Sep 6, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Banks's Stadium
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Result: Walsall, Colchester United ends goalless

Result: Walsall, Colchester ends goalless
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The League One clash between Walsall and Colchester United at the Bescot Stadium ends goalless despite a dominant Saddlers performance.

The League One clash between Walsall and Colchester United at the Bescot Stadium has ended goalless despite the home side dominating proceedings.

The first concrete chance of the game fell to Colchester's Freddie Sears, whose low strike in the 11th minute smashed the base of the post and rebounded away from goal.

The woodwork was troubled once again just three minutes later, when Billy Clifford's cross was met by Saddlers forward Tom Bradshaw, who headed against the post.

Midway through the first half, the home side had another good chance, with Mathieu Manset sending a low ball through to Adam Chambers, who subsequently blasted inches wide.

Sears was United's standout player and tested the Walsall defence again a few minutes later with a powerful strike that ended up being blocked.

The away side had a penalty appeal turned down early on after the restart when Sanchez Watt went over in the Saddlers box, but the referee was unmoved.

Aside from the odd U's foray, the game went on to be dominated by Walsall, as the home side saw chances from James Baxendale and Reece Flanagan fly just off target.

Bradshaw arguably had the best chance for the home side at the death, but he fired wide following a defence-splitting pass from Baxendale.

Richard O'Donnell of Walsall kicks the ball upfield during the pre season friendly match between Walsall and Aston Villa at the Banks' Stadium on July 31, 2013
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