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All square in battle at the bottom: Match Review

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Swindon and Walsall played out a drab goalless draw in a crucial match at the bottom of League One.

It was Paul Hart's first game in charge of the Robins after replacing Danny Wilson on Wednesday, and The County Ground saw its second highest attendance of the season with over 10,000 watching what proved to be a game with only one shot on target.

The first half was a poor affair with neither team really threatening.

Swindon had a couple of half chances when a short corner eventually fell to Matt Ritchie but his powerful shot from 12 yards flew wide.

And seconds later on-loan striker Mike Grella capitalised on a mistake in the Walsall defence but saw his shot whistle past the left-hand upright.

Swindon's first attack of the second half almost saw them take the lead. Ritchie carved out a superb cross from the left-hand side and skipper Jonathan Douglas rose well but his header came back off the angle of post and bar.

There was very little action in front of goal until the last minute of injury time when Swindon broke quickly and Michael Rose let fly with a fierce shot just inside the penalty area that was brilliantly tipped onto the crossbar by Walsall's James Walker.

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James Walker
Matt Ritchie
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