UK time is: 08:21:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Walsall 1 - Swansea 3

Banks's Stadium

27/08/07

Attendance:

Walsall 1 Swansea City 3

Roberto Martinez's side recovered from conceding an early goal to win their first game of the season 3-1 away at Walsall. Scotland was on the scoresheet yet again while Andy Robinson grabbed a brace.

Walsall dominated the early exchanges as the Swans seemed half asleep. De Vries had already been forced to make one save when Walsall took the lead after just over 5 minutes. The otherwise impressive Bodde was caught in possession inside his own half and Hall was released down the right flank, he badly miss-hit his shot put it crawled across the six yard box & as none of the Swansea defence were able to deal with it, Butler slid in to finish at the back post.

The goal seemed to spark the Swans into action, and they started to try and keep the ball on the deck rather than hitting aimless long balls like they had been for the first 5 minutes. Robinson found himself in space on the left & cut inside to release a shot that deflected off Duffy`s head into the goal.

The Swans continued to dominate and were soon ahead thanks to a disputed Jason Scotland goal. Scotland found himself free in a similar position to Robinson and drilled his shot against the post, the ball came back out, hit keeper Ince on the back & was judged to have crossed the line despite the Walsall defender`s best efforts to clear on the line.

by Murton_Jack
'Monk did ok but Lawrence was all over the place.'.
Walsall came back into the game just before half time. Hall was left unmarked at the back post and his looping header beat De Vries but hit the cross bar and came back down on the line. Despite this narrow escape the Swans defence continued to present chances to Walsall and Leon Britton was forced to clear an effort off the line from a corner.

The decisive point in the game came after an hour when Duffy raced through on goal, he was brought down by Roper and the ref pointed at the stop and showed the Walsall defender the red card. Robinson wrestled the ball from Scotland to take the penalty and made no mistake, powering the ball pat Ince.

Even with 10 men, Walsall continued to cause the shaky Swansea defence some problems with De Vries being forced into a couple of decent saves and Bodde clearing an effort from Sonko off the line.

The Swans were by far the better team, dominated possession and looked dangerous going forward. But defensively they looked vulnerable, with Lawrence looking particularly shaky at the back.

Related Links:

Match Stats
Match Reaction




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Murton_Jack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 27 2007

Time: 10:09PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. keith margam 51
2. Swan_Lady2 49
3. KevinE 11
4. ottawa_swan 8
5. eye_nose_hat 7
6. Aussie_Swan 6
7. shearers boots 3
8. bluebird 2
9. Phil W 1
10. jonno1 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swansea 0 - 1 Chelsea
Hull City 1 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 3 - 0 Norwich
Arsenal 2 - 2 Swansea
Everton 3 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 1 - 2 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Crystal Palace 33 11 4 18 -15 37
13. Hull City 33 10 6 17 -6 36
14. Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 -14 34
15. Swansea 34 8 9 17 -5 33
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32
18. Fulham 34 9 3 22 -40 30

Breaking League News

It`s Good to Talk
Fulham : 16/04/2014 07:43:00
Everton V Crystal Palace
Everton : 16/04/2014 07:40:00
And Another Bites the Dust
Man Utd : 16/04/2014 07:34:00
Sam Bemoans Defensive Mistakes
West Ham : 16/04/2014 07:31:00
Costa Is The Man!
Chelsea : 16/04/2014 07:30:00
Ref Watch: Webb to officiate Cardiff v Stoke
Stoke : 15/04/2014 22:04:00
Begovic wins Chelsea man of the match poll
Stoke : 15/04/2014 21:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your man of the Match vs Chelsea
Suggested By:  
Vorm 0%
Rangel 0%
Chico 10%
Williams 10%
Davies 0%
Routledge 40%
Shelvey 0%
Britton 10%
Dyer 0%
Hernandez 10%
Bony 10%
Amat 10%