Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Walsall - 17-Oct-2017 : Match Report

17 October 2017
Tyler Roberts' penalty earns Walsall share of spoils

Tyler Roberts' second-half penalty earned Walsall a 1-1 draw at MK Dons in a low-key contest between two teams in the bottom half of League One.

The Saddlers have now drawn their last four games in the league and they shook off a poor first-half display to eventually share the spoils.

MK Dons broke the deadlock in the 24th minute when Chuks Aneke made the most of some loose marking to nod Ousseynou Cisse's free-kick into the bottom corner.

Captain Alex Gilbey then almost added a second for the hosts when he headed Aneke's cross over, with Walsall providing a minimal threat in the first half.

However, they were handed a lifeline on 58 minutes thanks to a clumsy challenge from behind in the area by Ethan Ebanks-Landell on Roberts, who made no mistake from the spot.

Ed Upson then sent a free-kick just over before Roberts forced Lee Nicholls into a good save from a tight angle after he had got away from Scott Wootton.

Source: PA