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  • English League 1
  • 4 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Bescot Stadium
  • Attendance: 4,038
WalsallWalsallvPortsmouthPortsmouth
2
  • Brandy, 29
  • Grigg, 40
0

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Match ends, Walsall 2, Portsmouth 0.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Walsall 2, Portsmouth 0.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. James Baxendale (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90 mins:Attempt missed. William Grigg (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

89 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

89 mins:Attempt blocked. David Connolly (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88 mins:Substitution, Walsall. James Chambers replaces Malvind Benning.

86 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Adam Webster.

86 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

84 mins:Attempt saved. David Connolly (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

84 mins:Foul by Craig Westcarr (Walsall).

84 mins:Lee Williamson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Corner, Walsall.

83 mins:Attempt saved. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

82 mins:Foul by Andrew Butler (Walsall).

82 mins:Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Corner, Walsall.

81 mins:Attempt saved. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

81 mins:Attempt missed. James Baxendale (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

80 mins:Attempt saved. Scott Allan (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

76 mins:Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

76 mins:Lee Williamson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Substitution, Walsall. James Baxendale replaces Febian Brandy.

73 mins:Attempt blocked. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

73 mins:Foul by Lee Williamson (Portsmouth).

73 mins:Jamie Paterson (Walsall) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Foul by Darel Russell (Portsmouth).

72 mins:Craig Westcarr (Walsall) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Foul by Febian Brandy (Walsall).

70 mins:Darel Russell (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

68 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Downing (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

67 mins:Corner, Walsall.

66 mins:Foul by David Connolly (Portsmouth).

66 mins:Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Ashley Harris replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

64 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

64 mins:Corner, Walsall.

63 mins:Foul by Lubomir Michalik (Portsmouth).

63 mins:William Grigg (Walsall) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Butler (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

62 mins:Corner, Walsall.

62 mins:Attempt saved. Malvind Benning (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

61 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. David Connolly tries a through ball, but David Connolly is caught offside.

60 mins:Attempt missed. William Grigg (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

57 mins:Foul by Darel Russell (Portsmouth).

57 mins:Malvind Benning (Walsall) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Foul by Paul Benson (Portsmouth).

54 mins:Andrew Butler (Walsall) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Williamson (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

51 mins:Attempt saved. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

50 mins:Attempt missed. David Connolly (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Paterson (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

46 mins:Foul by Paul Benson (Portsmouth).

46 mins:Andrew Butler (Walsall) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Scott Allan replaces Liam Walker.

Second Half begins Walsall 2, Portsmouth 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Walsall 2, Portsmouth 0.

45+2 mins:Foul by Jamie Paterson (Walsall).

45+2 mins:Lee Williamson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Hand ball by Malvind Benning (Walsall).

42 mins:Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Portsmouth).

42 mins:Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Goal! Walsall 2, Portsmouth 0. William Grigg (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Febian Brandy.

40 mins:Attempt saved. Febian Brandy (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

39 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.

37 mins:Attempt blocked. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36 mins:Foul by Darel Russell (Portsmouth).

36 mins:Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Attempt saved. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

33 mins:Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Portsmouth).

33 mins:Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Goal! Walsall 1, Portsmouth 0. Febian Brandy (Walsall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by William Grigg with a headed pass.

29 mins:Corner, Walsall.

28 mins:Attempt blocked. William Grigg (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28 mins:Foul by William Grigg (Walsall).

28 mins:Adam Webster (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Portsmouth).

27 mins:Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

24 mins:Foul by Paul Benson (Portsmouth).

24 mins:Paul Downing (Walsall) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

23 mins:Corner, Walsall.

19 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

18 mins:Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).

18 mins:William Grigg (Walsall) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

13 mins:Attempt missed. David Connolly (Portsmouth) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Mustapha Dumbuya with a cross.

12 mins:Foul by Darel Russell (Portsmouth).

12 mins:Craig Westcarr (Walsall) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Paterson (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

10 mins:Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

10 mins:Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by Lee Williamson (Portsmouth).

9 mins:Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Foul by Lee Williamson (Portsmouth).

7 mins:Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

6 mins:Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Portsmouth).

6 mins:Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Walker with a cross.

3 mins:Foul by Febian Brandy (Walsall).

3 mins:Darel Russell (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Offside, Walsall. William Grigg tries a through ball, but William Grigg is caught offside.

1 mins:Attempt missed. William Grigg (Walsall) header from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross.

1 mins:Corner, Walsall.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 4 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Bescot Stadium
  • Attendance: 4,038
WalsallWalsallvPortsmouthPortsmouth
2
  • Brandy, 29
  • Grigg, 40
0

match report

Febian Brandy and Will Grigg gave Walsall their fourth win in five games and condemned Portsmouth to a 2-0 defeat at the Banks's Stadium.

Pompey have now gone 14 games without a win, but they showed plenty of spirit and received great support from their 486 travelling fans.

Portsmouth were the better side in the opening 20 minutes and should have gone in front when a great ball into the box from Adam Webster found Paul Benson unmarked, but he volleyed over the bar with only the goalkeeper to beat.

That proved expensive when Walsall scored in the 29th minute, Jamie Paterson's cross being headed across goal by Grigg leaving Brandy to notch his fourth goal of the season from close range.

Worse was to come for Pompey when, five minutes from the interval, Adam Chambers released Brandy and when the ball rebounded from Pompey keeper Simon Eastwood, Grigg was able to poke home his eighth goal of the campaign.

Pompey fought hard late on and Karl Darlow made fine saves from David Connolly and Scott Allan, but the Saddlers claimed the points.

team line-up

28Karl Darlow
20Malvind Benning88
22Paul Downing
4Andrew Butler
14Ben Purkiss
7Adam Chambers
27Sam Mantom
9William Grigg
29Craig Westcarr
12Febian Brandy74
10Jamie Paterson

substitutes

17George Bowerman
2Richard Taundry
24James Baxendale74
25James Chambers88
1David Grof
6Nicky Featherstone
11Ashley Hemmings

referee

Simon Hooper

team line-up

13Simon Eastwood
2Mustapha Dumbuya
20Lubomir Michalik
18Johannes Ertl
22Adam Webster86
26Nathaniel Mendez-Laing65
19Darel Russell
6Liam Walker46
7Lee Williamson
14Paul Benson
9David Connolly

substitutes

1Phil Smith
3Jon Harley
35Jed Wallace86
16Gabor Gyepes
23Scott Allan46
21Ashley Harris65

referee

Simon Hooper

match stats

possession %5445
shots on target112
shots off target115
corners84
tackles won00
offsides12