Shrewsbury 1-0 Walsall- Report
Report of match 14th October 2012
Shrewsbury 1-0 Walsall- Report.
Parry strike sinks Saddlers
Paul Parry's goal proved enough to lift Shrewsbury out of the bottom four in League One as they saw off local rivals Walsall 1-0.
But Shrewsbury's victory, just their third of the season, owed much to an outstanding display from goalkeeper Chris Weale.
The former Leicester man produced four stunning saves inside the opening 15 minutes, the pick of them when he tipped a Florent Cuvelier shot round a post.
Weale also made fine stops to deny both Jamie Paterson and Adam Chambers as the Saddlers came flying out of the blocks.
Shrewsbury had carried no threat until they broke the deadlock totally against the run of play in the 25th minute. Walsall were unable to clear a corner and when Asa Hall's shot came back off the bar, former Wales international Parry reacted quickest to stab in the rebound.
Walsall continued to pepper the Shrewsbury goal in the second half, Andy Butler heading against the crossbar, while Weale pulled off another fine stop from George Bowerman.
Shrewsbury might have doubled their lead when Marvin Morgan set up Parry only for his 15-yard shot to come back off the bar.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Sunday, 14th October 2012 Kick off: 15:30 Venue: New Meadow|
|1 - 0||Walsall
|11||Jon Taylor (Bradshaw 88)|
|17||Paul Parry (Wright 75)|
|7||Mark Wright (Parry 75)|
|9||Tom Bradshaw (Taylor 88)|
|24||James Baxendale (Williams 70)|
|8||Florent Cuvelier (Hemmings 56)|
|17||George Bowerman (Brandy 75)|
|11||Ashley Hemmings (Cuvelier 56)|
|12||Febian Brandy (Bowerman 75)|
|19||Aaron Williams (Baxendale 70)|
|Shrewsbury Tn. cards shown|
|70 mins||Marvin Morgan||Unsporting behaviour|
|Walsall cards shown|
|90+1 mins||Dan Butler||Unsporting behaviour|