Saddlers claim MK point
By Graeme Bailey. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Walsall came from behind to seal a 1-1 draw at Milton Keynes Dons on Sunday.
In the second of Sky Sports' live League Two matches - a pulsating affair at The National Hockey Stadium saw MK Dons go ahead through top-scorer Izale McLeod, but substitute Darren Wrack volleyed home to give Walsall a point - which keeps them above MK Dons in second spot.
Walsall began the first half brightly and were unlucky not to win a penalty when Martin Butler was seemingly hauled down in the box.
MK Dons were then denied by some very good goalkeeping from Clayton Ince. Debutant Dominic Blizzard saw his 25-yard shot deflected and Ince reacted brilliantly to parry the ball with his foot as he dived the opposite way - then he was on hand to grab the rebound from Clive Platt.
Walsall continued to look the better side and were very unlucky not to be ahead when Trevor Benjamin seemingly broke the offside trap to lob Lee Harper - but he was flagged offside although television replays confirmed he was onside.
Martin Butler then hit the bar after good work from Kevin Harper - but the visitors were made to rue their missed chances as MK Dons went ahead.
McLeod chested down Jon-Paul McGovern's excellent cross before slotting past Ince.
However, MK Dons were denied as The Saddlers found a way through. Coming off the bench, with his first touch, Wrack volleyed Dean Keates's back post cross past a helpless Harper to seal a draw for Richard Money's men.