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Scunthorpe United 0-0 Walsall

Promotion-chasing Scunthorpe United's winless run was extended to three games as they played out a scrappy goalless draw at home to Walsall.

While neither side lacked endeavour, there was a notable absence of clear-cut chances at both ends of the field, although Scunthorpe's Luke Daniels was undoubtedly the busier of the two goalkeepers.

Twice he denied Simeon Jackson from inside the box before pushing a 68th-minute shot from Joe Edwards onto the bar after the Saddlers wing-back had caught Levi Sutton in possession.

Daniels also came to the Iron's rescue late on after the lively Erhun Oztumer opted to have a go at goal from 30 yards.

At the other end of the field, Scunthorpe struggled for ideas and a spark in the final third as they failed to score for only the fifth time this term.

Full-back Harry Toffolo had their best effort of the game six minutes before the break, but shot straight at Walsall stopper Neil Etheridge.

Following Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Bolton, Walsall's third draw in four away matches was at a cost, as they lost midfielder Flo Cuvelier on 37 minutes with a calf strain.

Cuvelier was on his longest run of injury-free appearances (11) since the second of his two loan spells with the Saddlers in 2012-13.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 31Sutton
  • 5Wallace
  • 6Mirfin
  • 15Toffolo
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forvan Veenat 70'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 26NessBooked at 18minsSubstituted forBishopat 77'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 24ToneySubstituted forDaviesat 70'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 12Bishop
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 20Goode
  • 28Davies
  • 30Crooks

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 16Preston
  • 4O'Connor
  • 32O'Connell
  • 5McCarthyBooked at 64mins
  • 8CuvelierSubstituted forMorrisat 37'minutes
  • 7ChambersBooked at 27mins
  • 14Osbourne
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 67mins
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forBakayokoat 77'minutes
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forDobsonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dobson
  • 11Morris
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 18Randall-Hurren
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 24Roberts
  • 44Moussa
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,168

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Walsall 0.

Attempt missed. Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. George Dobson replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Josh Morris.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

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

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Neal Bishop replaces Jamie Ness.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Simeon Jackson because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces Ivan Toney.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Duane Holmes.

Booking

Joe Edwards (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).

Booking

Jason McCarthy (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

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

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Walsall).

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Kieron Morris.

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd32197658342464
2Scunthorpe31178657322559
3Bolton30176742231957
4Fleetwood321510746321455
5Bradford321215540291151
6Millwall3114894740750
7Southend31131084537849
8Peterborough31138104539647
9Rochdale30145114137447
10Bristol Rovers32129114951-245
11Oxford Utd30127113733443
12Walsall32101393943-443
13Charlton3091473730741
14MK Dons31109124039139
15Wimbledon3091294039139
16Northampton32116154852-439
17Gillingham31811123948-935
18Shrewsbury3298153244-1235
19Oldham32810142133-1234
20Port Vale3089133248-1633
21Bury3287174860-1231
22Swindon3278172947-1829
23Chesterfield3176183050-2027
24Coventry31410172648-2222
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