Walsall Knocked Out of the Football Manager Cup

Round Two of the EFL Football Manager Cup is well underway and this afternoon saw Walsall's cyber side return to action as they faced Huddersfield Town with a view to earning a spot in the last sixteen.
Managed by supporter Ryan Duckhouse, the Saddlers earned their place in Round Two thanks to a two-nil victory over AFC Wimbledon, the Dons immediately sacking boss Rob Turvey as his side failed to lay a glove on Walsall.

This afternoon's match saw Walsall come up against Karlan Grant's Huddersfield Town, the striker guiding his side to a 1-0 win over Oldham Athletic, the Terriers amassing over forty shots on goal over the course of their opening game.

The Saddlers suffered a major setback in the first-half as they were reduced to ten men, midfielder Liam Kinsella seeing red shortly before the midway point in the first forty-five.

And the Saddlers were almost dealt a double blow as the Terriers were awarded a penalty in the first-half, but thankfully manager Karlan Grant's alter-ego was unable to slot home as the ball went wide of goal.

Despite being down to ten men the Saddlers had a few openings of their own but were ultimately defeated as a goal from on-loan Benfica forward Chris Willock proved to be enough to send Grant's side through to the Third Round.

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