No goals in League One

  • Last Updated: February 15 2014, 0:03 GMT

A review of Friday night's action in Sky Bet League One as neither match played was able to produce a goal.

Bobby Olejnik: Peterborough keeper denied Walsall
Bobby Olejnik: Peterborough keeper denied Walsall

Sanchez Watt was sent off as 10-man Colchester bravely held on to claim a 0-0 draw against Swindon at a sodden and windswept County Ground.

Former Arsenal youngster Watt was sent off 23 minutes from time for aiming a head-butt at Swindon's Louis Thompson after a scuffle broke out following Marcus Bean's foul on Thompson.

But Swindon could not make their man advantage tell as Nathan Byrne blazed the home side's best chance over the crossbar late on.

Severe weather played its part in a game of few clear-cut chances.

Fans were kept from entering the stadium until 7pm after a pitch inspection surprisingly gave the game the green light.

Former Tottenham defender Byrne caused Colchester problems throughout and Michael Smith should have converted his cross after 17 minutes.

There was little to love on Valentine's Day as play-off rivals Peterborough and Walsall battled out an attritional goalless draw at London Road.

A dreadful surface and fierce wind combined to ensure a poor spectacle in which chances were few and far between.

On-loan Walsall striker Michael Ngoo squandered the best opportunity when steering a free header from Febian Brandy's corner straight at goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik.

Brandy and Sam Mantom were also denied by smart saves from the home goalkeeper as Walsall finished the first half strongly, while Brandy also blazed a powerful late shot over the crossbar.

It took Posh until early in the second period to muster a shot on goal as Michael Bostwick saw two long-range efforts kept out in the space of a minute.

Walsall goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell was also equal to a swerving Danny Swanson shot before also clutching top-scorer Britt Assombalonga's rebound.


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