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Bescot Stadium (ATT 4,247) 20th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Drysdale

Walsall Walsall vs Yeovil Town Yeovil

Walsall 1

J Macken (19)

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Yeovil 1

G Williams (42)

Gritty Glovers deny Walsall win

Last Updated: 20/08/11 7:34pm

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Macken: Stunning opener for Walsall

Macken: Stunning opener for Walsall

Yeovil showed determination to come from behind and earn a 1-1 draw after Jon Macken scored a brilliant opener for Walsall.

In a lively League One match at the Banks's Stadium on Saturday, both sides created chances and it was the Saddlers who struck first in the 19th minute.

Will Grigg won the ball in his own half and found Claude Gnakpa with a lovely through-ball which the winger switched into the path of Macken, who scored with a drive which swerved just inside the right-hand post.

But Gavin Williams equalised when he collected Paul Wotton's pass and fired past his former West Ham team-mate Jimmy Walker four minutes before the interval.

Macken had a chance to score his second after 58 minutes but his shot lacked strength and was deflected for a corner.

In a desperate finish Walsall substitute Alex Nicholls had one shot well saved by Jed Steer and another substitute, Ryan Jarvis volleyed wide, from close-in while Walker had to save well from Yeovil sub Antony Edgar.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40