Walsall headed for Scunthorpe knowing that a win would propel themselves into the top six for the first time this season and be in a play off position at just the right time. As it happened, most of the other results went Saddlers way but not the most important one-their own. Walsall had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe who were fighting for their lives at the other end of the League One table and they went at Walsall from the off, producing a shot after just 20 seconds. For the first ten to fifteen minutes they were all over the Saddlers who had Andy Butler out injured so it was a rare game for Walsall's forgotten man Dean Holden to make a rare appearance.
Walsall's goal came at the start of the second half from Will Grigg-his 20th of the season-from close range and with news that Swindon and Tranmere were losing it seemed that everything may fall into place. However with just two minutes remaining Scunthorpe drew level through Canavan with a header from eight yards to deflate the fans. There was just time for one final Walsall chance for Saddlers to win the game when Febian Brandy shot, but it went straight at the home keeper. In midweek Swindon beat Crew so the task is a little harder now and Saturday's visit by Bury is really a must win game now.
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