Little left a large mountain to climb but our fans gave giant support
I joined the army of Saddlers’ fans early doors today hoping to see a Wembley win at the first time of making it to the football’s Mecca in our 127-year history.
We amassed around 7.30am in the town centre. I was joined by brother Shaun, a die-hard Walsall FC fan, and great nephew Russell.
The atmosphere as the 500 coaches pulled off from the Bescot Stadium was electric and I was looking forward to my debut at the home of English football – and one of those famous Wembley pies.
Our opponents Bristol City sit proudly at the top of League One – some 10 points clear of their rivals and more than three dozen ahead of us.
There were 72,000 people at the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – better known at the Football League Trophy – cheering on their teams.
In the end Bristol City – nicknamed the Robins – scored twice, the second coming from a defender called Mark Little. He left us a rather large mountain to climb and it was City who got their name on the trophy . . . for the third time in their history.
Better luck next time . . . there’s bound to be one, now we’ve got the hang of getting there.