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Peterborough United 0-0 Walsall

Peterborough's hopes of a League One play-off place took a blow as they were held to a goalless draw by Walsall.

David Norris had the best attempt of the first half as he forced Walsall keeper Richard O'Donnell into a save.

Harry Anderson and Luke James were denied by O'Donnell after the break, while Michael Cain shot narrowly wide for the Saddlers late on.

Walsall are two points above the drop zone and have not scored in four games, while Posh have one goal in that time.

Dean Smith's Saddlers, who have not won now in over a month, have taken part in two goalless draws over the Easter weekend, but have climbed a place to 15th.

Peterborough, still under caretaker boss Dave Robinson, stand 10th, now six points adrift of the play-off places.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 6BostwickBooked at 49mins
  • 25Zakuani
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forAndersonat 45'minutes
  • 8Payne
  • 23Norris
  • 30MaddisonSubstituted forNewellat 77'minutes
  • 9James
  • 20McLeanSubstituted forWashingtonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 10Oztumer
  • 14Washington
  • 17Newell
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 28Anderson
  • 32Henry

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 66mins
  • 15Chambers
  • 3Taylor
  • 18Morris
  • 7Chambers
  • 12Cain
  • 30Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forFordeat 69'minutes
  • 10SawyersSubstituted forMantomat 69'minutes
  • 21CookSubstituted forBakayokoat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Downing
  • 8Mantom
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 22Kinsella
  • 24Grimes
  • 27Forde
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
6,711

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Walsall 0.

Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by James O'Connor.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by James Chambers.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Luke James (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Anthony Forde (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Luke James (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Jordan Cook.

Attempt missed. Michael Cain (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Harry Anderson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Anthony Forde (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Newell replaces Marcus Maddison.

Attempt saved. David Norris (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt saved. Harry Anderson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Harry Anderson (Peterborough United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Harry Anderson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Sam Mantom replaces Romaine Sawyers.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Anthony Forde replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kieron Morris (Walsall).

Booking

James O'Connor (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Luke James (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James O'Connor (Walsall).

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Jordan Cook (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Conor Washington replaces Aaron McLean.

Luke James (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Cook (Walsall).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by James O'Connor.

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City402510576354185
2Preston402311668333580
3MK Dons39219979403972
4Swindon382171065422370
5Sheff Utd4018101258451364
6Chesterfield41189146051963
7Rochdale401851766521459
8Fleetwood411611144544159
9Bradford401512135146557
10Peterborough41176184649-357
11Barnsley41168175457-356
12Doncaster391411144851-353
13Oldham411411165061-1153
14Gillingham411313155761-452
15Walsall401115143642-648
16Port Vale41146214959-1048
17Scunthorpe391211165262-1047
18Coventry411114164455-1147
19Crawley411211184666-2047
20Leyton Orient401210185457-346
21Crewe41137213770-3346
22Notts County401112173952-1345
23Colchester40128205165-1444
24Yeovil4189243167-3633
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