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THE SADDLERS made a prompt return to home action for the visit of Crewe Alexandra as our busy schedule of matches continues.
Before kick-off there was a minute's applause for two-time promotion-winning goalkeeper, John Christie who passed away a couple of days ago.
There was a cagey opening to this game with neither 'keeper called into action in the early exchanges.With 18 minutes on the clock, Febian Brandy tried to bring the game to life as he wriggled into the area to force a corner which eventually came to nothing as Craig Westcarr put the ball back in and the referee blew for a foul.The Saddlers starting to get into our stride as Westcarr forced a corner and then Andy Butler went close.A late challenge on Ben Purkiss gave Walsall a free-kick out wide which was gathered by the 'keeper from Andy Taylor.The visitors just starting to ask a few questions of The Saddlers' defence as we approach the interval.After a low strike from Chuks Aneke was saved by Richard O'Donnell, Nicky Featherstone tried his luck at the other end but saw his effort blocked. It was the second time that this had happened during the opening period.A foul on the lively Brandy gave Walsall a free-kick in a good position which Andy Taylor whipped in but the ball was headed clear.HALF-TIME: Walsall 0 Crewe Alexandra 0-
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