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Date added: 12 January 2008

Walsall 2 Swindon Town 2 

Town recover - then let lead slip
 
Coca-Cola League One

RESULT: Walsall 2 Swindon Town 2

Walsall scorer: Sonko 22, 68
Swindon scorer: Nicholas 65, Easton 67

With prospective new manager Maurice Malpas watching in the stands Swindon secured a highly creditable 2-2 draw against long unbeaten Walsall.

Simon Cox Swindon Town
Fitton's first signing?:
Reading's Simon Cox,
who travelled to Walsall
to watch his former
teammates
The new manager was joined in the stands by top transfer target Simon Cox fuelling speculation that the Reading hit-man may yet be seen in a Swindon shirt again this season.

With both sides in a good run of form it was no surprise the game was full of goals and chances but unfortunately neither side was able to find the killer instinct to capture all three points.

Both teams had chances in the opening minutes, but the deadlock wasn't broken until the 20th minute when Endrissa Sonko was on hand to slot home Mark Bradley's shot which had been parried by Peter Brezovan.

Town had the opportunity to hit back before half-time but Lee Peacock was denied by the foot of the post, having taken it round Clayton Ince in the Walsall goal.

Despite being behind Swindon could count themselves unlucky, having been more than a match for their high placed opponents.

Town came out in the second-half with a renewed desire and scored a deserved equaliser in the 65th minute when Andy Nicholas smashed the ball home following Sofi Zaaboub's corner.

The game had barely got back under way when Swindon found themselves infront when Craig Easton headed home Blair Sturrock's cross.

However, the madness continued only minutes later as Walsall found an equaliser when Sonko scored his and Walsall's second, as he once again latched onto a Mark Bradley cross.

Both teams had chances in the final 15 minutes but unfortunately for Swindon's large traveling contingent, the Robins were unable to find the goal that would have given them all three points.

The result leave Swindon 12th in the table and only eight points of the play-offs with a game in hand.

With the F.A. Cup Third Round replay on Tuesday night Town will go into the game unbeaten in the last six and possibly with a new man in charge.

The League One table:

1 Swansea 23 23 47
2 Nottm Forest 24 23 44
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3 Carlisle 24 13 42
4 Doncaster 25 14 41
5 Walsall 26 10 41
6 Leeds 25 26 40
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7 Leyton Orient 26 -3 40
8 Yeovil 26 -3 36
9 Brighton 24 3 34
10 Tranmere 26 0 34
11 Southend 25 -1 34
12 Swindon 24 2 32
13 Oldham 24 2 32
14 Hartlepool 25 0 30
15 Gillingham 24 -10 30
16 Huddersfield 25 -16 30
17 Bristol Rovers 23 -1 29
18 Northampton 26 -8 29
19 Crewe 24 -13 28
20 Millwall 24 -10 26
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21 Cheltenham 24 -16 24
22 Luton 24 -1 23
23 Port Vale 26 -16 20
24 Bournemouth 25 -18 20 
 
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