14 March 2023

Walsall draw a blank once again as they take a point against Swindon

14 March 2023

Walsall’s wait for a home goal stretched to 418 minutes despite showing promise in a 0-0 draw with Swindon in Sky Bet League Two.

The home side’s best moments came either side of the interval, but the breakthrough proved elusive as Michael Flynn’s men chalked up a 12th league outing without victory.

A routine Donervon Daniels header was almost fumbled into the net by Swindon goalkeeper Sol Brynn, whose blushes were spared by an offside flag against Matty Stevens 10 minutes before half-time.

The move of the half almost saw the Saddlers strike deep into first-half stoppage time but Manny Monthe, bombing forward from full-back, saw his shot on the run whistle narrowly past the far post.

The hosts mustered an even better chance 12 seconds after the restart, with Tom Knowles sliding to the free Stevens whose shot was too close to Brynn.

Swindon came to life during the closing stages. Substitute Rushian Hepburn-Murphy had a shot headed clear by Liam Gordon, Ronan Darcy saw a 25-yard piledriver pushed around the left-hand post by Owen Evans and Charlie Austin stooped to head wide under pressure at the death.

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