Football: Graydon's success at first time of asking

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WALSALL SECURED automatic promotion from the Second Division, alongside Fulham, by beating Oldham 3-1 at the Bescot Stadium on Saturday. Darren Wrack, Chris Marsh and Siggi Eyjolfsson got the goals to give manager Ray Graydon promotion in his first season in charge.

Cardiff and Brentford made sure of promotion to the Second Division while the Football League's bottom club, Scarborough, live to fight another day following their win at Halifax. With Cambridge already promoted, Cardiff needed just a point from their game with Scunthorpe at Ninian Park and more than 12,000 joined in the party as the Bluebirds drew 0-0.

Brentford were also able to celebrate on home soil after they demolished Exeter 3-0 at Griffin Park. Robert Quinn opened the scoring from the edge of the box after Paul Evans' 35-yard free-kick had only been partially cleared. The Bees doubled their lead when Andy Scott scored shortly after half-time and Scott Partridge wrapped up the victory.

Two goals from Trevor Benjamin kept Cambridge on the championship trail at Plymouth, for whom an own goal from Scott Eustace and a second-half Glen Crowe strike earned a 2-2 draw.

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