February 23, 2013
Bees and Saddlers share spoils
Brentford fought out a goalless draw with in-form Walsall in a game of few clear-cut chances.
Marcello Trotta came closest to ending the stalemate with a flurry of first-half efforts which were well saved by Saddlers goalkeeper Aaron McCarey.
Walsall, who had won six of their last eight, almost went behind on 17 minutes when Clayton Donaldson got ahead of his marker only to see his speculative volley bounce to safety off the upright.
The visitors always looked dangerous on the counter attack, with Fabian Brandy a constant threat.
Trotta again went close just before the break as his turn and volley forced a full-length save from McCarey as Walsall's goal led a charmed life.
But Dean Smith's side came into it more in the second half, Andy Taylor going close with a low drive and Bees keeper Simon Moore winning a one-on-one with Saddlers striker James Baxendale.
|21 Simon Moore||32 Aaron McCarey|
|5 Tony Craig||4 Andy Butler|
|14 Shaleum Logan||26 Andy Taylor|
|6 Harlee Dean||22 Paul Downing|
|24 Jake Bidwell||18 Ben George|
|8 Jonathan Douglas||7 Adam Chambers|
|12 Tom Adeyemi||27 Sam Mantom|
|4 Adam Forshaw||24 James Baxendale|
|9 Clayton Donaldson||10 Jamie Paterson|
|17 Bradley Wright-Phillips||12 Febian Brandy|
|11 Marcello Trotta||9 William Grigg|
|1 Richard Lee||David Grof 1|
|3 Scott Barron||Dean Holden 5|
|32 Liam Moore||Malvind Benning 20|
|20 Toumani Diagouraga||Nicky Featherstone 6|
|7 Sam Saunders||Ashley Hemmings 11|
|23 Paul Hayes||Craig Westcarr 29|
|19 Harry Forrester||George Bowerman 17|
|Harry Forrester for Bradley Wright-Phillips (66)||Craig Westcarr for James Baxendale (78)|
|Toumani Diagouraga for Tom Adeyemi (75)||Nicky Featherstone for Febian Brandy (90)|
|Sam Saunders for Adam Forshaw (86)|
|Febian Brandy (38)|
|Sam Mantom (75)|
|· Squads: Brentford | Walsall|