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Bescot Stadium (ATT 3,434) 1st September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

Walsall Walsall vs Brentford Brentford

Walsall 2

J Paterson (28)
G Bowerman (29)

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Brentford 2

J Douglas (86)
C Donaldson (90)

Bees hit back to stun Saddlers

Last Updated: 01/09/12 6:49pm

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Donaldson: Late equaliser for Bees

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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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