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Sky Bet League 1

Adams Park (ATT 7,097) 8th October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R East

Wycombe Wycombe Wanderers vs Walsall Walsall

Wycombe 1

B Strevens (49)

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Walsall 1

A Nicholls (81)

Walsall rescued by Nicholls

Last Updated: 08/10/11 6:20pm

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Nicholls: Super sub

Nicholls: Super sub

Alex Nicholls struck nine minutes from time to rescue Walsall a point and deny Wycombe the win with a 1-1 draw.

The Chairboys headed into the match off the back of six losses in seven games but looked to have done enough to take all three points when Ben Strevens scored three minutes after coming off the bench.

But the 31-year-old striker went from hero to villain when his loose pass was intercepted by Nicholls who rounded goalkeeper Nikki Bull to grab Walsall a point.

Wycombe's top scorer Stuart Beavon almost added to his tally for the season twice in the first half, narrowly missing Kadeem Harris' dangerous cross before shooting straight at Saddlers goalkeeper Jimmy Walker.

Half-time substitute Strevens made no such error when he fired Wanderers in front on 49 minutes from Beavon's inswinging right-wing cross.

Only Andy Butler's last-ditch clearance thwarted Harris from doubling the home side's advantage, and the block proved crucial when Nicholls kept his cool in the 81st minute to earn a deserved draw.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 17 36
2 Swindon Town 17 32
3 Preston North End 17 31
4 Notts County 16 29
5 Sheffield United 16 29
6 Milton Keynes Dons 14 27
7 Peterborough United 17 27
8 Rochdale 16 26
9 Oldham Athletic 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 17 25
11 Barnsley 16 22
12 Port Vale 17 22
13 Bradford City 17 22
14 Chesterfield 17 21
15 Crawley Town 17 20
16 Walsall 17 19
17 Doncaster Rovers 15 18
18 Colchester United 17 17
19 Gillingham 17 17
20 Coventry City 17 17
21 Leyton Orient 17 16
22 Scunthorpe United 16 15
23 Crewe Alexandra 17 15
24 Yeovil Town 17 14