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Walsall debrief: Play-off dream revived, electrifying start and DJ on track

Danny Johnson’s dramatic late winner kept Walsall’s play-off dream alive as they beat Swindon Town 2-1 at Bescot.

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Mo Faal opened the scoring in the 11th minute, before Paul Glatzel equalised 23 minutes from time.

But Johnson emerged from the bench to send Walsall to within one-point of the top seven.

Here are the key talking points from the game.

Chance seized

Missed opportunities have threatened to undermine Walsall’s play-off push.

Back-to-back defeats have prevented them from overtaking a faltering Crawley Town, but they seized the opportunity to close the gap on Tuesday evening albeit with the most dramatic of late winners.