Brentford 2 - 1 Gillingham

Match info: League One at Griffin Park

Date: 24/01/2014 KO: 19:45 Ref: Att: 7,713

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Brentford

Jonathan Douglas 22
Marcello Trotta 70 (pen)

2
vs
1

Gillingham

Cody McDonald 73

FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: January 24 2014, 23:13 GMT

Brentford returned to the top of the Sky Bet League 1 table with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Gillingham at Griffin Park.

Jonathan Douglas scores for Brentford
Jonathan Douglas scores for Brentford

Brentford returned to the top of the Sky Bet League 1 table with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Gillingham at Griffin Park.

A first half Jonathan Douglas goal and a second half Marcello Trotta penalty gave the hosts a 2-0 lead, but Cody McDonald set up a tense finale with a 73rd minute strike.

Douglas broke the deadlock in the 21st minute when he glanced home Jake Bidwell's left-wing cross from close range.

Trotta banished his last day Doncaster demons when he coolly slotted home from the spot after Tony Craig was hauled over in the box by Adam Barrett.

The cushion lasted less than three minutes, McDonald latching onto Craig Fagan's through ball to give Peter Taylor's side hope.

Alan Judge might have sealed it with minutes remaining when he fired over from the edge of the box after a fluid six-man move.

Bees keeper David Button ensured Brentford made it nine home wins in a row with a superb late save to deny Jack Marriott.


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