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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Walsall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Walsall 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Ross Wallace.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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