Battling Walsall came away from Huish Park, Yeovil, wondering just what they have to do to win a game, or even score a goal, at the minute. Its not for the want of trying, that's for sure, but for all their industrious hard work, just as at the previous way game at Hartlpool United, and had to settle for another 0-0 draw. Not ideal as Walsall strive to make up ground on those in the top six as there is still that four point gap to make up between themselves and Tranmere Rovers, but still its another point on the board and extends their unbeaten sequence to 11 games.
Leading scorer Will Grigg returned from his recent hamstring injury and although his movement wasn't hampered he didn't look as sharpe as he did before his injury which is understandable. Wide men Jamie Paterson and Febian Brandy did their best to break down a stiut Yeovil defence and when they did force their way through it just wouldn't happen for them. There were not too many direct attempts at goal from Saddlers, for all their hard work in the final third.
Yeovil, for their part, had a few opportuntities but with Saddlers defensive pairing Andy Butler and Paul Downing continuing to blossom they were shut out. Sam Johnstone didn't have too much to do in the Saddlers goal and it was the second successive clean sheet for him since the start of his loan spell from Manchester United. So Walsall's next two home games- against Coventry City and Sheffield United this week- should determine if they are to make the play offs or not.
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