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Gillingham 0-0 Walsall

Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts helped earn his side a dogged draw against in-form Gillingham at Priestfield to extend their unbeaten run to four games.

Roberts made a handful of key saves to deny a Gills side that have lost just twice in their last 17 league games.

Leading scorer Tom Eaves wasted the hosts' best chances of an uneventful opening half.

He headed against the crossbar - following the faintest of touches from Roberts - from 10 yards after meeting Connor Ogilvie's cross, before missing the target following Luke O'Neill's deep delivery 60 seconds later.

Eaves also had the game's first effort on target seven minutes after half-time but could not beat Roberts with his snapshot.

And the Gillingham striker came even closer when, despite being on the ground, he hooked a shot against the post as Walsall struggled to clear O'Neill's free-kick.

Joe Edwards wasted a rare Saddlers break when he shot over from 25 yards before Roberts kept out Jake Hessenthaler's drive.

And Josh Parker wasted Gillingham's final chance of the game, heading over the bar after Eaves crossed from the byeline.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 19Nugent
  • 2O'NeillSubstituted forWagstaffat 74'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 33Byrne
  • 26ReillySubstituted forWilkinsonat 62'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 9Eaves
  • 14Parker

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 21List
  • 27Nash
  • 30Hadler
  • 44Moussa

Walsall

  • 13Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 23Fitzwater
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forKouhyarat 70'minutes
  • 4DobsonBooked at 86mins
  • 7Chambers
  • 2Edwards
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forCuvelierat 76'minutes
  • 20BakayokoSubstituted forShaibuat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gillespie
  • 8Cuvelier
  • 15Kinsella
  • 16Shaibu
  • 17Flanagan
  • 24Roberts
  • 25Kouhyar
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,682

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Walsall 0.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Maz Kouhyar (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Gillingham).

Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Justin Shaibu.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by George Dobson.

Booking

Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

George Dobson (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Dobson (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Josh Parker (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Florent Cuvelier (Walsall).

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Florent Cuvelier replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Justin Shaibu (Walsall).

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Scott Wagstaff replaces Luke O'Neill.

Attempt saved. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Justin Shaibu replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Maz Kouhyar replaces Kieron Morris.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

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

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from very close range.

Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Conor Wilkinson replaces Callum Reilly.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury32197642251764
2Wigan30196556183863
3Blackburn32189558322663
4Rotherham331851056381859
5Scunthorpe341511850381256
6Charlton3214994339451
7Plymouth34148124242050
8Bradford33155134850-250
9Portsmouth33144154041-146
10Peterborough31129104941845
11Gillingham331112103736145
12Bristol Rovers33143164851-345
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster341012124242042
15Oxford Utd33118144951-241
16Walsall321011114245-341
17Blackpool32911123943-438
18Wimbledon33107163342-937
19Northampton34107173456-2237
20Fleetwood32106164353-1036
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons3279163146-1530
23Bury3268182647-2126
24Rochdale28510132940-1125
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