Brentford march on

  • Last Updated: January 11 2014, 19:12 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League One as Brentford show no sign of slowing down in their promotion push.

Brentford's Marcello Trotter celebrates scoring their first goal
Brentford's Marcello Trotter celebrates scoring their first goal

Marcello Trotta set Brentford on the road to an eighth successive Sky Bet League One victory as they maintained their lead at the top of the table.

Trotta marked his 50th appearance for the club with a 30th-minute opener at home to Port Vale, and Will Grigg made it 2-0 at the death to keep the Bees a point ahead of Leyton Orient.

The men from Brisbane Road are showing few signs of giving up the chase, however, following a 4-0 thumping of Carlisle.

Scott Cuthbert struck two minutes before the break and Jamie Ness two minutes after it to put the home side in the driving seat, and further goals from Kevin Lisbie and substitute Shaquile Coulthirst wrapped up a comfortable win.

Wolves too remain firmly in the hunt for automatic promotion after a 2-0 victory over Preston at Molineux.

Dave Edwards' effort gave them a 28th-minute lead and Lee Evans completed just a second win in eight outings 10 minutes after the restart.

Peterborough's 2-1 defeat at Swindon, in which goals from Nile Ranger and Yaser Kasim did the trick for the home side, allowed Rotherham to leapfrog them into fifth place. Nathaniel Knight-Percival scored Posh's consolation but they then had Lee Tomlin sent off.

The Millers trailed 1-0 and 2-1 to Crewe at the New York Stadium, Bradden Inman and Kelvin Mellor scoring either side of Kieron Agard's equaliser.

But Lee Frecklington's second-half double and a goal from Alex Revell secured a 4-2 victory, with Adam Collin saving a penalty from Alex's Harry Davis immediately before Revell put them ahead for the first time.

Seventh-placed Walsall were denied an away victory at lowly Tranmere when teenage substitute Cole Stockton cancelled out Milan Lalkovic's opener with 12 minutes remaining, but MK Dons had to go all the way to the whistle to claim three points against battling Shrewsbury.

The lead they took through Dele Alli's fourth-minute opener lasted just four minutes before Ryan Woods levelled, but debutant Chris Long and Dean Bowditch ensured Joe Jacobson's late effort counted for little.

Position Player Score
1 Brentford 55
2 Leyton Or 54
3 Wolves 52
4 Preston 47
5 Rotherham 41
6 Peterboro 39

Goals from Sanchez Watt, Clinton Morrison and Freddie Sears put Gillingham to the sword as Colchester ran out 3-0 winners.

James Wesolowski headed Oldham to a 1-0 victory over Stevenage, who had Ben Chorley sent off late on, and Notts County boosted their relegation fight as Conor Coady and Enoch Showunmi scored in a 2-1 home win over Sheffield United.

James Hanson's first-minute opener could not end Bradford's eight-game wait for a victory, with Bristol City's Scott Wagstaff ensuring the spoils were shared.


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