Fleetwood 0 Walsall 1

Tom Hitchcock starts for Town
Tom Hitchcock starts for Town

Conor McLaughlin returns to the Fleetwood Town side who also name Tom Hitchcock in their starting eleven.

Romaine Sawyers scored the only goal of the afternoon, capitalising on a mix up at the back between Steven Schumacher and Mark Roberts to stab home from 15 yards.

Town didn’t get going until Graham Alexander had made his final substitution, Antoni Sarcevic and Nick Haughton breathing life into Town, who finally found their tempo and rhthym.

Richard O’Donnell, who had denied Martin Paterson in the first half, came to the rescue of the Saddlers late on, denying Stephen Dobbie from close range.

Paul Downing’s clearance on the line stopped Paterson claiming an equaliser on his Highbury debut - Town out of luck and unable to turn back to back wins into a run.