Produced a good save in the first half, couldn’t do much about a neat finish for Carlisle’s goal, generally sound.
Made his 100th Walsall appearance and didn’t do much wrong, maybe could have dealt with cross into box for the Carlisle goal but wasn’t the only one.
Taken off in second half after he had produced some good moments and dangerous crosses and contributed well.
Unlucky not to score in the first half,produced some good forward running and good tracking back. Full of energy
Led by example 8
Playing with a tendinitis problem, gave his all and stayed on for 90 minutes.
Back in the starting line up, played well in midfield against a good Carlisle side and held the ball up well.
Created plenty of chances even in the first half when Walsall were often on the defensive and good support work up front
Full of running 8
Not one of his best games although didn’t make any mistakes, was sacrificed in the second half as Walsall looked to make changes
Covered plenty of ground as usual and distributed the ball well and always looked a threat up front.
Very Busy 7
Set up the winner and just reward for his creativity – probably deserved a goal himself
Didn’t see much of the ball in the first half but still unlucky not to score, had to work hard for his few chances
Jack Earing (for Maddox 45) Contributed well 7; Taylor Allen (for Comley 45) Had a shot well saved 7 ; Douglas James-Taylor (for Knowles 60) Scored the winner for his first professional goal with a great finish 8; Andy Williams (for Gordon 72) Kept his head to score the equaliser 8, Danny Cashman (for Liam Kinsella)Got involved well in pressure 7
Subs not used: McEntee; Wilkinson; Barrrett (GK)