Dean Smith felt Walsall should have had a second-half penalty and perhaps beaten in-form Brentford at the Banks's Stadium.
But Smith did see the Saddlers come from behind to earn a point with a 1-1 draw to wreck the Bees' hopes of equalling a club record of nine consecutive league wins dating back to 1932.
Febian Brandy went down inside the box after 57 minutes but referee Scott Duncan waved away strong claims for a spot-kick, and Smith said: "I could see no reason why he would go down (intentionally), and having seen it again he was pushed in the back. But unfortunately it was not given.
"It was a super game of football with two good teams . In the first half they (Brentford) started really well but we then took over without creating much, and they scored against the run of play - but it was a well-worked goal.
"I felt we had territorial advantage in the second half, and if a couple of balls had dropped in the right way then who knows? We've had opportunities but didn't quite take them.
"Performances like that only give me more belief and we will take that into the next game."
Brentford, who began the day top of the table, went ahead in the 30th minute when a neat passing move ended with full-back Jake Bidwell crossing the ball to the far post where top scorer Clayton Donaldson headed his 14th goal of the season.
But Walsall hit back on the stroke of half-time with Adam Chambers delivering a cross to the far post where Milan Lalkovic headed back across goal and Craig Westcarr nodded home his 11th of the campaign.
Bees goalkeeper David Button made one great save from Romaine Sawyers and Westcarr volleyed just over for the Saddlers in the second half. At the other end, Marcello Trotta fired over from a great Donaldson cross in the 59th minute.