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Walsall 1-0 Scunthorpe United

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Kieron Morris’ early strike ended Scunthorpe’s run of six league wins on the spin as victory lifted Walsall into the top half of League One.After a quiet start, Walsall led after 13 minutes as Morris let fly from the left-hand corner of the box, 20 yards out, and his rocket took a slight deflection to beat Scunthorpe goalkeeper Matt Gilks.Florent Cuvelier came close to doubling the Saddlers’ lead on the half-hour with a dipping 25-yard half-volley that flashed narrowly over Gilks’ bar.

And right at the end of a first half that Walsall bossed, Gilks had to be alert to tip Erhun Oztumer’s 20-yard strike around the post.Walsall had a golden chance to seal the points after 58 minutes as Luke Leahy was tripped in the box by Rory McArdle but Gilks spared his skipper’s blushes with a fine penalty save from Oztumer.Scunthorpe nearly pinched a point in stoppage time as substitute Clayton Lewis’ 30-yard thunderbolt was scooped off the line at the second attempt by Walsall stopper Mark Gillespie after he fumbled the initial strike.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsWalsall1Gillespie15Kinsella14Wilson5Guthrie3Leahy7Chambers8CuvelierSubstituted forFlanaganat 74’minutes19IsmailSubstituted forDevlinat 83’minutes10Oztumer11Morris20BakayokoSubstituted forAgyeiat 85’minutesSubstitutes6Devlin9Jackson17Flanagan24Roberts25Kouhyar32Agyei37GanleyScunthorpe1Gilks22SuttonBooked at 85mins23McArdle21Burgess5Wallace16Adelakun12Bishop19HolmesBooked at 16minsSubstituted forLewisat 84’minutes11Morris9MaddenSubstituted forvan Veenat 62’minutes14HopperSubstituted forChurchat 63’minutesSubstitutes3Townsend4Crofts10van Veen15Lewis20Goode30Church31WatsonReferee:Scott OldhamAttendance:3,865Match StatsHome TeamWalsallAway TeamScunthorpePossessionHome55%Away45%ShotsHome11Away8Shots on TargetHome5Away1CornersHome5Away3FoulsHome7Away9Live TextPosted at Match ends, Walsall 1, Scunthorpe United 0.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Walsall 1, Scunthorpe United 0.Posted at 90’+5′ Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 90’+4′ Foul by Reece Flanagan (Walsall).Posted at 90’+4′ Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+3′ Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 90’+3′ Foul by Simon Church (Scunthorpe United).Posted at 90’+2′ Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Luke Leahy.Posted at 90’+1′ Attempt saved. Liam Kinsella (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Nicky Devlin (Walsall).Posted at 90’+1′ Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90′ Foul by Kieron Morris (Walsall).Posted at 90′ Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.BookingPosted at 85′ Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.SubstitutionPosted at 85′ Substitution, Walsall. Daniel Agyei replaces Amadou Bakayoko.Posted at 85′ Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 85′ Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).SubstitutionPosted at 84′ Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Clayton Lewis replaces Duane Holmes.SubstitutionPosted at 83′ Substitution, Walsall. Nicky Devlin replaces Zeli Ismail.Posted at 80′ Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).Posted at 80′ Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 74′ Substitution, Walsall. Reece Flanagan replaces Florent Cuvelier.Posted at 70′ Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 70′ Foul by Zeli Ismail (Walsall).Posted at 70′ Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 66′ Attempt missed. Adam Chambers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.Posted at 65′ Attempt blocked. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 64′ Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.SubstitutionPosted at 63′ Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Simon Church replaces Tom Hopper.SubstitutionPosted at 62′ Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Paddy Madden.Posted at 61′ Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 59′ Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.Posted at 59′ Penalty saved! Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 58′ Penalty Walsall. Luke Leahy draws a foul in the penalty area.Posted at 58′ Penalty conceded by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.Posted at 56′ Attempt saved. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 50′ Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Rory McArdle.Posted at 49′ Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Rory McArdle.Posted at 48′ Attempt missed. Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.Posted at 48′ Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Adam Chambers.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Black Country