Marcello Trotta's first-half volley against Shrewsbury extended Brentford's winning run to three games and moved them into a play-off spot.

The striker smashed home at the near post after a jinking run and cross from left winger Kadeem Harris.

John Taylor gave Shrewsbury their first attempt on goal just before the break, but his low drive was easily saved by David Button.

Late on Sam Saunders rolled a low cross wide after Clayton Donaldson's pass.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler speaks to BBC London 94.9:

"I thought especially in the first half some of the stuff we played was excellent and we played some fantastic combination football especially for the first goal.

"All credit to Shrewsbury as they didn't just sit back and tried to hit us on the break, they are a good and organised team and you can see why they don't concede many goals.

"Against Stevenage, we shot ourselves in the foot, but now we play a consistent formation and starting 11, confidence is getting better. We still have plenty to do, and we are not at the level of last season but three wins on the trot will help our confidence to get to where we want to be."

Shrewsbury Town Manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"The problem for us is scoring goals, and we don't score goals if you stay out of their penalty area. Once again we've defended well and it is the other end that is a cause for concern for us.

"Second half, our performance was better and we should have got something out of the game. We have chop and changed the front two, and we just want them to put it together.

£It is a situation that is a concern and we have to keep working at it.

"The league table doesn't make pleasant reading. We know that if we don't start picking up points it will become depressing."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 12 McCormack
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 08 Douglas
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean
  • 04 Forshaw (Grigg - 82' )
  • 17 Saville
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 29 Trotta Booked (Diagouraga - 78' )
  • 26 Harris (Saunders - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 07 Saunders
  • 10 El Alagui
  • 11 Grigg
  • 14 Logan
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 38 Taylor

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Weale
  • 22 Woods
  • 03 Jacobson Booked
  • 10 Wroe
  • 06 Winfield
  • 16 Mkandawire
  • 11 Taylor
  • 15 Wildig Booked
  • 20 McAlinden (Summerfield - 86' )
  • 09 Bradshaw (C. López - 71' )
  • 17 Parry (Reach - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Summerfield
  • 05 Jones
  • 08 McAllister
  • 18 Goldson
  • 23 Reach
  • 25 Anyon
  • 27 C. López
Ref: Keith Stroud
Att: 9,783

Match Stats

Shots

25 9

On target

7 4

Corners

3 6

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brentford 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

90:00 +5:22 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

90:00 +4:56 Booking

Booking Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +4:52

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

90:00 +4:52

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:48

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +2:47

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

89:49

Attempt blocked. William Grigg (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

88:39

Attempt saved. Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

87:25

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

85:39

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

85:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Luke Summerfield replaces Liam McAlinden.

83:52

Attempt blocked. William Grigg (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

81:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Adam Forshaw.

80:24

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

78:32

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:32

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

78:15

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

78:01

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

78:01

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Toumani Diagouraga replaces Marcello Trotta.

74:01 Booking

Booking Marcello Trotta (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

73:53

Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:53

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

71:33

Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:33

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

71:24

Attempt saved. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

70:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Adam Reach replaces Paul Parry.

70:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Cristian replaces Tom Bradshaw.

69:49

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

67:50

Attempt blocked. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:13

Attempt missed. Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

66:40

Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

66:27

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town).

66:27

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:35

Attempt saved. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

65:19

Attempt blocked. Sam Saunders (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:48

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

62:18

Paul Parry (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:18

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

61:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Kadeem Harris.

61:06

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jonathan Douglas.

60:56

Attempt blocked. Paul Parry (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

55:51

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:51

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

53:36

Attempt missed. Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

52:22

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

52:01

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Saville.

51:32

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by David Button.

51:18

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

50:48

Attempt blocked. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:00

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

49:00

(Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:03

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:03

Foul by Paul Parry (Shrewsbury Town).

45:28

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

45:28

Kadeem Harris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Brentford 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

45:00 +4:33 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brentford 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

45:00 +4:21

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00 +2:52

Attempt saved. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:27 Booking

Booking Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

41:13

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

41:01

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

39:19

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

37:22

Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

36:57

Attempt blocked. Kadeem Harris (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

36:22

Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

36:08

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Chris Weale.

35:47

Attempt saved. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

35:26

Attempt blocked. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34:46

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

34:46

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:14

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

31:50

Foul by Kadeem Harris (Brentford).

31:50

Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:32

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

30:32

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:48

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:48

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town).

25:21

Marcello Trotta (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:21

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town).

24:25

Kadeem Harris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:25

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

23:25

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

23:25

Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:21

Hand ball by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

17:43

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

16:31

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

15:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 1, Shrewsbury Town 0. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kadeem Harris.

13:22

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

12:14

Attempt missed. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

9:00

Foul by Paul Parry (Shrewsbury Town).

9:00

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:23

Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:23

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

7:25

Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:25

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

1:30

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

0:41

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town).

0:41

Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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