Yeovil Town missed the chance to move into the League One play-off places as they played out a drab draw with fellow promotion hopefuls Walsall.

Both sides wasted chances with Dan Burn going close with a header for the hosts and Febian Brandy forcing a fine save from Glovers keeper Marek Stech.

Jamie Paterson also curled a shot just wide for the Saddlers and they created the better openings after the break.

Will Grigg shot over from close range and Craig Westcarr headed over late on.

Yeovil, who have now gone five games without a win but are only one point outside the play-offs, felt they should have had a penalty when referee Tim Robinson turned down an appeal when James Hayter clashed with Paul Downing.

Walsall lie ninth, three points and two places behind the Glovers on the back of an 11-match unbeaten run.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset

"It's a disappointing result but whether it's disastrous we'll have to wait and see.

"We've got to worry about our form because you can have a game in hand, but if your form's not there then it doesn't mean anything.

"We've got to work very hard to get our mental toughness back.

"We're asking them to bring out their Championship form because if they want to go up they've got to be at that level."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (3)

Yeovil

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 05 Webster
  • 18 Burn
  • 20 Edwards
  • 08 Upson
  • 14 Foley (Dolan - 63' )
  • 22 Dawson
  • 09 Hayter
  • 17 Madden
  • 29 Balanta

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 04 Hinds
  • 13 Maksimenko
  • 16 Ralph
  • 19 Gordon
  • 10 Williams
  • 26 Dolan

Walsall

  • 28 Johnstone
  • 04 Butler
  • 22 Downing
  • 25 J Chambers
  • 26 Taylor
  • 07 A Chambers
  • 27 Mantom
  • 09 Grigg (Hemmings - 78' )
  • 10 Paterson
  • 12 Brandy
  • 29 Westcarr (Sawyers - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Holden
  • 14 Purkiss
  • 06 Featherstone
  • 11 Hemmings
  • 24 Baxendale
  • 31 Roberts
  • 33 Sawyers
Ref: Robinson
Att: 5,594

Match Stats

Shots

6 7

On target

1 4

Corners

6 4

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:45 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:43

Adam Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Dolan. Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

90:00 +0:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Mantom by James Hayter. Free kick taken by Andy Taylor.

89:47

The offside flag is raised against James Hayter. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Johnstone.

88:10

Foul by Paul Downing on James Hayter, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Edward Upson from the free kick.

86:30 Substitution

Substitution Romaine Sawyers comes on in place of Craig Westcarr.

84:54

Unfair challenge on Matthew Dolan by Sam Mantom results in a free kick. Matthew Dolan takes the direct free kick.

84:09

Luke Ayling sends in a cross, Paddy Madden has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.

81:17

Andy Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Webster. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.

80:15

Adam Chambers fouled by Edward Upson, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Downing takes the free kick.

79:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Edward Upson, Craig Westcarr makes a clearance.

78:27

Inswinging corner taken by Edward Upson, clearance by Andy Butler.

77:16 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Hemmings replaces Will Grigg.

75:35

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Taylor, Will Grigg has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

75:05

Corner taken by Andy Taylor from the right by-line, clearance by Byron Webster.

74:20

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr, Adam Chambers takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Marek Stech.

73:16

The ball is sent over by Edward Upson, Header from close range by Byron Webster misses to the right of the target.

72:41

Andy Butler challenges James Hayter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Ayling restarts play with the free kick.

70:33

Corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson, Byron Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler. Sam Johnstone restarts play with the free kick.

69:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Febian Brandy by Joe Edwards. Febian Brandy takes the free kick.

68:15

The ball is sent over by Luke Ayling.

67:34

Inswinging corner taken by Edward Upson from the left by-line, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

66:43

Handball decision goes against Craig Westcarr. Direct free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

65:36

Effort on goal by Sam Mantom from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

64:27

Edward Upson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Craig Westcarr manages to make a clearance.

63:34

Angelo Balanta produces a cross.

62:35 Substitution

Substitution Sam Foley leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Dolan.

58:50

The ball is sent over by Angelo Balanta, clearance made by Andy Butler.

58:11

The ball is delivered by Sam Foley, clearance by Andy Butler.

56:50

Febian Brandy takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a comfortable save.

56:11

Andy Butler concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hayter. Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

55:37

The ball is swung over by Sam Foley.

55:03

Edward Upson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Sam Mantom.

52:31

The ball is crossed by Will Grigg, save by Marek Stech.

50:47

Centre by Jamie Paterson.

47:19

The ball is swung over by Paddy Madden, save made by Sam Johnstone.

46:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Burn by Will Grigg. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.

45:23

A cross is delivered by Craig Westcarr, Edward Upson manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:41

Will Grigg is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:26

The ball is crossed by Sam Foley.

42:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Webster on Will Grigg. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Westcarr, clearance by Byron Webster.

41:41

Febian Brandy challenges Luke Ayling unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Ayling takes the direct free kick.

41:15

The official flags Jamie Paterson offside. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

39:15

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Taylor, Luke Ayling manages to make a clearance.

37:54

Unfair challenge on Febian Brandy by Dan Burn results in a free kick. Andy Taylor shoots direct from the free kick.

35:58

The official flags James Hayter offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Johnstone.

35:13

Long range shot by Jamie Paterson goes wide right of the target.

33:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Grigg by Dan Burn. Paul Downing takes the direct free kick.

31:57

Long range effort from Dan Burn misses to the left of the goal.

31:44

The ball is swung over by Angelo Balanta, clearance by Paul Downing.

31:32

The ball is crossed by Angelo Balanta, clearance by Andy Butler.

29:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Dawson on Craig Westcarr. Direct free kick taken by Andy Butler.

29:03

The ball is delivered by Sam Foley, clearance made by Andy Butler.

27:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Hayter. Sam Johnstone takes the indirect free kick.

25:40

Joe Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Febian Brandy. Free kick taken by James Chambers.

20:52

Unfair challenge on Febian Brandy by Kevin Dawson results in a free kick. James Chambers takes the free kick.

20:05

James Hayter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Febian Brandy. Sam Johnstone takes the direct free kick.

19:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chambers on Edward Upson. Direct free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

17:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chambers on Angelo Balanta. Free kick taken by Edward Upson.

17:07

The referee blows for offside. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.

12:45

Febian Brandy takes a shot. Save made by Sam Johnstone.

11:56

Angelo Balanta delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Dan Burn misses to the left of the goal.

11:19

Adam Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hayter. Edward Upson restarts play with the free kick.

10:53

Jamie Paterson crosses the ball, Marek Stech makes a comfortable save.

8:55

The ball is sent over by Joe Edwards.

6:31

Foul by Sam Mantom on Paddy Madden, free kick awarded. Luke Ayling restarts play with the free kick.

3:16

Joe Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Westcarr. James Chambers takes the direct free kick.

2:27

Febian Brandy sends in a cross.

1:50

The ball is swung over by Andy Taylor.

0:41

Edward Upson takes a shot. Sam Johnstone makes a comfortable save.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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