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Walsall 1 Southend 1 - Joe Masi and Nathan Judah analysis - WATCH

By Nathan Judah | Walsall FC | Published:

Joe Masi spoke to Nathan Judah following the 1-1 draw with Southend at the Banks's Stadium.

Nathan Judah and Joe Masi

In a crunch relegation six-pointer at the Banks’s Stadium, the Saddlers entered the game knowing they had to end a run of six consecutive defeats.

But after Simon Cox gave the visitors the lead on the stroke of half-time, it seemed as though Martin O’Connor’s side had a foot in League Two.

Elvis Bwomono and Harry Bunn both went on to miss one-on-ones for the visitors.

Walsall 1 Southend 1 - Joe Masi and Nathan Judah analysis

But having otherwise created very little, Walsall were given a late lifeline where referee Ross Joyce judged that Stephen Hendrie had pulled Oteh back in the box.

And the 20-year-old QPR loanee then showed bundles of character to fire in from 12-yards.

The result means the Saddlers remain 23rd in the table, three points from safety with three games to play.

Nathan Judah

By Nathan Judah
@njudah_star

Digital Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star

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