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Bescot Stadium (ATT 3,616) 20th February 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Moss

Walsall Walsall vs Brentford Brentford

Walsall 2

A Nicholls (35)
T Deeney (84)

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Brentford 1

C MacDonald (17)

Deeney ends Walsall wait

Brentford let early lead slip at Banks's Stadium

Last Updated: 20/02/10 6:29pm

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Deeney: Scored winner

Deeney: Scored winner

Troy Deeney's 11th goal of the season earned Walsall a 2-1 win over Brentford - their first home victory in seven attempts.

A great ball out of defence from Richard Taundry with six minutes remaining set Alex Nicholls free and his cross found leading scorer Deeney who sent a diving header past Bees goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

It was a win the Saddlers deserved, although Brentford, who had taken an early lead, fought all the way with Toumani Diagouraga outstanding in midfield.

The Bees went ahead after 17 minutes with a well-taken goal from Charlie MacDonald, who chested down a cross from Mark Phillips before driving the ball into the roof of the net.

Walsall levelled in the 35th minute when clever work by Darren Byfield set up Nicholls who scored with a low right-foot shot.

The home side had midfielder Dwayne Mattis stretchered off in the 52nd minute and goalkeeper Clayton Ince pulled off a good save from a Ben Strevens volley, but Deeney popped up to secure Walsall's second win in a week.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40

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