Walsall went into their final home game of the season knowing that they had to hope the likes of Swindon needed to lose and they themselves had to win to stand a chance of their season lasting to their final game at Crewe to have any chance of making the play offs. As it happened Saddlers could only draw, again, and Swindon won anyway so in the end it really didn't matter. In many ways it was a blessing in disguise as potential disappointment on the final day or worse still in the play offs would have been too much to bear.
As for their Bury match, it may have spread to the players that Swindon were beating Stevenage comfortably as Saddlers were not firing properly and the game was almost played out as a pre-season friendly. Walsall took the lead through Febian Brandy who was delighted to get back on the scoresheet after a few weeks. It was the sort of clinical finishing that Saddlers need next season- if only he'd hurry up and sign. Bury's 89th minute goal was so typical- a mile offside and it prevented a win which would have been a nice sign-off for Walsall's home supporters.
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