Oxford 1-2 Walsall: Morgan Ferrier scores again in Saddlers win
Last Updated: 22/09/18 7:51pm
Morgan Ferrier scored his fourth goal of the season as Walsall earned a 2-1 victory at struggling Oxford.
Zeli Ismail also netted at the Kassam Stadium as the Saddlers extended their unbeaten away run to five games in League One.
Walsall should have taken the lead after 11 minutes as Jon Guthrie headed straight at Jonathan Mitchell from a yard out.
The visitors did manage to break the deadlock 13 minutes later when Ferrier beat the offside trap and fired home.
Oxford looked for an immediate response and George Dobson headed on to his own crossbar after John Mousinho had guided a corner goalwards.
Walsall should have doubled their lead after 35 minutes, but Josh Gordon's volley hit a post and Ferrier fired the loose ball on to the bar.
The visitors did make it 2-0 in the 58th minute as Ismail drilled into the bottom corner.
Ferrier headed against the bar as Walsall continued to cause problems.
James Henry pulled one back as he stabbed home from close range with four minutes left, but the hosts could not force a late leveller.