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Walsall Paper Review

15 February 2016

What the press made of The Saddlers draw

The Chronicle
Crewe Alex stretched their unbeaten run to five games with a well-earned draw at home to second-placed Walsall.
Brad Inman's early second-half header earned the Alex a share of the spoils after Tom Bradshaw had handed Walsall the lead from the penalty spot on 31 minutes.
It was no less than Davis's men deserved as they continued their good run of form that has seen them give themselves a fighting chance of staying in League One.

The Sentinel
BRAD Inman scored his sixth goal in six games, as Crewe made it five games unbeaten for the first time since September 2012 with a well-earned point against high-flying Walsall at Gresty Road.
Second-placed Walsall, with the best away record in the Football League, were much the better in the first half and deservedly led through Tom Bradshaw's penalty just after the half hour. The Welshman had seen two earlier efforts saved by the terrific Ben Garratt who was the reason the Alex went in to the break only one behind.
Steve Davis's side improved after the break, and deserved their point come the final whistle, made possible thanks to Brad Inman's 48th minute header, his sixth in his six games.

The Express & Star
Walsall were forced to make do with just a point following an entertaining 1-1 draw with Crewe at Gresty Road.
A 32nd minute penalty from Tom Bradshaw put the Saddlers ahead in a first half which Sean O’Driscoll’s side dominated.
Walsall should have been three goals up even before the deadlock was broken with Bradshaw twice going close and Romaine Sawyers seeing a one-on-one saved.
But Crewe improved after the interval and pulled level through Brad Inman. Both teams then went in search of winner but to no avail.
The result sees the Saddlers drop to third in League One with Gillingham moving above them and into the automatic promotion spots.

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