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Saddlers held at home: Match Review

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Struggling Walsall saw their winless run extended to eight games when they were held to a goalless draw by Bristol Rovers.

The Saddlers have now recorded three successive draws and Rovers were the dominant side thoroughout, so much so that home keeper Clayton Ince picked up the man-of-the-match award.

Walsall should have won it, though, in injury time when big defender Clayton McDonald had a free header from Richard Taundry's corner, but he sent the ball into the bar when he should have hit the net.

Rovers were determined to end their poor away record and were the sharper side for long periods and in the 23rd minute only a desperate tackle by Darryl Westlake prevented Wayne Brown giving the visitors the lead.

Without suspended top scorer Troy Deeney, Walsall were woefully short of penetration upfront, although four minutes after half-time Matt Richards did get their first shot on target, but it was easy for Pirates' keeper Mikkel Andersen.

And after 69 minutes Stuart Campbell sent Jo Kuffour through for Rovers but the striker saw his shot cleared for a corner by McDonald as it ended all-square.

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Bristol Rovers
Football
Jo Kuffour
Troy Deeney
League One
Walsall
Richard Taundry
Clayton Ince
Jo
Matt Richards
Mikkel Andersen
Darryl Westlake
Wayne Brown
Clayton McDonald
Wayne Brown
Stuart Campbell

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