Walsall 0-0 Colchester- Match Report

Last updated : 06 September 2014
Walsall 0-0 Colchester: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.All square at WalsallSky Bet League One strugglers Walsall and Colchester earned a point each from a 0-0 draw at the Banks's Stadium.Saddlers striker Tom Bradshaw shot wide with a chance to win it in stoppage time and the result meant Walsall have now gone 12 league games since their last win, while the U's halted a run of four successive league defeats in their first match under new manager Tony Humes.Colchester were the more dangerous side in the first half and Freddie Sears hit the inside of a post with Richard O'Donnell well beaten after Sammie Szmodics had dummied over a right-wing cross.Bradshaw saw a looping header bounce on top of the bar from Billy Clifford's free-kick two minutes later, and Adam Chambers shot wide from a Mathieu Manset cross for the Saddlers.But then only two desperate blocks by home defenders Paul Downing and James O'Connor prevented Sears and Szmodics opening the visitors' account under Humes.Right at the startof the second half Colchester felt they should have had a penalty when Sanchez Watt went down as he was tackled by Downing

But referee Pat Miller waved them aside.Teenager Reece Flanagan could have won it for the hosts with 18 minutes to go but fired wide after bursting into the box, before Bradshaw's squandered late chance meant the game finished goalless

Source : PA

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