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Bescot Stadium (ATT 3,657) 8th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Miller

Walsall Walsall vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Walsall 1

D Holden (17)

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Saddlers unseat gritty Dons

Last Updated: 08/09/12 7:04pm

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Holden: Netted the winning goal

Holden: Netted the winning goal

Defender Dean Holden gave Walsall their first home league win of the season with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over MK Dons.

Holden was at the far post to volley in Jamie Paterson's 17th-minute corner and register his first goal for the club.

The Dons went close in the 13th minute when Ben Purkiss cleared a shot from Dean Bowditch off the line, and Bowditch then hit a post in the 19th minute.

Walsall had to hang on as they came under pressure from the visitors in the second half, but skipper Andy Butler and Holden were superb at the back and goalkeeper David Grof pulled off a superb save from substitute Alan Smith in stoppage time.

Daniel Powell was the danger man for the Dons but even he could not unlock a young Walsall defence.

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2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
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6 Peterborough United 42 67
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8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
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12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
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16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
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22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39