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Leyton Orient 0-0 Walsall

Walsall's wait for their first win of the season continued after a goalless draw at Leyton Orient.

The Saddlers should have come away with all three points, but Anthony Forde couldn't capitalise on goalkeeper Adam Legzdins' mistake after Mathieu Baudry's back-pass.

Orient's only effort in the first-half came when Jobi McAnuff broke into the box but shot into the side netting.

Walsall created more chances than their hosts but neither side found a winner.

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"It is a little bit frustrating that we couldn't get a goal today but I'm obviously very pleased with the clean sheet.

"I felt we had a good pocket of play in the first half for 15-20 minutes and the same in the second half. We ought to have got a goal, and on another day we would have done.

"They got right behind the ball, were organised and made life difficult. We worked their keeper a lot more than what they worked ours, albeit we gifted them probably the best opportunity of the afternoon."

Walsall manager Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"It was a much improved performance today.

"The players they've got, also makes me quite confident in the players that I've got and the ones I've got to come back as well.

"I really do believe that we can do something this season.

"I was really pleased with the whole performance from Anthony Ford who's got quality in both feet, crosses a great ball but as you saw with a few strikes from distance he's going to test goalkeepers."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Legzdins
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 6Baudry
  • 15Clarke
  • 2Omozusi
  • 11McAnuff
  • 4VincelotBooked at 65mins
  • 8JamesSubstituted forBartleyat 86'minutes
  • 7Cox
  • 10MooneySubstituted forSimpsonat 67'minutes
  • 24HendersonSubstituted forDagnallat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 12Lowry
  • 18Pritchard
  • 20Bartley
  • 23Dagnall
  • 27Simpson
  • 33Woods

Walsall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Kinsella
  • 5Holden
  • 6Downing
  • 3Taylor
  • 11BaxendaleSubstituted forSawyersat 66'minutes
  • 7Chambers
  • 26CliffordSubstituted forFlanaganat 76'minutes
  • 27Forde
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 24GrimesSubstituted forMorrisat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 10Sawyers
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 14Benning
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Morris
  • 20Bakayoko
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
4,400

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Walsall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Walsall 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvyn Bartley replaces Lloyd James.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reece Flanagan (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Anthony Forde (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Chris Dagnall replaces Darius Henderson.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Ashley Grimes.