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Brentford 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

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.

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Post Match: Brentford boss Uwe Rosler

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."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormack
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dean
  • 4ForshawSubstituted forGriggat 82'minutes
  • 17Saville
  • 9Donaldson
  • 29TrottaBooked at 75minsSubstituted forDiagouragaat 78'minutes
  • 26K HarrisSubstituted forSaundersat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 7Saunders
  • 10El Alagui
  • 11Grigg
  • 14Logan
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 38Taylor

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 22Woods
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 90mins
  • 10Wroe
  • 6Winfield
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 11Taylor
  • 15WildigBooked at 45mins
  • 20McAlindenSubstituted forSummerfieldat 86'minutes
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forC. López at 71'minutes
  • 17ParrySubstituted forReachat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Summerfield
  • 5Jones
  • 8McAllister
  • 18Goldson
  • 23Reach
  • 25Anyon
  • 27C. López
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
9,783

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home25
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Booking

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

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Luke Summerfield replaces Liam McAlinden.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Adam Forshaw.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

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

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

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

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Toumani Diagouraga replaces Marcello Trotta.

Booking

Marcello Trotta (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

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

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Adam Reach replaces Paul Parry.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Cristian replaces Tom Bradshaw.

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

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

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

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

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town).

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

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

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

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

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

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient14112133112235
2Wolves1310212581732
3Peterborough1410222491532
4Preston147522215726
5Brentford147341917224
6Bradford1464424141022
7Walsall146441714322
8Swindon146262418620
9Port Vale146261919020
10Rotherham145541920-120
11MK Dons145452320319
12Crawley135441819-119
13Coventry148333122917
14Colchester143741318-516
15Carlisle134361324-1115
16Oldham134271619-314
17Stevenage144281521-614
18Shrewsbury142751316-313
19Gillingham143381724-712
20Sheff Utd143381321-812
21Tranmere143381428-1412
22Crewe143381231-1912
23Bristol City131662026-69
24Notts County1321101424-107
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