Walsall 0-0 MK Dons - Finishes all square at the Bescot Stadium

MK Dons Matchday Live - Walsall
MK Dons Matchday Live - Walsall

Get the latest from the game

FULL TIME: Walsall 0-0 MK Dons

A scrappy, but entertaining game here at the Bescot.

Dons with the better of the chances, especially Eisa’s effort in stoppage time.

The search for a win goes on.

90+2 mins: What a miss!

Oh Mo! Great one-two with Leko, Eisa has space in the six yard box but he spins it over the bar

Stoppage time

Four minutes to be added on

82 mins: Wasted opportunity

Good work from Leko to keep the ball in play, the Walsall defence caught napping as Tomlinson gets the ball just inside the box, but he doesn’t choose to cross or shoot, just harmlessly lofts it out of play

Tonight’s attendance

Walsall announce the attendance of 4,515 here at the Bescot tonight.

77 mins: Mac with the save

Knowles is only just on for Walsall, and he takes aim from range to draw out a good save from MacGillivray. His first team action of the game

75 mins: O’Hora with a header

Tomlinson’s free-kick floated in, O’Hora on the end of it to direct it goalwards but Evans gathers low to his left.

68 mins: WHAT?!

Oh that would have been some opening goal from Ellis Harrison! Norman’s ball loops up in the air, Eisa nods it in the direction of his striker partner who goes for an outrageous overhead kick! The keeper saves though, palming it up before gathering.

And it’s his last involvement as he’s replaced by Matt Dennis.

Jack Payne also makes way for Jonathan Leko as Graham Alexander throws three strikers at this now.

67 mins: Close call

Fierce strike from Hutchinson, but his effort from 20 yards goes just wide.

Norman into the book for a late challenge in Walsall’s build-up

65 mins: Gilbey into the book

Walsall shape to counter after Harvie’s ball can’t be brought under control by Eisa, Gilbey stops Daniels from breaking and goes into the book.

Fans crying out for Jonathan Leko to come on, and looks like they might get their wish

60 mins: What’s O’Hora doing up there?!

Not often you see a burst forwards from the centre back, but Warren O’Hora is agonisingly close to getting on the end of Alex Gilbey’s ball in behind, there’s just too much on it

54 mins: Eisa over the bar

Good touch from Mo Eisa to avert the ball from Harry Williams, but he is downed on the edge of the box, and the Walsall man goes into the book.

The striker takes the free-kick but puts it high over the top.

52 mins: Walsall starting brightly

The home side have come out the blocks quickly, and sliced Dons open there but once again, that man Anthony Stewart on hand to block it off


Back underway at the Bescot Stadium - no changes for either side at the break

HALF-TIME: Walsall 0-0 MK Dons

Dons the better of the two sides here in that first-half, but nothing to give them the advantage.

Ellis Harrison, Mo Eisa, Daniel Harvie and Warren O’Hora with sights of goal, but only Harrison’s header was really troubling keeper Owen Evans.

Anthony Stewart having a really good game at the other end, bravely holding up Walsall in what has been the best 45 mins of his spells for Dons.

Stoppage time

Two minutes to be added on

44 mins: Flag goes up

There was a nervous wait there as the official hesitated to put his flag up for Ross Tierney’s run, it eventually does go up, but not before Freddie Draper sweeps it past MacGillivray.

On the replays, he is definitely offside.

39 mins: Stewart having a good game

Cracking game so far from the Aberdeen loanee so far, Anthony Stewart is even getting his name chanted by the Dons fans for his efforts in the opening 40 minutes or so. He has blocked everything in his direction.

37 mins: More good attacking play

Wonderful cross-field ball from Harvie picks out Norman, slide-rule pass to Payne in behind, but his ball across is just behind the run of Harrison who can’t direct a shot cleanly.

34 mins: End to end stuff

All of a sudden Walsall are back on the attack after a spell not being able to get hold of the ball. Stewart and O’Hora having decent games of it so far, denying everything the home side have put into the penalty area