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We've met before: Walsall

8 December 2016

Club News

We've met before: Walsall

8 December 2016

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Town looking for first ever win over Walsall on Saturday

Fleetwood Town will be looking to end an unwanted run on failing to win against Walsall on Saturday.


Uwe Rosler’s side host the Saddlers at Highbury as Town return to Sky Bet League One action.

Both sides first faced each other in the first round of the FA Cup back in 2010.The Cod Army, who were in the National League at the time, managed a superb 1-1 draw with their League One counterparts.

Since then, including the FA Cup replay, Town have lost all six of the meetings between the two sides, having managed just one goal in that time.

Walsall on the other hand, have managed to score eleven times, winning all four times the two sides have met in Sky Bet League One.

In 2015, the Cod Army once again faced Walsall in the first round of the FA Cup, this time losing 2-0 with goals from George Evans and Anthony Forde.

The 2016/17 season is Walsall’s tenth consecutive season in Sky Bet League One, compared to Fleetwood’s third.

The last time Fleetwood hosted the Saddlers was back in March, with the visitors proving too strong once again, winning the game 1-0. Devante Cole almost claimed a point for Town, forcing Walsall keeper Neil Etheridge into a fantastic save in the dying moments of the game.


Tom Bradshaw, who has since moved to Championship side Barnsley, scored his 14th league goal of the season that day, as Walsall moved up to third in a bid to gain automatic promotion.

Despite the history between the two clubs, Fleetwood will go into this game in high spirits having only lost once at home all season. 

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