Smith: We were phenomenal

Walsall manager Dean Smith described his side's display as "phenomenal" as they stretched their unbeaten run to five games.

Last Updated: 27/02/13 at 12:07

Dean Smith: Proud of his players

Dean Smith: Proud of his players

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Will Grigg got his first from the penalty spot after just three minutes and added two more second-half strikes as Carlisle were handed a lesson in pace and accurate passing by the Saddlers, who won for the ninth time in their last 13 games.

After the 3-0 win at Brunton Park in League One on Tuesday night, Smith said: "I've always seen Will's qualities and he is coming through now. He ran his socks off and not many centre-halves will want to play against him.

"He is a nuisance who does a bit of everything. Will gets the accolades for his hat-trick, but I felt it was a full team effort from the keeper all the way through the side."

Smith added: "I'm really proud of them. With 52 points, it's nose-bleed time, but I haven't got time to think about the play-offs.

"We just take a game at a time and keep moving on. We were phenomenal and could have had a few more.

"I've got every admiration for Greg Abbott and what he's done on a tight budget and a performance like that is really pleasing.

"I thought the reception we got from the Carlisle fans was fantastic."

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