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Last Updated: Monday, 3 January, 2005, 18:13 GMT
Brentford 1-0 Walsall
Brentford chalked up their first points after a nightmare Christmas period with a gritty win over Walsall.

But the Bees made hard work of it, as the likes of Chris Hargreaves and Alex Rhodes missed good first-half chances.

Both goalkeepers were busy as Walsall's Joe Murphy denied Andy Frampton, and Stuart Nelson thwarted Jay Tabb.

The hosts broke the deadlock in the 24th minute when Tabb bundled home a corner and it might have been two when Deon Burton hit the post.

Brentford: Nelson, Lawrence, Turner, Sodje, Frampton, Tabb, Hutchinson, Hargreaves, Rhodes (May 69), Rankin, Burton.
Subs Not Used: Julian, Fitzgerald, Salako, Claridge.

Goals: Broad 25 og.

Walsall: Murphy, Wright, Emblen, Bennett, Aranalde, Standing (McShane 42), Taylor (Herivelto 76), Kinsella, Broad, Merson, Leitao (Robinson 76).
Subs Not Used: Osborn, Wrack.

Booked: Merson, McShane.

Att: 5,084.

Ref: S Tanner (S Gloucestershire).

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