Stevenage 3-1 Walsall- Report
Report of match 18th September 2012
Stevenage 3-1 Walsall- Report.
Unbeaten Boro march on
Greg Tansey's stunning strike helped high-flying Stevenage to their first home win of the season as they ended Walsall's five-match unbeaten run with a 3-1 triumph.
The Saddlers had pegged the hosts back after Robin Shroot's opener but Tansey opened his account for his new club in the most spectacular fashion as the Boro claimed a deserved three points - building on three successive home draws and extending their unbeaten league start.
After an uneventful opening 24 minutes Stevenage went ahead when Shroot controlled David Gray's long pass before firing a fine shot across David Grof and into the bottom corner.
Walsall drew level just before the hour mark when George Bowerman was given the simple task of heading Jamie Paterson's terrific cross into the net from a few yards.
However, Tansey produced something truly special after receiving the ball from Anthony Grant, his 30-yard effort rocketing into the top corner and leaving Grof grasping at thin air.
The hosts made the result safe with four minutes remaining when Tansey's precise cross picked out Lucas Akins at the back post and he volleyed into the ground and into the far corner.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Tuesday, 18th September 2012 Kick off: 19:45 Venue: Broadhall Way|
|3 - 1||Walsall
|15||Luke Freeman (Dunne 75)|
|24||Patrick Agyemang (Haber 60)|
|32||Robin Shroot (Risser 86)|
|8||James Dunne (Freeman 75)|
|9||Marcus Haber (Agyemang 60)|
|25||Oliver Risser (Shroot 86)|
|26||Andy Taylor (Taundry 79)|
|11||Ashley Hemmings (Grigg 54)|
|24||James Baxendale (Williams 77)|
|2||Richard Taundry (Taylor 79)|
|9||Will Grigg (Hemmings 54)|
|19||Aaron Williams (Baxendale 77)|
|Stevenage cards shown|
|43 mins||Anthony Grant||Unsporting behaviour|
|Walsall cards shown|