All posts tagged with: Romaine Sawyers

Walsall Season Preview: summer rebuild

Walsall always prioritize financial sustainability over short-term results. Based on their steady progress over the last half a decade, it is hard to argue with such a frugal approach. While high gates have allowed fellow play-off competitors Millwall and Bradford to retain the core of their squad, a lack of summer investment has seen Walsall… Read more →

Hecky wins battle of caretaker bosses

It seems unusual for two caretaker managers to go head-to-head in a play-off semi-final, but that was the case for Paul Heckingbottom and Jon Whitney. It was ‘Hecky’s troops that proved victorious after a fluid performance of passing football, thanks to Jason Demetriou’s own goal and Sam Winnall’s second half brace. Walsall lacked intensity. In the first half, Paul… Read more →

Hiwula winner sinks timid Shrimpers

Jordi Hiwula’s dramatic winner breathed life into Walsall’s automatic promotion charge, as Jon Whitney’s side completed a 1-0 win over Southend. The visitors defended from deep for much of the game and stayed level through a combination of resolute defending, poor opposition shooting and a Daniel Bentley masterclass. Their resistance held until the 88th minute when Hiwula’s header… Read more →