Brentford left it ridiculously late to get into the game and then blew their hosts away to rescue a point. The draw may have been celebrated like a win but in truth it was two points dropped.
The Bees struggled to get of first gear during the opening exchanges and only a world class save from Moore kept the Bees level.
Decent chances were then created by the Bees but to not put away with Sam Saunders having a volley cleared of the line.
Walsall took advantage and Paterson unmarked at the far post made it one-nil in the 29th minute. A minute later Bowerman doubled the Sadlers lead when the ball hit him on the bum, Tony Craig slipped as he adjusted his position to deal with Bowerman’s lucky interception leaving the Walsal player clear through on goal.
Before the interval Forshaw replaced Diagouraga.
The second half was better from the Bees who limited Walsall to the odd counter attack whilst creating and squandering numerous chances to get back into the game.
Uwe brought Hayes so that the Bees ha d all three strikers on the pitch and Barron made way of Bidwell.
Walsall began to look nervous at the Bees continuous onslaught. In front of the near 500 travelling Bees fans Douglas with a volley scored in the 86th minute to send the travelling support wild.
The goal was a long time coming and the Bees fans sensing that Walsall were on the ropes and smelling blood were vociferous in their support.
With time added on being played Clayton headed home from close range creating wild scenes.
The Bees were now well on top and would surely have scored a third had the time not ran out.
Missed chances and lack of assertion cost the Bees all three points.