Walsall 0-1 Barrow: Josh Kay strikes late winner for Bluebirds

Friday 12 March 2021 22:16, UK

Josh Kay struck an 87th-minute winner as Barrow moved three points clear of the Sky Bet League Two relegation zone with a 1-0 victory at Walsall.

Substitute Kay latched on to Scott Quigley’s clever flick to stride into the Saddlers box and curl a fine finish beyond the reach of goalkeeper Liam Roberts.

It was a deserved win for the visitors, who created the best chances throughout, with Quigley guilty of scuffing a tame early shot straight at Roberts when Jamie Devitt’s ball found him in space.

A backpedalling Roberts later did well to tip over Tom Davies’ looping far-post header from a Devitt corner.

Roberts was called into action again shortly after the interval, saving smartly at his near post from Luke James’ shot on the turn.

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Cameron Norman registered Walsall’s first real effort midway through the second half, but his well-struck 25-yarder was deflected wide.

That was as good as it got for the hosts, who are just nine points above the bottom two after a fifth defeat in a winless eight-game run.

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