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Colchester United 0-0 Walsall

Colchester's winning run was halted by visitors Walsall after an uninspiring 0-0 draw in Essex.

The Saddlers defended well to pick up an away point, in a game where defences were on top.

Colchester almost took a first-minute lead through defender Ryan Jackson, whose low strike was well held by keeper Liam Roberts.

Roberts was in action again soon after when he pushed away Luke Norris' low drive while Danny Guthrie's effort for Walsall was plucked out of the air by keeper Dean Gerken.

Visiting goalkeeper Roberts saved another low strike from Norris just before half-time and early in the second half, Ryan Clampin's deflected effort flew just wide for Colchester.

Just before the hour mark, Gary Liddle's 25-yard deflected strike was pushed away by Gerken, as both sides looked to make the breakthrough.

But the U's looked more likely to break the deadlock, with Jackson's 20-yard strike turned away by Roberts.

Walsall substitute Elijah Adebayo's spectacular overhead kick flew straight at Gerken as the spoils were shared.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 21Clampin
  • 11Cowan-HallSubstituted forBrownat 65'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 24Stevenson
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forPokuat 89'minutes
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forRobinsonat 70'minutes
  • 45Nouble

Substitutes

  • 6Sowunmi
  • 10Brown
  • 12Sarpong-Wiredu
  • 13Robinson
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
  • 49Poku

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 2Norman
  • 5J Clarke
  • 26LiddleBooked at 55mins
  • 33Jules
  • 3PringSubstituted forScarrat 45+3'minutes
  • 15HoldenSubstituted forAdebayoat 72'minutesSubstituted forat 88'minutes
  • 16GuthrieSubstituted forSinclairat 57'minutes
  • 8KinsellaBooked at 78mins
  • 30Gaffney
  • 9Lavery

Substitutes

  • 4Sadler
  • 6Scarr
  • 7Sinclair
  • 10Gordon
  • 11Adebayo
  • 13Rose
  • 17Hardy
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
3,265

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Walsall 0.

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zak Jules (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Kwame Poku (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Theo Robinson following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kwame Poku replaces Courtney Senior.

Foul by Courtney Senior (Colchester United).

Gary Liddle (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Elijah Adebayo went off injured after Walsall had used all subs.

Offside, Walsall. Caolan Lavery tries a through ball, but Elijah Adebayo is caught offside.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Zak Jules.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Colchester United).

Stuart Sinclair (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Luke Prosser (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Walsall).

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Colchester United).

Stuart Sinclair (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Courtney Senior.

Booking

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jevani Brown (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Elijah Adebayo (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cameron Norman with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Stevenson.

Ryan Clampin (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Norman (Walsall).

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Cameron Norman (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Colchester United. Ben Stevenson tries a through ball, but Theo Robinson is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Elijah Adebayo replaces Rory Holden.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Theo Robinson replaces Luke Norris.

Ryan Clampin (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Norman (Walsall).

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

James Clarke (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jevani Brown replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Courtney Senior.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Norman (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Scarr with a headed pass.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7520104617
2Newport743072515
3Crewe750297215
4Swindon7421148614
5Forest Green741265113
6Cheltenham7322127511
7Grimsby7322139411
8Plymouth7322128411
9Macclesfield732296311
10Bradford732285311
11Crawley7322119211
12Mansfield723210829
13Colchester72326609
14Port Vale7232810-29
15Salford7151101008
16Cambridge722367-18
17Leyton Orient7223812-48
18Northampton721478-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe7133812-46
21Walsall713338-56
22Oldham7124510-55
23Stevenage7034410-63
24Scunthorpe7016515-101
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