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Walsall fail to build on promising start

By Nick Elwell | Grassroots | Published:

Walsall lost their way in the second half as they bowed out of the Staffordshire Cup.

Walsall fail to build on promising start

The hosts led visiting Leek 20-10 at the break following an impressive opening 40 minutes.

But Leek rallied after the interval and edged home 31-27.

After conceding an early penalty, Walsall hit back when some fine inter-passing ended with winger Cheval Taylor finding scrum half Dan Carpenter who powered over. Roger Weston added the conversion.

Prop forward Pete Fitzgerald added another try, followed by a Weston conversion, before Leek grabbed a converted try of their own.

And Walsall ended the half when Will Hennessey touched down and Weston added another two-pointer.

But Leek showed their attacking prowess after the break with three converted scores taking them clear.

Walsall set up a tense final five minutes when Fitzgerald burst through for his second, which Weston converted, but the visitors stood firm to book their place in the next round.

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor

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