Albion 2 – 1 Walsall

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First home win, but it came from what was a tight nervy game until Ash Barnes broke his 2010-11 duck in the second half. Walsall came to spoil and harry, and edged the first half for me.

Murray and Barnes were superb yesterday up front, Murray should have scored a few, but crossing for Barnes’ goal was consolation of sorts. After that the Albion dominated, and even more so when a red card was shown at Withdean which wasn’t aimed at one of our players! Nice one. Marcos Painter scored an easy header to make it two and notch up his first competitive goal.

It was downhill all the way after that, although the ref felt guilty enough about sending their player off that he intercepted a pass between our back line and played Walsall through for a late consolation goal in injury time.

Best performances: Elphick was superb at the back. Barnes tried hard and deserved his goal, sheer effort making up for his poor touch and turkey-style running. Calderon was busy down the right wing. Murray gave a masterclass in leading the line, deserving a goal or two as well. But I’m giving man of the match to Painter, he really enjoyed himself and was running the Walsall right flank ragged.

The Hovian’s Team performance :  6 out 10

The Hovian’s Man of the Match :  Marcos Painter

Npower League One table

Sunday, 29 August 2010 00:00 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Npower League One table
1 Sheff Wed 4 8 10
2 Peterborough 4 4 9
3 Carlisle 4 5 8
4 Oldham 4 4 8
5 Bournemouth 4 6 7
6 Huddersfield 4 3 7
7 Brighton 4 1 7
8 Charlton 4 1 7
9 Colchester 4 1 6
10 Walsall 4 0 6
11 MK Dons 3 -1 6
12 Rochdale 4 1 5
13 Hartlepool 4 -3 5
14 Southampton 3 3 4
15 Leyton Orient 4 0 4
16 Yeovil 4 -2 4
17 Plymouth 4 -3 4
18 Notts County 4 -5 4
19 Bristol R 4 -6 4
20 Swindon 4 -2 2
21 Exeter 3 -3 2
22 Tranmere 4 -4 2
23 Dag & Red 3 -3 1
24 Brentford 4 -5 1

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2 Responses to “Albion 2 – 1 Walsall”

  1. glasfryn Says:

    good result
    next few days might be interesting
    very quiet at Withers though

    G

  2. The Hovian Says:

    I know buddy, big crowd too, Withdean is a morgue

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