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Bescot Stadium (ATT 3,775) 12th March 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Salisbury

Walsall Walsall vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Walsall 2

W Grigg (pen 50)
C Westcarr (57)

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Saddlers too good for Rovers

Last Updated: 12/03/13 11:05pm

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Will Grigg: On target yet again

Will Grigg: On target yet again

Walsall scored twice in the second half to keep their play-off hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Tranmere at the Banks's Stadium.

The hosts took the lead in the 50th minute when Febian Brandy was tripped by Danny Holmes and Will Grigg notched his 18th of the season with a low drive from the subsequent penalty.

Seven minutes later a fantastic 30-yard shot from Craig Westcarr increased the Saddlers' lead and Tranmere rarely looked capable of saving a point.

Rovers had started brightly with Mamady Sidibie twice testing home 'keeper Aaron McCarey with low drives.

But Walsall's Jamie Paterson had a shot cleared off the line by Ash Taylor in the fifth minute and skipper Andy Butler headed straight into the hands of Rovers' keeper Owain Fon Williams when he should.

Both sides put the emphasis on attacking football and Paterson saw his 28th-minute volley well saved by Fon Williams before Saddlers midfielder Sam Mantom hit a post from 25 yards soon after.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 9 21
2 Milton Keynes Dons 8 16
3 Peterborough United 9 16
4 Swindon Town 8 15
5 Chesterfield 8 14
6 Bradford City 9 14
7 Rochdale 9 13
8 Preston North End 8 13
9 Fleetwood Town 9 13
10 Sheffield United 8 13
11 Coventry City 9 12
12 Gillingham 9 12
13 Yeovil Town 9 12
14 Oldham Athletic 9 11
15 Doncaster Rovers 8 11
16 Notts County 8 10
17 Leyton Orient 8 10
18 Crawley Town 9 10
19 Barnsley 8 9
20 Walsall 9 8
21 Port Vale 9 8
22 Scunthorpe United 9 7
23 Colchester United 9 6
24 Crewe Alexandra 8 4