Improving Hemmings off the mark

Ashley Hemmings justified his return to the Walsall starting line-up with a lively display in the 2-2 draw at Crawley Town.

Last Updated: 19/11/12 at 12:55

Hemmings: Growing in confidence

Hemmings: Growing in confidence

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

And the winger was delighted to get a good performance under his belt, while getting his first league goal of the season was the icing on the cake.

He told the club's official website: "Scoring gives any player a boost, so it was nice to get a goal. I thought that I may have been offside at first, but the flag stayed down and I saw the keeper coming at me so I just lifted it over him.

"I know that I've had a dip in form, but I am confident I'm coming back strongly and this is hopefully the start of that.

"I thought we deserved to win the game. The lads grafted for the whole 90 minutes and put in a good performance against a team who have started the season well.

"We set a standard earlier in the season and have not played to that in recent weeks, but we went to Crawley with belief in our own ability and came away from the game gutted to have not got all three points.

"There were plenty of positives. We defended well and looked dangerous on the attack. We worked extremely hard and this will need to continue on Tuesday at Tranmere."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Officials arrested in Switzerland ahead of FIFA meeting

Six football officials, reportedly from FIFA, have been arrested on corruption charges, Swiss authorities confirm.

Eden Hazard is open to another 10 years at Chelsea

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Chelsea for years and join football's elite by leading the club to Champions League glory.

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Mail Box

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company