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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Walsall

Crewe extended their unbeaten run to five matches as the relegation battlers held Walsall to a draw.

Tom Bradshaw missed several chances for the visitors early on, including an effort which hit the home crossbar.

However, Bradshaw gave the promotion hopefuls the lead with a penalty following a George Cooper handball.

Crewe drew level when Brad Inman nodded in after Semi Ajayi headed on David Fox's free-kick and the home side held on for a point.

Walsall head coach Sean O'Driscoll told BBC WM:

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O'Driscoll on Crewe v Walsall

"I'm just really pleased with the level of performance once again. We could've been out of sight in the first 10 minutes, but that's a different Crewe side to what you usually see.

"Defensively, we were excellent. Yes I'm disappointed in the result, in the sense that we did enough to warrant getting more than a point."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 6Nugent
  • 29Ajayi
  • 3Guthrie
  • 10Inman
  • 20Jones
  • 15Fox
  • 11CooperSubstituted forBakayogoat 63'minutes
  • 9Haber
  • 33SeagerSubstituted forSaundersat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Richards
  • 14Saunders
  • 19Baillie
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley
  • 32Howell
  • 41Bakayogo

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Demetriou
  • 16Preston
  • 6Downing
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Chambers
  • 15LalkovicSubstituted forHenryat 88'minutes
  • 8Mantom
  • 10Sawyers
  • 12FordeSubstituted forMorrisat 88'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 14Henry
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Morris
  • 21Cook
  • 22Kinsella
  • 23Roberts
  • 27Morris
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,123

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Walsall 1.

Attempt missed. Rico Henry (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rico Henry (Walsall).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Anthony Forde.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Rico Henry replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Attempt missed. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Attempt blocked. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Milan Lalkovic.

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Paul Downing (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Attempt blocked. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Andy Taylor (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Saunders replaces Ryan Seager.

Attempt blocked. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Zoumana Bakayogo replaces George Cooper.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Sam Mantom.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Milan Lalkovic.

Ryan Seager (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Preston (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Semi Ajayi (Crewe Alexandra).

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton30203741241763
2Gillingham31177757372058
3Walsall30169548311757
4Wigan311511550292156
5Coventry311410755332252
6Millwall301551048381050
7Southend3013894136547
8Sheff Utd3012994641545
9Port Vale32129113536-145
10Peterborough30135125445944
11Bradford2912893332144
12Barnsley30133144944542
13Scunthorpe29125123437-341
14Swindon31116144648-239
15Rochdale29107123740-337
16Bury29107123649-1337
17Doncaster3099123540-536
18Blackpool3096153038-833
19Shrewsbury3196163751-1433
20Fleetwood2979133437-330
21Chesterfield3093183850-1230
22Crewe3069153151-2027
23Oldham28413112740-1325
24Colchester3057183772-3522
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