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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Walsall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Walsall 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by James Chambers.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Jordan Cook.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Forde (Walsall).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Newell replaces Marcus Maddison.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

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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