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Peterborough United 1-1 Walsall

Walsall came within a whisker of a first away win of the League One season after battling out a 1-1 draw at Peterborough.

Saddlers full-back Scott Laird slammed a shot against the inside of a post with four minutes to go at the ABAX Stadium.

The visitors had earlier been reliant on excellent saves from goalkeeper Neil Etheridge and a Flo Cuvelier goal-line clearance to keep them on level terms following a first-half exchange of goals.

Walsall hit the front when Simeon Jackson met a 16th-minute cross from Cuvelier to head home his fourth goal of the season, but Posh did not take long to level.

Marcus Maddison also grabbed his fourth goal of the season as he curled a sublime 27th-minute shot past Etheridge.

But they could find no other way past the Walsall number one who produced finger-tip stops to keep out a deflected Gwion Edwards shot in the first half and a goal-bound Tom Nichols header in the second period.

And even when Etheridge was beaten for a second time on the stroke of half-time, Cuvelier was on hand to clear an Edwards effort off the line as Posh had to settle for a third successive home draw.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 4Bostwick
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 11Maddison
  • 8Forrester
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forMooreat 71'minutes
  • 7Edwards
  • 21NicholsBooked at 31mins
  • 38MoncurSubstituted forOduwaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Baldwin
  • 14Tyler
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 20White
  • 23Chettle
  • 30Oduwa
  • 31Moore

Walsall

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Etheridge
  • 5McCarthy
  • 32Toner
  • 4O'Connor
  • 3Laird
  • 7Chambers
  • 11Morris
  • 8CuvelierSubstituted forMoussaat 62'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 10Oztumer
  • 9Jackson
  • 33MakrisSubstituted forOsbourneat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dobson
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 14Osbourne
  • 15Kinsella
  • 16Preston
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 44Moussa
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
4,906

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Walsall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Walsall 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Franck Moussa.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United).

  6. Post update

    Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match Scott Laird (Walsall) because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Scott Laird (Walsall) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

  11. Post update

    Simeon Jackson (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scott Laird (Walsall).

  14. Booking

    Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Franck Moussa (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Deon Moore (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathan Oduwa replaces George Moncur.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe95312091118
2Bury95221610617
3Bolton9441107316
4Bradford9360106415
5Northampton9351138514
6Port Vale94231211114
7Sheff Utd94231213-114
8Gillingham94231416-214
9Bristol Rovers93421313013
10Peterborough93331612412
11Fleetwood93331413112
12MK Dons93331211112
13Oxford Utd933399012
14Millwall93331617-112
15Chesterfield93241312111
16Charlton92521110111
17Swindon93241012-211
18Walsall92431012-210
19Rochdale92341113-29
20Wimbledon92341114-39
21Shrewsbury9225914-58
22Oldham915349-58
23Southend9225918-98
24Coventry9054410-65
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