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Burton Albion 0-0 Walsall

A goalless draw between Burton Albion and Walsall satisfied few at the Pirelli Stadium as both sides struggled to find a winner.

The first half saw Albion dominate for long periods without being able to find a moment of real quality to carve open the Saddlers defence.

David Templeton looked to be Burton's biggest threat in a poor first period; coming in from the left with a low shot blocked by Jon Guthrie inside the six-yard box before skewing a 25-yard effort wide of Liam Roberts' post.

The second half produced much better fare, with Roberts having to save from a dipping Colin Daniel effort and Walsall carving out a decent chance when Zeli Ismail found Matt Jarvis in the box, with the winger's first-time shot fizzing just wide.

Josh Gordon forced Brad Collins into an excellent save on 79 minutes from six yards out with a firm header but neither side could fashion a winner on a day when defences dominated.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 40Collins
  • 10Akins
  • 3Buxton
  • 5McFadzean
  • 26Daniel
  • 4AllenSubstituted forBrayfordat 69'minutes
  • 23Quinn
  • 7Fraser
  • 16HarnessBooked at 45mins
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forBradleyat 86'minutes
  • 11TempletonSubstituted forWallaceat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 2Brayford
  • 9Sbarra
  • 15Bradley
  • 18Miller
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 22Wallace

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 35Scarr
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 2Edwards
  • 15Kinsella
  • 29GordonBooked at 41mins
  • 4Dobson
  • 11Jarvis
  • 10Ismail

Substitutes

  • 13Dunn
  • 27Fitzwater
  • 28Norman
  • 30Osbourne
  • 34Laird
  • 36Oteh
  • 38Blackett-Taylor
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
3,924

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Walsall 0.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Alex Bradley replaces Liam Boyce.

Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jake Buxton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Gordon (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Josh Gordon (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kieran Wallace replaces David Templeton.

Attempt saved. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matthew Jarvis (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. John Brayford replaces Jamie Allen.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

Attempt saved. Luke Leahy (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Gordon (Walsall).

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Walsall).

Attempt blocked. Luke Leahy (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).

Josh Gordon (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Gordon (Walsall).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Burton Albion 0, Walsall 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Walsall 0.

Booking

Marcus Harness (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marcus Harness (Burton Albion).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton35229469294075
2Barnsley352010562283470
3Sunderland341814261322968
4Portsmouth351811660372365
5Charlton35179951351660
6Doncaster341510960431755
7Peterborough351510105648855
8Coventry35148133838050
9Fleetwood351310124637949
10Blackpool341212103433148
11Burton351111134241144
12Wycombe351110144452-843
13Southend35125184448-441
14Accrington331011123444-1041
15Plymouth35118164556-1141
16Scunthorpe35118164260-1841
17Shrewsbury35913133845-740
18Gillingham35117174658-1240
19Oxford Utd35912144353-1039
20Walsall35109163755-1839
21Bristol Rovers34910153537-237
22Rochdale3597194274-3234
23Bradford3596203960-2133
24Wimbledon3586212853-2530
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