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Bescot Stadium (ATT 5,295) 18th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Walsall Walsall vs Brentford Brentford

Walsall 1

C Westcarr (45)

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Brentford 1

C Donaldson (30)

Saddlers halt Brentford run

Last Updated: 19/01/14 12:57pm

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Craig Westcarr: Rescued a point for Walsall

Craig Westcarr: Rescued a point for Walsall

Walsall ended Brentford's hopes of equalling a club record of nine consecutive league wins after clinching a 1-1 home draw.

The Saddlers, hoping to improve their play-off hopes, ended the stronger side against the team who started the day as League One leaders and were denied a penalty when Febian Brandy appeared to be tripped in the box after 57 minutes, but the Bees extended their unbeaten run to 14 games.

Brentford took the lead in the 30th minute with their first real raid. Jake Bidwell broke down the left and crossed for top-scorer Clayton Donaldson to head his 14th goal of the season.

But Walsall were level a minute before half-time when Adam Chambers crossed to the far post where Milan Lalkovic headed back for Craig Westcarr to nod home his 11th of the campaign.

The Saddlers had more of the play in the second half but Marcello Trotta missed a great chance for the visitors in the 59th minute when, unmarked, he fired over from Donaldson's cross.

Walsall poured forward in the dying minutes going for the winner but Paul Downing headed over and Westcarr skimmed the crossbar with a shot.

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2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
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6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40