With the lack of league action this weeks the V’s made the short trip down the Sutton Road to face a strong Walsall side. The first half was very much of a stalemate with both defences on top, which lead to large amounts of play staying within the central section of the pitch. The scrum was fairly evenly matched between the two sides, despite the combined age of the away side front row being 125 years old.
This lead to the half time score being 0-0. The V’s started quickest in the second stanza, and some midfield pressure and stealing work in the ruck lead to a penalty which returning Fly Half Chris Cheney duly converted, shortly afterwards another long distance penalty chance fell agonisingly just short of the posts which proved costly. Walsall gained some momentum and made this way when after a slick handling move the winger went over in the corner. This proved to be the decisive score of the game as defences got back on top and there were no further additions to the scoresheet.