Ian Roper and his Kettering side, player managed by ex-Saddlers goalie Lee Harper nearly secured the shock of the FA Cup 2nd Round Vs Leeds United.Walsall Legend Roper opened the scoring on 63 minutes for ‘The Poppies’ as the likeable centre back rose to header the non-leaguers in front from Ritchie Partridge’s free-kick into the area.
Leeds hit back on 78 mins with Beckford to secure a draw and a replay at Elland Road.
After the game Ian Roper was awarded the Man of the Match by the covering ITV commentators.
The 3rd Round FA Cup draw has ensured the prize for the replay will be travelling to Manchester United!!!!!!!!!!!