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28 March 2013 : Yeovil Town vs Walsall : Opposition Form Guide
Saturday afternoon's opponents Walsall have followed a fairly similar path to Yeovil Town throughout the season. Rated by the bookies as mere cannon fodder, and nailed on for relegation, they've gradually built up their from throughout the season, and have quietly sneaked their way into a position Where they could easily grab a play-off position.

Like Yeovil Town, they'd be in a far higher position were it not for a couple of bad parts during the season. When we met them at the Bescot Stadium in mid-December, they'd not won in 13 matches. Yet during 2013, they've lost only once, winning nine out of their 15 matches. They are the reason why Gary Johnson didn't walk away with the January 2013 Manager of the Month award - Saddlers boss Dean Smith did instead.

Again like Yeovil, their rise up the table has been thanks to a striker in fairly incredible form. Will Grigg is a Northern Ireland international who was rejected by Birmingham City as a schoolboy, before being picked up by Walsall's increasingly productive local scouting system. Moving through their Youth ranks, he only scored his first professional goal two years ago, yet is now Paddy Madden's main rival for the League One golden boot, with 18 strikes to his name. Grigg has a minor hamstring strain, and so his availability on Friday may go down to the wire, but they may want to keep him at least on the bench in case he is needed.

They also have able outlets through Jamie Paterson and the pace of Febian Brandy so can not be seen as one man team. More startling is that their club's progress has required little use of the loan system - they currently have just two players borrowed from another club, both signed up during the last week.

Walsall are currently unbeaten since February 2nd, and with Grigg scoring eight goals in his last five outings, they will be a force to be reckoned with. At the December 2012 Bescot Stadium meeting, we got out of jail a little - 2-0 down and deservedly so, to goals from Jamie Paterson and Will Grigg, but in the final 15 minutes, Yeovil started to play a little bit, and goals from Reuben Reid and a last minute Sam Foley strike gave us a point that in all honesty we didn't really deserve. The Glovers will hopefully play better than they did on that day.

Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Walsall

12/12/1936AwayFAC2D1-1Doncaster
17/12/1936HomeFAC2RL0-1
05/11/1960AwayFAC1W1-0Taylor
16/11/1991HomeFAC1D1-14653Wilson
27/11/1991AwayFAC1RW1-03869Cooper
10/09/2005HomeCCL1W2-15979Jevons 65, Gall 70
03/12/2005AwayFAC2L0-24580
21/03/2006AwayCCL1W2-04464Harrold 24, Davies 33
08/01/2008HomeCCL1L0-24319
09/02/2008AwayCCL1L0-25034
09/08/2008HomeCCL1D1-14518Tomlin 10
28/02/2009AwayCCL1L0-23916
01/12/2009HomeCCL1L1-33508Obika 30
23/02/2010AwayCCL1W1-02929S Williams 5
02/10/2010AwayNPL1W1-03172Virgo 70
12/03/2011HomeNPL1D1-13737A Williams 45
20/08/2011AwayNPL1D1-14247G Williams 42
17/03/2012HomeNPL1W2-13705A Williams 63, 84
15/12/2012AwayNPL1D2-23160Reid 78, Foley 90


Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Walsall

HomeAwayOverall
WDLFAWDLFAWDLFA
23381153310107661821

RECENT RESULTS

26/02/2013Carlisle UnitedAwayNPL1W3-03266Grigg 3, 66, 86
02/03/2013Shrewsbury TownHomeNPL1W3-15496Grigg 30, 54, Westcarr 47
09/03/2013Swindon TownAwayNPL1D2-28407Grigg 32, Paterson 90
12/03/2013Tranmere RoversHomeNPL1W2-03775Grigg 50, Westcarr 57
16/03/2013Crawley TownHomeNPL1D2-25003Grigg 90, Paterson 90
23/03/2013Hartlepool UnitedAwayNPL1D0-03065


FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

CLUB GOALSCORERS
Name LGE FAC FAT LGC CC Total
Will Grigg18001019
Jamie Paterson9100010
George Bowerman610007
Febian Brandy600006
James Baxendale400004
Andy Butler300003
Florent Cuvelier200103
Craig Westcarr200002
Ashley Hemmings100102
Sam Mantom200002
Dean Holden200002
Richard Taundry010001
Paul Downing100001
Own Goals100001

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Highest League Attendance: 5496, vs Shrewsbury Town, 02/03/2013
Lowest League Attendance: 2787, vs Scunthorpe United, 06/11/2012
Average League Attendance: 3902

CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS

Games Without A Win: 2 Games Without A Home Win: 1
Games Without An Away Win: 2 Games Without Defeat: 10
Games Without A Home Defeat: 11 Games Without An Away Defeat: 5
Games Without A Draw: 0 Games Without A Score Draw: 1
Games Without A No-Score Draw: 0 Games Without Scoring: 1
Games Without Conceding: 1 Home Results Sequence: WWDWWD
Away Results Sequence: LWDWDD Overall Results Sequence: WWDWDD


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