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Boundary Park (ATT 4,538) 10th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Sutton

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Walsall Walsall

Oldham 0

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Walsall 1

J Baxendale (25)

Super Saddlers flying high

Last Updated: 10/08/13 6:52pm

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James Baxendale: Kept up Saddlers' 100% start

James Baxendale: Kept up Saddlers' 100% start

Walsall maintained their impressive start to the new Sky Bet League One season with a 1-0 victory at Oldham.

James Baxendale's 25th-minute goal made it two league victories out of two for the Saddlers, who also won through to the second round of the Capital One Cup in midweek.

Oldham, who had won their opening league game 4-3 at Stevenage, had shouts for a penalty waved aside when Cristian Montano's shot appeared to strike a hand.

Walsall duly made the most of their luck as Baxendale fired home from 10 yards after Oldham's defence failed to clear an Adam Chambers cross.

Oldham's troubles continued when centre-back David Mellor was injured in the opening half and Montano did not return at the start of the second period.

The hosts huffed and puffed but lacked a cutting edge as James Dayton, Adam Rooney and substitute Sidney Schmeltz all blazed over.

The Latics' biggest attacking threat was centre-back James Tarkowski, who had a goalbound shot blocked by Chambers and a header well saved by Richard O'Donnell.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24