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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33