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Walsall 0-0 Colchester United

Walsall shared the spoils with fellow League One strugglers Colchester as they played out a goalless draw.

Colchester's Freddie Sears hit the inside of the post before Tom Bradshaw saw a looping header bounce onto the bar for the Saddlers.

The visitors felt they should have been awarded a penalty after Sanchez Watt went down as he was tackled by Paul Downing, but nothing was given.

Bradshaw fired wide late on as neither side could seize the initiative.

The result means Walsall have now gone 12 league games without a win, while Colchester have halted a run of four successive league defeats in their first match under new manager Tony Humes.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Kinsella
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Downing
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Chambers
  • 17FlanaganSubstituted forBenningat 76'minutes
  • 26CliffordSubstituted forBaxendaleat 57'minutes
  • 18MorrisSubstituted forFordeat 57'minutes
  • 37Manset
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 5Holden
  • 11Baxendale
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 14Benning
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 25Henry
  • 27Forde

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 3GordonSubstituted forWrightat 81'minutes
  • 28Szmodics
  • 8Gilbey
  • 24Moncur
  • 11Sears
  • 7Sanchez Watt
  • 21MasseySubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wright
  • 6Eastmond
  • 12Lewington
  • 16Lawrence
  • 25Vose
  • 26Kent
  • 36Smith
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
4,009

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away1
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home3
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 0, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Colchester United 0.

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

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sam Walker.

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

Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. David Wright replaces Ben Gordon because of an injury.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Dominic Smith replaces Gavin Massey.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Malvind Benning replaces Reece Flanagan.

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

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Baxendale (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Anthony Forde replaces Kieron Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. James Baxendale replaces Billy Clifford.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sean Clohessy.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Walsall 0, Colchester United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Walsall 0, Colchester United 0.

Attempt missed. Andy Taylor (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Sean Clohessy (Colchester United).

Mathieu Manset (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. Billy Clifford (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Foul by Billy Clifford (Walsall).

Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Adam Chambers (Walsall) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Kieron Morris (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Foul by Ben Gordon (Colchester United).

Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Freddie Sears (Colchester United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough6501126615
2Bristol City642094514
3Fleetwood632163311
4MK Dons531195410
5Bradford631297210
6Chesterfield531164210
7Preston52308359
8Coventry62317619
9Barnsley52219638
10Swindon52218538
11Oldham62227708
12Yeovil622279-28
13Rochdale621311837
14Notts County52126517
15Doncaster52126607
16Sheff Utd52125507
17Gillingham6213911-27
18Leyton Orient51315416
19Crawley6204310-76
20Port Vale6123710-35
21Walsall604235-24
22Scunthorpe6114413-94
23Colchester6024510-52
24Crewe5005413-90
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