Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Walsall 1.
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.
- 10TaylorSubstituted forMooreat 71'minutes
- 21NicholsBooked at 31mins
- 38MoncurSubstituted forOduwaat 78'minutes
- 18Da Silva Lopes
- 8CuvelierSubstituted forMoussaat 62'minutesBooked at 84mins
- 33MakrisSubstituted forOsbourneat 77'minutes
- Ben Toner
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Walsall 1.
Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Franck Moussa.
Foul by Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United).
Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Scott Laird (Walsall) because of an injury.
Scott Laird (Walsall) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.
Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).
Simeon Jackson (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Scott Laird (Walsall).
Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall).
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.
Attempt blocked. Franck Moussa (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Deon Moore (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathan Oduwa replaces George Moncur.