TAHARKA TAYLOR - Thursday, August 18, 2011
Anton Peterlin earned a start for Walsall while Nottingham Forest's Robbie Findley and Southend United's Jemal each saw time off the bench in England.
Sheffield United 3 - 2 Walsall
Anton Peterlin started in midfield and went the full ninety, picking up a yellow card in the 58th minute as Walsall went down to Sheffield Untied Tuesday night.
The two clubs combined for five second half goals with Walsall surrendering a 2 - 0 lead as Sheffield went on to score three unanswered.
Walsall opened up the scoring just after halftime when Kevan Hurst's low blast beat Sheffield goalkeeper Steve Simonsen.
Northern Ireland forward William Grigg doubled Walsall's lead five minutes later when he scored from close range following a Walsall corner.
However Sheffield rallied to erase the two-goal deficit starting in the 59th minute when Lee Williamson assisted Matthew Lowton to ignite the Sheffield comeback.
Williamson leveled the score with a goal of his own in the 68th minute with an impressive shot from distance. The 29-year-old midfielder was once again in the mix ten minutes later when he was fouled inside the box by Mat Sadler drawing a penalty.
Veteran Richard Cresswell converted the spot kick to give Sheffield the lead with what would prove to be the game winner.
Sheffield are currently in second place, earning maximum points three games into the League One season while Walsall have lost two straight since winning on opening day.
Walsall next host Yeovil Town on Saturday at Bank's Stadium.
Robbie Findley came off the bench contributing 32 minutes at the forward position to help Nottingham Forest beat Doncaster Rovers 1 - 0 on the road.
Jemal Johnson came on as a substitute in the 61st minute of Southend United's 3 - 0 thrashing at the hands of Crawley Town.