Promotion-chasing Walsall had to settle for a point as they extended Crawley's winless league run to six matches.

As well as keeping a third straight clean sheet, the Saddlers had the better of the chances.

Crawley's three Football League meetings with Walsall have all ended in draws, last season's two meetings both ending 2-2.

Craig Westcarr's low left-foot shot was denied by Crawley keeper Paul Jones.

Having hit the post with an early second-half shot, Westcarr then blazed over from eight yards after being set up by Milan Lalkovic, while Andy Taylor's low shot was fumbled by Jones.

Crawley did have chances, striker Jamie Proctor heading Crawley Town 0-0 Walsall wide from a cross by Walsall old boy Mat Sadler, before fit-again Billy Clarke's low 20-yard shot was saved by Richard O'Donnell, who he had also tested in first-half stoppage time.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Sussex:

"I would say two teams that pretty much cancelled each other out and who play in similar ways and similar formations and probably had the same sort of information. The longer it went on, the more chance it was going to be 0-0.

"There were less mistakes out there and there was far better decision making, and we are going to take a lot of positives out of what we got today. The decision making in the final third was certainly better in the second half.

"In the second half I thought everyone got nervous, even the crowd and the players did as well, and towards the end you start to think is it worth taking the draw. And the draw extends the run a bit and we'll take the confidence from it."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 02 Hurst
  • 03 Sadler
  • 21 Jones
  • 04 Connolly Booked
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 10 Drury
  • 15 Bulman
  • 14 Proctor (Alexander - 79' )
  • 07 Clarke (Sinclair - 80' )
  • 16 Adams

Substitutes

  • 08 Torres
  • 09 Alexander
  • 11 Simpson
  • 12 Walsh
  • 20 Sinclair
  • 23 Smith
  • 25 Maddison

Walsall

  • 01 O'Donnell
  • 15 Chambers
  • 03 Taylor Booked
  • 07 Chambers Booked
  • 12 Downing
  • 04 Butler
  • 16 Baxendale (Hemmings - 77' )
  • 08 Mantom
  • 10 Westcarr
  • 25 Sawyers (Hewitt - 89' )
  • 09 Lalkovic (Gray - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Purkiss
  • 06 Featherstone
  • 11 Hemmings
  • 13 Lewis
  • 14 Benning
  • 24 Hewitt
  • 27 Gray
Ref: Tim Robinson
Att: 3,296

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

2 3

Corners

2 4

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Walsall 0.

90:00 +4:34 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Walsall 0.

90:00 +3:55

Troy Hewitt (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:55

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

90:00 +0:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +0:27

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

89:46

Delay in match Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) because of an injury.

88:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Walsall. Julian Gray replaces Milan Lalkovic.

88:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Walsall. Troy Hewitt replaces Romaine Sawyers.

87:10 Booking

Booking Adam Chambers (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

87:08

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:08

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

84:29

Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:29

Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Walsall).

82:44

Delay in match Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

82:05

Attempt saved. Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

80:16

Attempt missed. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

79:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Emile Sinclair replaces Billy Clarke.

78:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander replaces Jamie Proctor.

78:34

Attempt missed. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

76:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Walsall. Ashley Hemmings replaces James Baxendale.

74:18

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

71:28

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

70:00

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:57

Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).

69:39

Attempt missed. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

67:49

Attempt missed. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

65:48

Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

65:48

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:18

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:18

Foul by Craig Westcarr (Walsall).

56:33 Booking

Booking Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

56:21

Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:21

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

55:26

Attempt missed. Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

54:44 Booking

Booking Andy Taylor (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

54:33

Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:33

Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

53:34

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by James Hurst.

50:57

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

49:49

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:49

Foul by Craig Westcarr (Walsall).

49:00

Craig Westcarr (Walsall) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

47:12

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

47:12

James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Walsall 0.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Walsall 0.

45:00 +1:59

Hand ball by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

45:00 +0:53

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

42:58

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

42:56

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

42:05

Delay in match Craig Westcarr (Walsall) because of an injury.

40:01

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

38:51

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by James Chambers.

34:38

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

34:38

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:59

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Paul Downing.

33:17

Attempt saved. Andy Taylor (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

32:53

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Paul Jones.

32:38

Attempt missed. James Baxendale (Walsall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

31:07

Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:24

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:24

Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).

29:52

Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25:50

Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:50

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

25:18

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

24:31

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

24:31

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

23:14

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:14

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

18:10

Attempt missed. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

14:13

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14:13

Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).

13:51

Attempt saved. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

12:28

Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

12:28

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:54

Attempt missed. James Hurst (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:31

James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:31

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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