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Walsall 0-0 Bradford City

Walsall and Bradford ensured they remain unbeaten in League One after a goalless draw at the Banks's Stadium.

The home side came close when Adam Chambers drew an injury-time save from Bradford's loan keeper Jordan Pickford.

The Sunderland stopper impressed and his side threatened in the first half through an Ashley Grimes volley.

James Hanson looked like earning Bradford a second win but his header lacked power as Walsall drew their second match of the season.

Walsall manager Dean Smith told BBC WM:

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Smith on Walsall v Bradford

"We were the aggressors for the majority of the game and we had the ball for the majority of the game.

"A clean sheet is always something, a platform, to build from and we'll get better in the final third.

"[Billy Clifford] is a great technical player, he can get on the ball and he can create things. In the last couple of games as sub, he has impressed me.

"James Chambers looks like he has a hamstring strain and we should perhaps put him out for a couple of weeks, but it's something that happens and we'll have to deal with that."

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Kinsella
  • 6Downing
  • 15ChambersSubstituted forHoldenat 70'minutes
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Chambers
  • 26B Clifford
  • 24Grimes
  • 10Sawyers
  • 14BenningSubstituted forFordeat 75'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 5Holden
  • 11Baxendale
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Morris
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 27Forde

Bradford

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Darby
  • 5Davies
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Meredith
  • 8LiddleBooked at 39mins
  • 17Kennedy
  • 11KnottSubstituted forDolanat 66'minutes
  • 14YeatesSubstituted forShariffat 76'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 28BennettSubstituted forMcLeanat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 7McLean
  • 12Williams
  • 16Shariff
  • 18Routis
  • 19McBurnie
  • 20Morais
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,520

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 0, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Bradford City 0.
Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Adam Chambers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Hand ball by Tom Bradshaw (Walsall).
Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jason Kennedy (Bradford City).
Dean Holden (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).
Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).
Attempt missed. Andy Taylor (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).
Jason Kennedy (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mo Shariff replaces Mark Yeates.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Anthony Forde replaces Malvind Benning.
Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Yeates (Bradford City).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Dean Holden replaces James Chambers because of an injury.
Delay in match James Chambers (Walsall) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jason Kennedy (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Dolan replaces Billy Knott.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Aaron McLean replaces Mason Bennett.
Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Billy Clifford (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).
Andy Taylor (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mason Bennett (Bradford City).
Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).
Ashley Grimes (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Stephen Darby.
Attempt blocked. Mason Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Stephen Darby.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by James Meredith.
Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).
Andy Taylor (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Mason Bennett (Bradford City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Walsall 0, Bradford City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Walsall 0, Bradford City 0.
Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Downing (Walsall).
Foul by Ashley Grimes (Walsall).
Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).
Foul by Malvind Benning (Walsall).
Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Ashley Grimes (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

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1Bristol City220026
2Chesterfield220026
3Peterborough220026
4Fleetwood220026
5Crawley220026
6Preston211044
7Port Vale211024
8Bradford211014
9MK Dons210113
10Doncaster210113
11Leyton Orient210113
12Swindon210113
13Gillingham210103
14Coventry210103
15Barnsley210103
16Walsall202002
17Colchester2011-11
18Notts County2011-11
19Oldham2011-21
20Crewe2002-20
21Rochdale2002-20
22Sheff Utd2002-20
23Yeovil2002-50
24Scunthorpe2002-60
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