Bees hit back to stun Saddlers
Last Updated: September 1, 2012 6:49pm
Donaldson: Late equaliser for Bees
Brentford produced a superb fightback from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Walsall, thanks to a last-minute goal from Clayton Donaldson.
Donaldson was at the far post to head in a knock-on from Farid El Alagui from point-blank range and reward the Bees for their non-stop pressure and patience in Saturday's League One clash at the Banks's Stadium.
Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore tipped a fierce drive from Walsall's Florent Cuvelier onto the bar in the eighth minute, but the Bees should have been ahead soon after only for Clayton Donaldson to fluff his shot with just David Grof to beat
Sam Saunders connected with a volley which Walsall skipper Andy Butler just managed to flick off the line, before the Saddlers hit two goals in a minute to stun the visitors.
Ashley Hemmings sent a low cross to the feet of Jamie Paterson, who hammered the ball first time past Moore, and almost immediately 20-year-old striker George Bowerman robbed Tony Craig, cut inside and coolly drove home his second of the season.
But Brentford had total control of the second half and when Grof punched a clearance straight to Jonathan Douglas he coolly found the roof of the net to spark the revival.
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Sat 1st Sep
Bury0 - 2Notts Co
Hartlepool2 - 0Scunthorpe
MK Dons2 - 0Carlisle
Portsmouth0 - 1Oldham
Sheff Utd5 - 3Bournemth
Stevenage1 - 1Shrewsbury
Tranmere4 - 0Colchester
Walsall2 - 2Brentford
Yeovil2 - 1Doncaster
Crawley1 - 0Leyton Or
Crewe1 - 0Coventry
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