Richards brace sinks Cumbrians: Match Review

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Two goals from midfielder Matt Richards saw bottom of the table Walsall come from behind to beat promotion chasing Carlisle 2-1 at the Banks's stadium.

Walsall fell behind in the 26th minute when, after James Walker had saved from Frank Simek, Mike Grella followed up to smash a low drive into the net.

But they were level after 37 minutes, Richards sending a superb free-kick from just outside the box curling into the top right-hand corner of the net.

And eight minutes into the second half Richards struck again, taking a short free-kick from Richard Taundry in his stride and lashing a left-foot shot low past Adam Collin.

Carlisle piled on the pressure late in the game but Jimmy Walker made a fine save from Ben Marshall and top scorer Gary Madine hooked the ball against a post.

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James Walker
League One
Gary Madine
Richard Taundry
Mike Grella
Ben Marshall
Matt Richards
Adam Collin
Frank Simek

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