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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 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30