Smith happy with young Saddlers
An 80th-minute goal – with outstanding Saddlers skipper Andy
Butler beating County stopper Bartosz Bialkowski from Ben Purkiss’
free-kick – was enough to give the visitors all three points.
Smith said: “They (County) are a very, very good team and played
much better than us first half. Second half we stepped it up and
tried to press further up the pitch and I thought we did a lot
better, when we won the ball in their half we kept the ball better
and looked dangerous.
“We were organised and made it hard for them to get in behind us
and in between us and kept the ball in front of us. It will
certainly give the lads confidence to come to a good side and come
There was some confusion over who got the winning goal after
Butler’s finish was made sure by substitute George Bowerman,
although the former was credited with the strike.
Smith added: “There’s an argument going on in the dressing room
at the moment – it looks touch and go but it looks like it might be
George Bowerman’s, but I think Andy will have something to say
about that as he said coming off the pitch that he always seems to