Rovers Goal by Julian Gray (Walsall) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left channel (25 yards).Walsall 3-0 Bristol Rovers.
  • 43:20 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Mathew Gill (Walsall) to centre, clearance by David McCracken (Bristol Rovers).
  • 42:21 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 41:50 Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 41:25 Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 40:21 Foul by Jason Price (Walsall) on David McCracken (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 39:56 Foul by Dominic Blizzard (Bristol Rovers) on Jason Price (Walsall). Free kick taken right-footed by Mathew Gill (Walsall) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 39:33 Attacking throw-in by Aaron Lescott (Walsall).
  • 38:55 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Matthew Richards (Walsall) to centre, clearance by Carl Regan (Bristol Rovers).
  • 38:28 Defending throw-in by Carl Regan (Bristol Rovers).
  • 38:23 Attacking throw-in by Carl Regan (Bristol Rovers).
  • 38:05 Defending throw-in by Aaron Lescott (Walsall).
  • 37:27 Attacking throw-in by Carl Regan (Bristol Rovers).
  • 36:30 Goal kick taken short by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 36:18 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Matthew Richards (Walsall) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 35:22 Defending throw-in by Carl Regan (Bristol Rovers).
  • 35:01 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 34:44 Shot by Matthew Richards (Walsall) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 34:23 Foul by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers) on Jason Price (Walsall). Free kick taken left-footed by Matthew Richards (Walsall) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 33:32 Assist (pass) by Jonathan Macken (Walsall) from right channel.
  • 33:32 GOAL - Mathew GillWalsall 2 - 0 Bristol Rovers Goal by Mathew Gill (Walsall) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (20 yards).Walsall 2-0 Bristol Rovers.
  • 33:14 Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 32:38 Foul by Jason Price (Walsall) on Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 32:28 Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 31:52 Shot by Will Hoskins (Bristol Rovers) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by David Bevan (Walsall).
  • 29:24 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 27:55 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 26:37 Foul by Will Hoskins (Bristol Rovers) on Andy Butler (Walsall). Free kick taken right-footed by David Bevan (Walsall) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 26:12 Shot by Matthew Richards (Walsall) left-footed from right channel (35 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 25:58 Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 25:25 Defending throw-in by Carl Regan (Bristol Rovers).
  • 23:37 Shot by Dominic Blizzard (Bristol Rovers) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by David Bevan (Walsall).
  • 23:24 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 22:59 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 21:47 Foul by Darryl Westlake (Walsall) on Will Hoskins (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken right-footed by Will Hoskins (Bristol Rovers) from left channel (30 yards), clearance by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 21:36 Foul by Jonathan Macken (Walsall) on Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) from own half, passed.
  • 21:15 Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 20:17 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 19:50 Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 19:36 Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 19:23 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 17:33 Attacking throw-in by Carl Regan (Bristol Rovers).
  • 16:31 Assist (cross) by Matthew Richards (Walsall) from right wing.
  • 16:31 GOAL - Andy ButlerWalsall 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers Headed goal by Andy Butler (Walsall) (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (18 yards).Walsall 1-0 Bristol Rovers.
  • 16:06 Foul by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) on Mathew Gill (Walsall). Free kick taken left-footed by Matthew Richards (Walsall) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 15:01 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) to near post, save (punched) by David Bevan (Walsall).
  • 14:18 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers) to near post, clearance by Oliver Lancashire (Walsall).
  • 12:33 Attacking throw-in by Jeff Hughes (Bristol Rovers).
  • 11:09 Foul by Jonathan Macken (Walsall) on Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 10:37 Attacking throw-in by Aaron Lescott (Walsall).
  • 10:17 Attacking throw-in by Aaron Lescott (Walsall).
  • 9:11 Foul by Darryl Westlake (Walsall) on Dominic Blizzard (Bristol Rovers). Free kick taken left-footed by David McCracken (Bristol Rovers) from own half, passed.
  • 8:34 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Matthew Richards (Walsall) to far post, clearance by Ben Swallow (Bristol Rovers).
  • 5:15 Goal kick taken short by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 5:04 Shot by Jason Price (Walsall) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
  • 4:40 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Macken (Walsall).
  • 2:44 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Bristol Rovers).
  • 2:22 Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 1:58 Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Walsall).
  • 1:27 Attacking throw-in by Carl Regan (Bristol Rovers).
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Npower League One results

29 Jan 2011 23:59 UK


Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Brighton 25 25 49
2 Bournemouth 27 20 46
3 Huddersfield 26 10 43
4 Southampton 25 21 41
5 Oldham 26 2 40
6 MK Dons 27 -3 40
7 Peterborough 25 3 39
8 Charlton 24 6 38
9 Colchester 25 0 38
10 Rochdale 25 5 36
11 Carlisle 24 10 35
12 Sheff Wed 25 8 35
13 Exeter 26 -6 35
14 Hartlepool 25 -8 34
15 Plymouth 28 -10 33
16 Leyton Orient 24 2 32
17 Brentford 26 -4 32
18 Notts County 24 0 31
19 Swindon 27 -7 30
20 Tranmere 25 -8 30
21 Yeovil 26 -12 30
22 Bristol R 26 -21 27
23 Walsall 27 -18 23
24 Dag & Red 24 -15 21


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