Mc Laughlin saw a 25-yard effort tipped wide and the very lively Oztumer had an effort somehow scrambled away.
Tope Obadeyi saw his last-gasp header superbly tipped over by Gillespie, but Athletic have now lost their opening three games in league and cup.
However, Guildford, Surrey, was found to be the least deprived.
The list took into account multiple factors for the study.
The study looked at levels of deprivation in local areas of towns and cities across the country.
Walsall improved markedly after the break and after the equaliser, Oztumer turned one close-range narrowly wide of goal before shaping a left-footed effort against an upright in the 72nd minute, with Amadou Bakayoko failing to hit the target as the rebound was directed to him six yards from goal.It was later found dumped and torched in the Hulse Estate area of the town.The video shows one neighbour looking down the street before moving quickly back from the road as the lorry bursts towards him, barreling into a blue van.However, the study found that if deprivation was uniformly distributed across England, 10 per cent of local areas in each town or city would be in the 10 per cent most deprived areas in the country.The study also found the towns and cities with the highest proportion of least deprived local areas, many of which are in the South-east.