League One
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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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Walsall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Walsall 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Rico Henry (Walsall).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Anthony Forde.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Rico Henry replaces Milan Lalkovic.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Milan Lalkovic.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Nugent.