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Bescot Stadium (ATT 3,250) 13th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M Naylor

Walsall Walsall vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

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C Taylor (29)

Taylor gives Saddlers the slip

Last Updated: 13/09/11 11:24pm

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Taylor (right): Hit the winner

Taylor (right): Hit the winner

Walsall look set for another relegation scrap after a third successive league defeat, this time 1-0 at home to Oldham.

A first-half goal by impressive Latics winger Chris Taylor gave the visitors their second win on the bounce and moved them above the Saddlers in the table.

Taylor scored what proved to be the winner in the 29th minute after his darting midfield run. He found Reuben Reid and was in position to connect with the striker's cross, his shot taking a deflection off home defender Andy Butler into the net.

Walsall made very little impression in the first half and although they huffed and puffed after the interval, they could not break down a sturdy Oldham defence.

Reid might have had another couple for the Latics on the break, while the Saddlers, who included new on-loan signing Dave Martin from Derby, had a chance to equalise in the 73rd minute, but substitute Alex Nicholls hammered the ball high over from Adam Chambers' pass.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19