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Bescot Stadium (ATT 5,779) 22nd March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Walsall Walsall vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

Walsall 1

P Downing (14)

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Leyton Or 1

N Clarke (78)

Downing hands O's point

Last Updated: 22/03/14 6:09pm

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Paul Downing: Scored at both ends

Paul Downing: Scored at both ends

Walsall defender Paul Downing scored for both sides as Leyton Orient came from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw at the Banks's Stadium.

Downing put the Saddlers ahead in the 14th minute, but deflected a long-range shot from O's skipper Nathan Clarke, which was going wide, past his goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell in the 77th minute, which condemned Walsall to a 10th game without a win.

Walsall began brightly and in the sixth minute Orient goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic did well to turn a shot from Milan Lalkovic on to the post before the ball was scrambled clear.

But the Saddlers were rewarded for their early pressure when they took the lead in the 14th minute as Craig Westcarr's corner, struck low into the goalmouth, reached the recalled Downing, who drilled the ball into the back of the net.

Orient eventually started to ping the ball around sweetly and the home defence had several close shaves.

Moses Oduajo whipped over a cross which no-one could quite reach, then David Mooney's drive was deflected into the hands of O'Donnell in the 26th minute.

Orient were much the better side in the second half, but O'Donnell kept out drives from Chris Dagnall and Mooney before Downing's own goal hauled them level, while Mooney headed straight at the goalkeeper twice in stoppage time.

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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