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Bescot Stadium (ATT 3,006) 22nd December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

Walsall Walsall vs Colchester United Colchester

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Brandy leaves U's in a spin

Last Updated: 22/12/12 6:13pm

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Brandy: Match-winning strike

Brandy: Match-winning strike

Striker Febian Brandy grabbed the vital goal to clinch Walsall a 1-0 win over Colchester at the Banks's Stadium on Saturday.

Tiny forward Brandy burst on to a pass from Sam Mantom in the 62nd minute of the League One clash, rounded goalkeeper Mark Cousins and slotted in his second goal for the club to condemn Colchester to their fifth successive league defeat.

Brandy could have had a couple of goals in the opening 27 minutes. His first shot in the 12th minute deflected off Colchester defender Tom Eastman for a corner, then, sent clear by Craig Westcarr, he dragged a low drive wide.

The Saddlers almost paid for that in the 29th minute when their former striker Jabo Ibehre cleverly controlled a throughball and chipped Walsall goalkeeper Aaron McCarey, only to see the ball come back off he crossbar.

Colchester striker Freddie Sears then shot just wide before home defender Ben Purkiss drove wide from inside the box and in a desperate finish visiting defender Josh Thompson saw his header strike the crossbar.

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1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40