Saddlers battle to goalless draw

30 January 2010 06:46
Peterborough loanee Rene Howe provided the openings for the Canada international - who has 11 league goals to his name this term - but the game remained scoreless, leaving both team winless in their last six league outings.[LNB]Walsall went close early on when Clayton McDonald's header from a corner was saved by Alan Julian.[LNB]Jackson then sliced wide after being sent through by Howe before firing a further two first-half efforts straight at Walsall keeper Clayton Ince.[LNB]Gills continued to spurn chances as Jack Payne failed to convert Howe's low cross from the right and winger Andy Barcham fired over.[LNB]Howe saw a close-range shot deflected wide after 55 minutes and only a McDonald tackle prevented Jackson converting a Barcham through-ball 10 minutes later. Jamie Vincent blocked Mark Bentley's shot on the goalline with five minutes to go to deny Gillingham victory.[LNB][LNB][LNB]

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