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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

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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33