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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Erhun Oztumer (57', 66', 85')

Erhun Oztumer hat-trick hands Walsall victory at Southend

A second-half hat-trick from Erhun Oztumer handed Walsall a 3-0 win at Southend United.
The Shrimpers' ground staff and their fans had fought hard to get the game on at Roots Hall, clearing snow off the pitch on the morning of the match.
But it was Saddlers who were more grateful for the game going ahead as Jon Whitney's side secured their first away win since November.
The defeat was also Chris Powell's first becoming Southend boss at the end of January.
However, his side should have taken the lead at the start of the second half when on-loan Tottenham youngster Shayon Harrison volleyed over from close range.
Walsall took full advantage and opened the scoring in 57th minute when Oztumer's 20-yard shot somehow squirmed past Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.
Oztumer then curled home a fine free-kick in the 66th minute before completing his hat-trick five minutes from time as he fired home Luke Leahy's left-wing cross home with another assured finish from 12 yards.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 +16 43
2 Ipswich Town 19 +14 36
3 Peterborough United 20 +18 35
4 Bristol Rovers 19 +4 34
5 Blackpool 20 +7 33
6 Rotherham United 20 +11 31
7 Coventry City 20 +2 31
8 Oxford United 19 +17 30
9 Fleetwood Town 18 +7 30
10 Portsmouth 19 +5 28
11 Shrewsbury Town 19 -2 28
12 Sunderland 19 +4 27
13 Gillingham 20 +1 25
14 Doncaster Rovers 17 +6 24
15 Lincoln City 19 -1 24
16 Burton Albion 19 -1 24
17 Accrington Stanley 20 -1 22
18 Rochdale 20 -11 22
19 AFC Wimbledon 20 -6 20
20 Tranmere Rovers 19 -12 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 20 -13 17
22 Southend United 21 -37 7
23 Bolton Wanderers 17 -28 2