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

More of the games that matter

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

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."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Palace confirm Cabaye talks

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has confirmed the club are in talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

Tottenham 'agree' Alderweireld deal

Tottenham have agreed a deal for Atletico Madrid central defender Toby Alderweireld, according to reports in Italy.

Liverpool linked with Balde Diao swap

Liverpool are in talks with Lazio over a player-plus-cash deal for striker Keita Balde Diao, according to reports in Italy.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

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