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Fleetwood Town 0-0 Walsall

Fleetwood Town and Walsall played out a lacklustre League One goalless draw at Highbury.

The chances were there but both sides lacked a cutting edge in the final third and a draw was a fair reflection of a forgettable affair on the Fylde coast.

Walsall's Josh Ginnelly and Russell Martin wasted chances as Fleetwood's defence and goalkeeper Alex Cairns struggled in the air.

The Cod Army found conditions difficult as the early kick-off and unusual crisp Autumnal weather saw a low sun impact their vision.

Jason Holt had the best chance for Town, the on-loan Rangers man blasting the ball way over after Nathan Sheron had put the ball on a plate for him.

Ross Wallace acrobatically thundered the ball straight at Roberts at the start of the second half as Fleetwood tried to capitalise on the sun advantage early.

Ash Hunter was thwarted by Nicky Devlin's block as his thunderous effort looked destined to finally break the deadlock.

Walsall substitute Morgan Ferrier nearly won it for the Saddlers, nodding Zeli Ismail's cross from the right just wide of the right post.

Fleetwood nearly got the reward for their patient play late though but Paddy Madden blasted over Ched Evans' cut back.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 29Sheron
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Bolger
  • 26Husband
  • 2Coyle
  • 4Holt
  • 23WallaceSubstituted forBigginsat 90+1'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forEvansat 59'minutes
  • 22HunterSubstituted forMcAlenyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Dempsey
  • 9Evans
  • 10McAleny
  • 16Jones
  • 18Taylor
  • 25Marney
  • 27Biggins

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 34MartinBooked at 73mins
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 10Ismail
  • 15Kinsella
  • 4Dobson
  • 11Ginnelly
  • 29GordonSubstituted forFerrierat 68'minutes
  • 9Cook

Substitutes

  • 8Morris
  • 13Dunn
  • 16Ferrier
  • 20Johnson
  • 27Fitzwater
  • 28Wilson
  • 31Ronan
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,090

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away13
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Walsall 0.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

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

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Ross Wallace.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Attempt missed. Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Andy Cook (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Russell Martin (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Russell Martin (Walsall).

Attempt blocked. Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Russell Martin (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Morgan Ferrier replaces Josh Gordon.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Ashley Hunter.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Jon Guthrie (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Josh Gordon (Walsall) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ched Evans replaces Wes Burns.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Zeli Ismail (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Barnsley17104331141734
4Peterborough18104434231134
5Luton1895432201232
6Charlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster188462725228
9Coventry188462019128
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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