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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Liam Roberts stars as Walsall hold Gillingham to goalless draw

Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts helped earn his side a dogged 0-0 draw against in-form Gillingham at Priestfield to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
Roberts made a handful of key saves to deny a Gills side that have lost just twice in their last 17 league games.
Leading scorer Tom Eaves wasted the hosts' best chances of an uneventful opening half.
He headed against the crossbar - following the faintest of touches from Roberts - from 10 yards after meeting Connor Ogilvie's 21st-minute cross, before missing the target following Luke O'Neill's deep delivery 60 seconds later.
Eaves also had the game's first effort on target seven minutes after half-time but could not beat Roberts with his snapshot.
And the Gillingham striker came even closer when, despite being on the ground, he hooked a shot against the post as Walsall struggled to clear O'Neill's free-kick.
Joe Edwards wasted a rare Saddlers break when he shot over from 25 yards before Roberts kept out Jake Hessenthaler's drive.
And Josh Parker wasted Gillingham's final chance of the game in the 83rd minutes, heading over the bar after Eaves crossed from the byline.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 16 +19 35
3 Peterborough United 17 +11 33
4 Barnsley 16 +15 31
5 Luton Town 17 +8 29
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Accrington Stanley 17 +2 28
8 Coventry City 17 +2 28
9 Blackpool 16 +3 25
10 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
11 Walsall 17 -5 25
12 Fleetwood Town 17 +5 23
13 Southend United 17 -1 23
14 Burton Albion 16 0 21
15 Wycombe Wanderers 17 -1 21
16 Rochdale 17 -9 20
17 Gillingham 17 -3 18
18 Shrewsbury Town 17 -4 18
19 Scunthorpe United 17 -11 18
20 Bristol Rovers 17 0 17
21 Oxford United 17 -7 15
22 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 17 -15 11
24 Bradford City 17 -19 10