League One leaders Tranmere were left feeling frustrated after playing out a disjointed goalless draw with Walsall.

Will Grigg missed three first-half openings for the Saddlers, including when he shot wide after keeper Owain Fon Williams mistimed a clearance.

Rovers piled on the pressure and could have gone ahead when Cole Stockton forced Aaron McCarey into a fine save.

And Andy Robinson could have won it for the hosts but he fluffed his lines from Paul Black's pin-point cross.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Tranmere Rovers manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"I'm never satisfied with a point when we're at home. It's a game we really should be winning but they weren't going to come here, lay down and die.

"There was no spark today. It was like we were waiting for things to happen. I thought if we would get one, we would get two or three.

"It was just getting that first goal. We've huffed and puffed but we haven't blown the house down."

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tranmere 0-0 Walsall FT
(HT 0-0)

      Tranmere

      • 01 fon Williams
      • 02 Holmes
      • 04 Taylor yellow card
      • 14 Bakayogo
      • 21 Gibson
      • 06 Palmer (Power 86)
      • 10 Robinson
      • 12 Harrison
      • 09 Cassidy
      • 11 McGurk (Kirby 79)
      • 16 Stockton (Black 64)

      Substitutes

      • 33 Mooney,
      • 03 Black,
      • 05 Goodison,
      • 19 Kay,
      • 15 Kirby,
      • 17 Power,
      • 25 Eccleston

      Walsall

      • 32 Mccarey
      • 02 Taundry
      • 05 Holden
      • 22 Downing
      • 26 Taylor
      • 06 Featherstone
      • 11 Hemmings (Baxendale 78)
      • 27 Mantom
      • 09 Grigg (Chambers 89)
      • 10 Paterson
      • 12 Brandy yellow card (Bowerman 78)

      Substitutes

      • 01 Grof,
      • 20 Benning,
      • 25 Chambers,
      • 07 Chambers,
      • 16 Jones,
      • 24 Baxendale,
      • 17 Bowerman
      Ref: Jeremy SimpsonAtt: 4,717
      TRANMERE
      WALSALL

