WALSALL. Walsall tops Gillingham with a 2-0 win with a goal from I. Hutchinson (50′) and a goal from C. Wilkinson (90′).
The match was played at the Poundland Bescot Stadium stadium in Walsall on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Sunny Sukhvir Gill who was helped by Samuel Ogles and Billy Smallwood. The 4th official was Dumitru-Ravel Cheosiaua. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 11.8 degrees Celsius or 53.22 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 82%.
- 49 Ball Possession 51
- 12 Total 14
- 6 On Target 0
- 2 Off Target 8
- 4 Shots blocked 6
- 109 Attack 97
- 51 Dangerous attack 53
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 7 Corners 4
- 10 Total 14
- 2 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 4
None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Walsall was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Gillingham that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Gillingham was putting more pressure with 53 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 0 were on target. Nevertheless, Walsall was capable to find the solution to win this encounter.
Walsall shot 12 times, 6 on target, 2 off target. Regarding the opposition, Gillingham shot 13 times, 0 on target, 8 off target.
Walsall received 2 yellow cards (B. Comley and Isaac Hutchinson). Regarding the opposition, Gillingham received 1 yellow card (Aiden O’Brien).
After playing this match, Walsall will have 48 points like Tranmere Rovers to remain in the 13th place. On the other side, Gillingham will stay with 38 points like Harrogate Town to hold in the 20th place.
In the next match in the League Two, Walsall will play away with Harrogate Town on the 18th of April with a 1-1 head to head statistic.
Gillingham will host Leyton Orient on the 18th of April with a 6-5 head to head record in favor of Leyton Orient (4 draws).
Walsall – Formation
Walsall started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Michael John Flynn decided to play with the following team: Owen Evans, Donervon Joseph Daniels, Emmanuel Monthe, Oisin McEntee, Liam Kinsella, Jacob Maddox, Brandon Comley, Joe Riley, Isaac Hutchinson, Andrew Williams and Tom Knowles.
The home team had on the bench: Jackson Smith, Yann Songo’o, Liam Gordon, Ronan Maher, Conor Wilkinson, Joe Low and Mathew Stevens.
Walsall could not rely on the presence of Joe Low (injured).
Walsall made 4 changes: Jacob Maddox for Joe Low (53′), Andy Williams for Conor Wilkinson (74′), Tom Knowles for Mathew Stevens (81′) and Joe Riley for Yann Songo’o (81′).
Gillingham – Formation
Gillingham started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Neil Harris played with: Glenn Morris, Timothee Dieng, Cheye Alexander, Conor Masterson, David Tutonda, Shaun Williams, Max Ehmer, George Lapslie, Tom Nichols, Aiden O’Brien and Oliver Hawkins.
The following players were sitting on the bench: Will Wright, Alexander MacDonald, Jake Turner, Tristan Abrahams, Robbie McKenzie and Dom Jeffries.
Gillingham made 4 changes: George Lapslie for Alex MacDonald (58′), David Tutonda for Robbie McKenzie (74′), Timothée Dieng for Dom Jefferies (75′) and Cheye Alexander for Tristan Abrahams (90′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the League Two.
- Bradford City – Hartlepool United – 2-2
- Tranmere Rovers – Newport County – 1-3
- Walsall – Gillingham – 2-0
- Stockport County – Mansfield Town – 1-1
- Salford City – Doncaster Rovers – 3-1
- Rochdale – Swindon Town – 4-4
- Northampton Town – Crewe Alexandra – 1-0
- Leyton Orient – Colchester United – 2-2
- Harrogate Town – Barrow – 1-0
- Carlisle United – Stevenage – 0-0
- AFC Wimbledon – Crawley Town – 0-1