UP NEXT  Bescot Banter logo CHELTENHAM TOWN (AWAY) - SATURDAY, 31ST JULY 2021 - 3.00PM

Darrell Clarke Disappointed as Walsall Snatch a Draw From the Jaws of Victory

Walsall manager Darrell Clarke has spoken to the press following Saturday's three-all draw between the Saddlers and Exeter City and admitted he was disappointed after his side let slip a comfortable three-nil lead, allowing their opponents to take a share of the spoils.
The Saddlers made a tremendous start to the game and were three goals up within thirty-one minutes of kick-off as they netted via a Pierce Sweeney own goal, Caolan Lavery's seventh of the season, and Josh Gordon's sixth of the campaign.

But the second-placed Grecians battled back with two Ryan Bowman goals before half-time before former Manchester United winger Lee Martin equalised eighteen minutes into the second-half, sparing his side's blushes as their recent unbeaten spell appeared to be coming to an end.

Mansfield-born Clarke sought to point out the positives but was ultimately disappointed as his team let slip a comfortable lead to take just a point form a long away trip to Devon.

Speaking to the assembled media, Darrell said; "We’re obviously disappointed. Let’s not kid ourselves, we were three-nil up. We have to give Exeter credit, that’s why they’re in the top seven.

"We get ourselves in a very healthy position and then our defending at the back end of the first half was shocking. We re-grouped at half-time. I thought the tactical change helped the team in all honesty.

"Their third goal comes from a little bit of fortune and we’re in it all the way with chances at the end of the game. We appreciate the fans coming down a long way, great support again today. We’re disappointed not to get the three points."

Don't forget you can join us across social media, we're @BescotBanter on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also find the very latest Saddlers news and updates on Google News.

We've launched a brand new newsletter. To secure yours, visit newsletter.bescotbanter.net and subscribe to our regular updates.

Bescot Banter logo Fantasy Premier League is back!
CLICK HERE to add your team to the BBEFL!
 Twitter     Facebook     Instagram     Google News