      Possession

      • Tranmere 50%
      • Walsall 50%

      Attempts on target

      • Tranmere 2
      • Walsall 2

      Attempts off target

      • Tranmere 6
      • Walsall 7

      Corners

      • Tranmere 4
      • Walsall 7

      Fouls

      • Tranmere 5
      • Walsall 4
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:14 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
      • 90:00+3:35 The ball is crossed by Jake Kirby, Nicky Featherstone makes a clearance.
      • 90:00+1:00 Paul Downing fouled by Jake Cassidy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Mccarey.
      • 88:27 Free kick taken by Aaron Mccarey.
      • 88:27 Substitution Will Grigg leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Chambers.
      • 88:27 Max Power is ruled offside.
      • 88:05 The ball is crossed by Richard Taundry, Ben Gibson makes a clearance.
      • 87:56 The ball is swung over by Andy Taylor, Ben Gibson makes a clearance.
      • 86:27 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Cassidy. Aaron Mccarey restarts play with the free kick.
      • 86:19 Max Power sends in a cross.
      • 84:47 Free kick taken by Aaron Mccarey.
      • 84:47 Substitution Liam Palmer goes off and Max Power comes on.
      • 84:47 The referee blows for offside.
      • 83:56 Andy Robinson sends in a cross, clearance made by George Bowerman.
      • 83:46 The ball is sent over by Jake Kirby, Andy Taylor manages to make a clearance.
      • 83:08 Andy Robinson fouled by Dean Holden, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Robinson.
      • 82:38 A cross is delivered by Jamie Paterson, Sam Mantom takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
      • 82:28 The ball is swung over by Richard Taundry, clearance made by Ash Taylor.
      • 81:29 Long range shot by Liam Palmer goes over the bar.
      • 80:47 Jake Cassidy is caught offside. Aaron Mccarey takes the indirect free kick.
      • 79:42 The ball is crossed by Paul Black, Jake Cassidy has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
      • 79:30 Paul Black delivers the ball, clearance made by Dean Holden.
      • 79:22 The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, clearance made by Paul Downing.
      • 76:56 Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Jake Kirby coming on for Adam McGurk.
      • 76:56 Substitution George Bowerman is brought on as a substitute for Febian Brandy.
      • 76:56 Substitution (Walsall) makes a substitution, with James Baxendale coming on for Ashley Hemmings.
      • 76:56 Jake Cassidy produces a cross.
      • 76:27 Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
      • 75:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Gibson by Will Grigg. Free kick taken by Ben Gibson.
      • 74:28 The offside flag is raised against Febian Brandy. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Holmes.
      • 74:15 The ball is delivered by Adam McGurk, Nicky Featherstone makes a clearance.
      • 73:25 Andy Robinson crosses the ball.
      • 71:21 Andy Robinson has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left of the post.
      • 70:26 Ashley Hemmings takes the outswinging corner, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.
      • 68:40 Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
      • 68:40 Booking Febian Brandy is booked.
      • 68:20 The referee blows for offside against Febian Brandy.
      • 67:30 Paul Black delivers the ball, clearance by Andy Taylor.
      • 65:59 The ball is delivered by Andy Robinson, clearance by Richard Taundry.
      • 65:17 The official flags Febian Brandy offside. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
      • 64:17 Andy Robinson is ruled offside. Aaron Mccarey restarts play with the free kick.
      • 63:46 Andy Robinson crosses the ball, save by Aaron Mccarey.
      • 63:01 Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Paul Black coming on for Cole Stockton.
      • 61:41 Short corner worked by Ashley Hemmings.
      • 58:21 Corner from right by-line taken by Ashley Hemmings.
      • 55:49 Adam McGurk delivers the ball. The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Cassidy. Aaron Mccarey takes the indirect free kick.
      • 54:16 Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
      • 54:16 Booking Ash Taylor booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 54:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Grigg by Ash Taylor.
      • 53:50 The referee blows for offside. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
      • 51:33 Liam Palmer sends in a cross, clearance made by Ashley Hemmings.
      • 51:22 The ball is sent over by Andy Robinson, Dean Holden manages to make a clearance.
      • 51:10 Andy Robinson takes a short corner.
      • 50:57 The ball is crossed by Cole Stockton, clearance by Andy Taylor.
      • 47:31 Andy Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Hemmings. Free kick crossed by Ashley Hemmings, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.
      • 46:59 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Paterson from the left by-line, save by Owain Fon Williams.
      • 46:16 Short corner taken by Jamie Paterson, clearance by Ash Taylor.
      • 45:53 Ashley Hemmings takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
      • 45:38 A cross is delivered by Danny Holmes, Richard Taundry manages to make a clearance.
      • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:32 The ref blows to end the first period.
      • 45:00+1:05 The ball is swung over by Jake Cassidy, Andy Robinson takes a shot. Aaron Mccarey makes a save.
      • 45:00+0:26 Shot from long distance by Adam McGurk misses to the right of the goal.
      • 44:33 The offside flag is raised against Jake Cassidy. Aaron Mccarey takes the indirect free kick.
      • 43:12 Adam McGurk crosses the ball.
      • 42:04 Cole Stockton is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Mccarey.
      • 41:55 Centre by Adam McGurk.
      • 39:21 Unfair challenge on Ashley Hemmings by Ash Taylor results in a free kick. Jamie Paterson has an effort direct from the free kick.
      • 39:12 Jamie Paterson delivers the ball, clearance made by Danny Holmes.
      • 37:59 Shot from outside the box by Sam Mantom misses to the left of the target.
      • 36:14 Will Grigg produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
      • 32:04 Jake Cassidy produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
      • 31:50 A cross is delivered by Jamie Paterson, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.
      • 31:17 The assistant referee flags for offside against Cole Stockton. Free kick taken by Paul Downing.
      • 30:44 Effort from deep inside the area by Will Grigg misses to the right of the goal.
      • 29:13 Will Grigg is caught offside. Ben Gibson takes the free kick.
      • 26:47 Effort from deep inside the area by Will Grigg misses to the left of the target.
      • 25:27 Foul by Andy Taylor on Adam McGurk, free kick awarded. Adam McGurk restarts play with the free kick.
      • 24:03 Cole Stockton takes a shot. Save by Aaron Mccarey. Corner taken short by Adam McGurk.
      • 21:41 Inswinging corner taken by Adam McGurk from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Richard Taundry.
      • 21:34 The ball is crossed by Danny Holmes, Dean Holden makes a clearance.
      • 21:03 Ash Taylor fouled by Febian Brandy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Gibson.
      • 20:28 Unfair challenge on Ashley Hemmings by Zoumana Bakayogo results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Mccarey.
      • 17:17 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Cassidy. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Mccarey.
      • 16:52 Cole Stockton produces a cross.
      • 16:05 Effort on goal by Will Grigg from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
      • 15:14 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Paterson, save by Owain Fon Williams.
      • 14:40 Short corner worked by Jamie Paterson.
      • 11:41 The ball is sent over by Jamie Paterson.
      • 8:48 Andy Robinson delivers the ball, Ash Taylor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
      • 8:19 Danny Holmes crosses the ball, clearance made by Dean Holden. Short corner taken by Andy Robinson from the left by-line.
      • 5:48 A cross is delivered by Richard Taundry, save by Owain Fon Williams.
      • 5:39 Centre by Andy Taylor, clearance made by Ash Taylor.
      • 4:53 A cross is delivered by Andy Taylor, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.
      • 1:05 Centre by Jake Cassidy.
      • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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