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Conor Wilkinson back in training as Walsall prepare to host Carlisle in FA Cup

Walsall striker Conor Wilkinson has made a welcome return to training ahead of the FA Cup second-round tie against Carlisle but is unlikely to be rushed back into action. Wilkinson has been out since April after needing knee surgery but has been stepping up his recovery and joined in with the first team earlier this week.
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Conor Wilkinson scores Walsall winner against former club Oldham

Former Oldham loanee Conor Wilkinson’s winner deepened his old club’s relegation worries as Walsall came from behind to triumph 2-1 in League Two. Teenage defender Will Sutton headed Oldham ahead but they remain three points from safety after Emmanuel Osadebe drilled Walsall level and set up Wilkinson to prod home on the volley.
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Conor Wilkinson penalty puts dent in Sutton’s promotion bid

Conor Wilkinson’s first-half penalty dented Sutton’s promotion bid and continued Walsall’s revival under Michael Flynn. United slipped to seventh with defeat as Wilkinson’s spot-kick made it 11 points out of 18 for the Saddlers since Flynn took over. The decisive goal arrived on 33 minutes as...
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Conor Wilkinson denies Northampton

Promotion-chasing Northampton were held to a 1-1 draw by Michael Flynn’s resurgent Walsall at Sixfields. After Mitch Pinnock struck the opener, Conor Wilkinson equalised to leave the Cobblers second in League Two. Northampton were gifted the opening goal just four minutes in when Carl Rushworth scuffed his clearance straight...
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Northampton 1-1 Walsall: Conor Wilkinson denies Cobblers

Promotion-chasing Northampton were held to a 1-1 draw by Michael Flynn's resurgent Walsall at Sixfields. After Mitch Pinnock struck the opener, Conor Wilkinson equalised to leave the Cobblers second in League Two. Northampton were gifted the opening goal just four minutes in when Carl Rushworth scuffed his clearance straight to...
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Conor Wilkinson goes from villain to hero as Walsall and Newport share thriller

Substitute Conor Wilkinson hit a stunning stoppage-time equaliser after earlier netting with his first touch and also scoring an own goal as Walsall came from behind three times to draw 3-3 with Newport. Wilkinson’s brace and a Matt Dolan own goal cancelled out Dom Telford’s double, taking his tally to...
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Matt Taylor lauds Conor Wilkinson after stunning strike earns point for Walsall

Walsall boss Matt Taylor lauded Conor Wilkinson’s class after the substitute scored twice to rescue a 3-3 draw with Newport. Wilkinson steered home Walsall’s first equaliser within seconds of coming on in the 52nd minute and then scored an own goal before unleashing a stoppage-time volley in a remarkable cameo.
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Conor Wilkinson leaves it late as Walsall sink Salford

Conor Wilkinson came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner as Walsall beat Salford 2-1 to ease away from the relegation zone. Kieran Phillips put the Saddlers ahead after 29 seconds but Ash Eastham levelled for Salford before Wilkinson struck five minutes into time added on. Phillips gave Walsall...
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Walsall 2-1 Salford: Conor Wilkinson scores vital late winner for Saddlers

Conor Wilkinson came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner as Walsall beat Salford 2-1 to ease away from the relegation zone. Kieran Phillips put the Saddlers ahead after 29 seconds but Ash Eastham levelled for Salford before Wilkinson struck five minutes into time added on. Phillips gave Walsall...
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Matthew Taylor lauds ‘exceptionally gifted’ Conor Wilkinson after opening win

Matthew Taylor hailed Conor Wilkinson’s “guile and style” and overall contribution after his first summer signing earned the Walsall boss his maiden managerial victory with the winner in a 1-0 triumph over Stevenage. After three defeats and a draw, Wilkinson’s fifth-minute strike gave Taylor his first taste of victory in...
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Early Conor Wilkinson goal earns Matthew Taylor first win as Walsall boss

Conor Wilkinson’s early strike earned Matthew Taylor his first managerial win as Walsall broke their duck by beating Stevenage 1-0. The winner came just five minutes in, Wilkinson outmuscling Ben Coker before racing into the area and, after feigning to curl into the far post, drilling inside Sacha Bastien’s near post instead.
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Walsall snap up striker Conor Wilkinson on two-year deal

Walsall have signed Conor Wilkinson from Leyton Orient on a two-year deal. The striker will officially join the club on July 1, having spent the last two seasons with Orient in League Two. “I’m very excited,” the 26-year-old, who scored 20 goals during his time at Orient, told the Saddlers’...
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Conor Wilkinson should be fit for Leyton Orient against Barrow

Leyton Orient should have Conor Wilkinson available for the visit of Barrow. The striker came off in the second half of Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Harrogate, where he scored, after complaining of feeling dizzy, but interim boss Jobi McAnuff expects him to recover. Defender Jamie Turley could return to the...
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Leyton Orient to wait on Dan Happe and Conor Wilkinson ahead of Walsall match

Leyton Orient will check on the fitness of Dan Happe and Conor Wilkinson ahead of the Sky Bet League Two visit of Walsall. Happe (groin) and Wilkinson (dead leg) were both forced to miss the Good Friday win at Mansfield after pulling up in training. Nick Freeman remains on the...
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Conor Wilkinson nets late winner as Leyton Orient take victory at Carlisle

Conor Wilkinson’s dramatic late lob stretched Leyton Orient’s unbeaten run to four games with a 1-0 win at Carlisle. Carlisle keeper Paul Farman was caught in no man’s land when attempting to clear Lawrence Vigouroux’s long ball as Wilkinson lobbed him in the 88th minute to steal all three points at Brunton Park.
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Conor Wilkinson secures Leyton Orient’s win at Newport

Conor Wilkinson’s controversial second-half goal gave Leyton Orient a 1-0 win over Newport at the Cardiff City Stadium. Wilkinson saw his 61st-minute far-post tap-in initially ruled out by an offside flag, but it was eventually awarded by referee Samuel Barrott after he consulted with the linesman. County manager Michael Flynn...