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Bescot Stadium (ATT 4,745) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Sheldrake

Walsall Walsall vs Bury Bury

Walsall 1

F Brandy (22)

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Bury 1

E Sodje (90+1)

Sodje rescues Shakers a point

Last Updated: 20/04/13 7:43pm

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Efe Sodje: Last-gasp leveller

Efe Sodje: Last-gasp leveller

Bury ended any faint hope Walsall had of making the play-offs with a last-gasp equaliser for a 1-1 draw at the Banks's Stadium.

Efe Sodje tapped in the equaliser after a Jonson Clarke-Harris free-kick came back off the crossbar, and it was no more than the Shakers deserved for they were the better side.

Walsall, who extended their unbeaten run to 15 games, took the lead in the 21st minute when the recalled James Baxendale cut in from the right and set up Febian Brandy to lash in his seventh goal of the season.

But the Saddlers never got their passing game going and with skipper David Worrall outstanding, Bury pushed forward repeatedly and Nicky Ajose should have scored when he shot wide from six yards out after 67 minutes.

The hosts hardly threatened in the second half, particularly after losing winger Jamie Paterson through injury, and when the outstanding Brandy was substituted in the 79th minute any hopes of another goal died.

Cash-strapped Bury, who could only name two substitutes, were cheered off at the end by their small band of loyal fans.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 99
2 Brentford 44 91
3 Rotherham United 44 82
4 Preston North End 44 82
5 Leyton Orient 44 80
6 Peterborough United 44 70
7 Swindon Town 44 66
8 Sheffield United 43 60
9 Port Vale 44 60
10 Milton Keynes Dons 44 59
11 Walsall 44 58
12 Bristol City 44 56
13 Crawley Town 43 55
14 Bradford City 44 53
15 Gillingham 44 52
16 Oldham Athletic 43 51
17 Coventry City 44 50
18 Colchester United 44 47
19 Tranmere Rovers 44 47
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 47
21 Notts County 44 46
22 Carlisle United 43 44
23 Shrewsbury Town 44 41
24 Stevenage 44 39