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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 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15