Select a Team

Sky Bet League 1

Victoria Park, Hartlepool United (ATT 3,286) 7th February 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Woolmer

Hartlepool Hartlepool United vs Walsall Walsall

Williams denies Pools

Williams saves Saddlers

Last Updated: 07/02/09 6:20pm

  • Share:
Porter: On the mark

Porter: On the mark

Hartlepool and Walsall shared the spoils following an entertaining 2-2 draw at Victoria Park in which both teams needed to stage fightbacks to earn a point in a game that could have gone either way.

Walsall took the lead with their first attack. Sofiene Zaaboub floated in a high cross from the left for Troy Deeney to meet the ball as it landed and plant a right-foot volley into the corner of the net from 10 yards.

The home team struggled to get back into the game and found it difficult to create chances as Walsall took a firm grip on things.

But Hartlepool got a break after 36 minutes when Matty Robson crossed low from the left and from almost on the goal-line defender Anthony Gerrard sliced his attempted clearance into the roof of his own net.

After a slow start to the second half, Hartlepool took the lead after 64 minutes, top scorer Joel Porter sliding his shot home after an awful goal-kick from Clayton Ince landed at his feet.

But Walsall levelled with eight minutes left, Alex Nicholls crossing high from the right for sub Sam Williams, on loan from Aston Villa, to head in from close range.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33

Related