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Walsall Pheonix 2 v 1 Shirley Athletic

Shirley went into this fixture unbeaten in their last 11 Premiership games, knowing that another win would take them top of the AFA Prem.

Shirley went into this fixture unbeaten in their last 11 Premiership games, knowing that another win would take them top of the AFA Prem.

The gaffers pre-match talk, was not to enter any game with complacency, or to expect maximum point without putting in the effort. Sadly, their ignorance cost them!

Walsall Pheonix hassled Shirley right from the kick off, taking an early lead.

Shirley rode their luck on a few occassions, and counted themselves lucky it was not three or four down by half time.

On the hour mark, a long ‘hopeful’ ball by Shirley looked to be headed for a goalkick, but the left back headed the ball back goalwards, which found the net...were Shirley going to end up on Crimewatch for nicking something from this game?

But no, Walsall deservedly went ahead after 75 mins, the better team securing the victory.

They take on Flamengo at tHe Glades on Saturday - kick off 230pm

 

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