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Griffin Park (ATT 5,781) 24th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

Brentford Brentford vs Walsall Walsall

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Donaldson keeps Bees buzzing

Last Updated: 24/08/13 6:13pm

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Clayton Donaldson: Score match-winning goal

Clayton Donaldson: Score match-winning goal

Brentford maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-0 win over Walsall courtesy of Clayton Donaldson's first-half goal.

The big striker glanced home Shaleum Logan's right-wing cross in a game the home side should have wrapped up long before the end.

Walsall goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell kept his side in it with a string of fine saves to deny Donaldson and Adam Forshaw in the final minutes.

Forshaw also saw a 30-yard rising drive cannon to safety off the crossbar in the first half as Brentford coped better with the soaking conditions.

But the win was marred by an injury after just five minutes to the Bees on-loan Everton striker Conor McAleney, who was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg after a collision with defender Adam Chambers.

Walsall had their chances before the interval, but the lively Craig Westcarr and Milan Lalkovic fired straight at home goalkeeper David Button.

Button also came to his side's rescue late on when he bundled Romaine Sawyers' header around the post as Brentford looked to attack on the break.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20