Struggling Walsall extended their unbeaten run to three games with a goalless draw at Preston.

North End midfielder Adam Barton was carried off on a stretcher in the first half following an innocuous challenge.

Graham Cummins and Chris Holroyd were then both denied by Saddlers keeper David Grof in the resulting 11 minutes of first-half injury time.

Florent Cuvelier fired wide for Walsall after the break and Jamie Paterson's deflected shot clipped the bar.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 05 Robertson
  • 42 Hunt
  • 50 Brown (Murphy - 85' )
  • 08 Coutts
  • 13 Marrow
  • 15 Barton (Mayor - 30' )
  • 17 Parry
  • 38 Procter
  • 37 Holroyd (Hume - 65' )
  • 39 Cummins

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 10 Nicholson
  • 16 Mayor
  • 07 Hume
  • 34 Murphy

Walsall

  • 21 Grof
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Butler
  • 05 Lancashire
  • 14 Taundry
  • 11 Hurst (Bowerman - 84' )
  • 19 Peterlin
  • 25 Cuvelier Booked
  • 09 Grigg (Nicholls - 68' )
  • 10 Macken (Beevers - 89' )
  • 15 Paterson

Substitutes

  • 01 Walker
  • 12 Beevers
  • 06 Smith
  • 16 Nicholls
  • 17 Bowerman
Ref: Naylor
Att: 11,091

Match Stats

Shots

10 20

On target

5 10

Corners

5 6

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:33 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:46

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Florent Cuvelier.

90:00 +2:25

Lee Beevers takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

90:00 +1:57

Richard Taundry takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Marrow.

90:00 +1:16

George Bowerman fouled by Andrew Procter, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Paterson takes the indirect free kick.

88:22 Substitution

Substitution Lee Beevers replaces Jonathan Macken.

86:33

Andy Butler challenges Rhys Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Coutts delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

85:19

The offside flag is raised against George Bowerman. Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Hunt.

84:30 Substitution

Substitution Rhys Murphy replaces Aaron Brown.

83:40 Substitution

Substitution George Bowerman replaces Kevan Hurst.

82:45

Outswinging corner taken by Paul Parry, Andrew Procter produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

82:39

Nicky Hunt crosses the ball, Oliver Lancashire manages to make a clearance.

81:45

Alex Nicholls is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

81:30

Iain Hume concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Taundry. Richard Taundry takes the indirect free kick.

79:45

Centre by Iain Hume.

79:01

Oliver Lancashire fouled by Andrew Procter, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Taundry restarts play with the free kick.

78:32

Shot from just outside the box by Jamie Paterson goes over the bar.

76:08

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken by Aaron Brown results in a free kick. Kevan Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

73:53

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevan Hurst.

73:29

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Nicky Hunt gets a block in.

72:17

Paul Coutts delivers the ball, Andrew Procter takes a shot. David Grof makes a fantastic save.

69:46

Strike comes in from Paul Coutts from the free kick.

69:46 Booking

Booking Florent Cuvelier goes into the book.

69:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Florent Cuvelier.

69:07

Unfair challenge on Graham Cummins by Andy Butler results in a free kick. Paul Coutts restarts play with the free kick.

67:24

Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

67:24 Substitution

Substitution Alex Nicholls is brought on as a substitute for Will Grigg.

67:24

The offside flag is raised against Jonathan Macken.

66:49

Andrew Procter takes a shot. David Grof makes a comfortable save.

64:02 Substitution

Substitution Iain Hume replaces Chris Holroyd.

63:20

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevan Hurst, Oliver Lancashire produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

62:59

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in.

62:14

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the right by-line, Will Grigg takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Robertson.

60:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Butler on Graham Cummins. Paul Coutts restarts play with the free kick.

58:37

Anton Peterlin has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

57:11

Richard Taundry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Coutts from right channel, Kevan Hurst manages to make a clearance.

56:10

The offside flag is raised against Will Grigg. Free kick taken by Aaron Brown.

55:15

Chris Holroyd challenges Mat Sadler unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Grof takes the indirect free kick.

53:33

Headed effort from inside the area by Chris Robertson misses to the left of the goal.

52:54

Unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Kevan Hurst results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

51:48

Effort from just inside the penalty box by Florent Cuvelier strikes the post.

51:04

The ball is crossed by Kevan Hurst, Will Grigg takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

50:27

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst, save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

48:50

Mat Sadler sends in a cross, clearance by Thorsten Stuckmann.

48:07

Foul by Graham Cummins on Andy Butler, free kick awarded. David Grof takes the free kick.

45:59

Nicky Hunt crosses the ball, Graham Cummins takes a shot. David Grof makes a save.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +11:54 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +11:25

Danny Mayor takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

45:00 +10:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, Aaron Brown takes a shot.

45:00 +10:01

The ball is crossed by Paul Parry, Graham Cummins takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

45:00 +7:26

Kevan Hurst crosses the ball.

45:00 +5:27

Oliver Lancashire has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

45:00 +4:58

Unfair challenge on Mat Sadler by Paul Coutts results in a free kick. Kevan Hurst takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +3:27

Jonathan Macken challenges Andrew Procter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Hunt.

45:00 +0:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Florent Cuvelier on Danny Mayor. Paul Parry takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +0:25

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

45:00 +0:03

Kevan Hurst takes a shot. Aaron Brown gets a block in.

44:26

Centre by Danny Mayor, Jamie Paterson manages to make a clearance.

41:51

Mat Sadler fouled by Paul Coutts, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mat Sadler.

41:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Graham Cummins. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

40:45

Unfair challenge on Aaron Brown by Jonathan Macken results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Aaron Brown.

40:05

Will Grigg is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the indirect free kick.

37:09

Jamie Paterson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

36:04

A cross is delivered by Mat Sadler, Andy Butler produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

35:46

Short corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line.

34:57

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Fantastic save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

34:09

Paul Coutts crosses the ball.

32:16

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts, Anton Peterlin makes a clearance.

31:37

A cross is delivered by Paul Parry.

30:10

Chris Holroyd challenges Richard Taundry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

29:21 Substitution

Substitution Danny Mayor is brought on as a substitute for Adam Barton.

15:39

The ball is delivered by Graham Cummins, David Grof makes a save.

14:24

Corner taken short by Paul Parry.

13:37

Aaron Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Butler. David Grof takes the indirect free kick.

13:06

Graham Cummins fouled by Richard Taundry, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Parry restarts play with the free kick.

12:56

Kevan Hurst sends in a cross.

12:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Florent Cuvelier. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Brown.

9:38

Shot from just outside the box by Florent Cuvelier goes over the target.

9:03

Jonathan Macken fouled by Adam Barton, the ref awards a free kick. Mat Sadler restarts play with the free kick.

8:24

Jamie Paterson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

5:44

Paul Coutts crosses the ball, Chris Holroyd has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

4:51

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, Richard Taundry makes a clearance.

3:30

Shot from just outside the box by Jonathan Macken goes over the bar.

0:13

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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