Striker Alex Nicholls was "devastated" not to hold on to victory against Chesterfield but admits a point was still welcomed.
The struggling Saddlers appeared destined for three much-needed points in their bid to pull themselves out of the bottom four thanks to Nicholls' first-half opener at the b2net Stadium.
But Jack Lester's agonising 90th-minute equaliser ensured Walsall had to settle for just one, although a third successive league draw did at least extend their unbeaten record and ensured they have now only tasted defeat once in their last five outings.
"We're devastated we couldn't see the game out," Nicholls told the club's official website. "It was a game of two halves - we had a good tempo in the first half but then after the break we got deeper and deeper and brought pressure on ourselves.
"We knew they'd come at us after the break but we managed to keep it tight for the most part. I was pleased to get on the scoresheet but we need to be able to see games out and turn these draws into victories.
"There are positives to take out of the game, it's another match unbeaten and we'll go into Christmas in a positive frame of mind. It's a case of dusting ourselves down and being ready to go again. Our next game is against Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing Day, it's one we're looking forward to and will be aiming to express ourselves to get a winning result."