Walsall 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons- Match Report
Report of match 8th September 2012
Walsall 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons- Match Report.
Saddlers unseat Dons
A first-half goal by Walsall defender Dean Holden gave the Saddlers their first home league win of the season with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over MK Dons.
Holden was at the far post to volley in Jamie Paterson's 17th-minute corner and register his first goal for the club.
The Dons went close in the 13th minute when Ben Purkiss cleared a shot from Dean Bowditch off the line, and Bowditch then hit a post in the 19th minute.
Walsall had to hang on as they came under pressure from the visitors in the second half, but skipper Andy Butler and Holden were superb at the back and goalkeeper David Grof pulled off a superb save from substitute Alan Smith in stoppage time.
Daniel Powell was the danger man for the Dons but even he could not unlock a young Walsall defence.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 8th September 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Bescot Stadium|
|1 - 0||Milton Keynes
|11||Ashley Hemmings (Taundry 86)|
|24||James Baxendale (Jones 77)|
|17||George Bowerman (Williams 90+2)|
|2||Richard Taundry (Hemmings 86)|
|16||Jake Jones (Baxendale 77)|
|19||Aaron Williams (Bowerman 90+2)|
|26||Luke Chadwick (O'Shea 68)|
|9||Dean Bowditch (Smith 75)|
|14||Ryan Lowe (MacDonald 61)|
|10||Charlie MacDonald (Lowe 61)|
|11||Alan Smith (Bowditch 75)|
|23||James O'Shea (Chadwick 68)|
|Walsall cards shown|
|85 mins||Andy Taylor||Unsporting behaviour|
|Milton Keynes cards shown|
|6 mins||Shaun Williams||Unsporting behaviour|
|59 mins||Ryan Lowe||Unsporting behaviour|
|67 mins||Antony Kay||Unsporting behaviour|
|71 mins||James O'Shea||Unsporting behaviour|