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Brentford 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Mark Warburton

Jonathan Douglas put a smile on the face of new Brentford manager Mark Warburton with a last-minute winner against Oldham at Griffin Park.

Douglas headed in a cross from sub Sam Saunders as the promotion-chasing Bees made it eight victories out of nine.

Clayton Donaldson and Will Grigg both spurned first-half chances, while Mike Petrasso shot wide for Oldham.

The referee rejected Brentford penalty appeals after Donaldson went down late on, but Douglas had the final say.

The Bees, whose former boss Uwe Rosler left the club to take over at Wigan, moved up to third place with the victory, four points behind Leyton Orient.

The goal was Douglas' first since he scored the first in a 2-1 home win over Carlisle 13 months ago.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brentford manager Mark Warburton told BBC London 94.9:

Mark Warburton

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Post Match: Brentford boss Mark Warburton

"My wife is questioning my sanity, but you have to love the passion of the game is tremendous and to score in the last minute like that is always very helpful.

"They had a tremendous run, now we're on a fresh run. The boys have been talking about the next five games as vital for us, and that's a win for the first game. It's a testament of to their character and desire and I'm really pleased.

"For me, the same methods from academy to first team apply. The main difference is how to deal with the senior players, the old ways of having to play the game for 20 years don't apply, it's more about man management skills."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

Oldham manager Lee Johnson

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Post-match: Oldham boss Johnson

"We haven't got what we deserved. It was an excellent performance from the boys.

"We're unlucky not to come away with one, if not three points.

"I thought it was a foul [for the winning goal] but for some reason we're not getting those decisions at the moment."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormackBooked at 84mins
  • 24Bidwell
  • 17SavilleSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 81'minutes
  • 5Craig
  • 6DeanBooked at 6mins
  • 9Donaldson
  • 8DouglasBooked at 86mins
  • 11GriggSubstituted forTrottaat 66'minutes
  • 4Forshaw
  • 26HarrisSubstituted forSaundersat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 7Saunders
  • 10El Alagui
  • 14Logan
  • 22Reeves
  • 29Trotta

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 5Kusunga
  • 26PlummerBooked at 68mins
  • 8Smith
  • 6Tarkowski
  • 3Grounds
  • 20Petrasso
  • 4WesolowskiBooked at 25mins
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forRooneyat 70'minutes
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 12MellorSubstituted forWinchesterat 27'minutesSubstituted forSchmeltzat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Schmeltz
  • 9Rooney
  • 15Winchester
  • 17Rodgers
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 29Rachubka
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
6,594

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Oldham Athletic 0.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ellis Plummer.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Oldham Athletic 0. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Saunders.
Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).
James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Sidney Schmeltz replaces Carl Winchester.
Attempt blocked. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Douglas.
Attempt blocked. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

Booking

Alan McCormack (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).
Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Farid El Alagui replaces George Saville.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2013522544
2Wolves2013431943
3Brentford2012441140
4Preston2010821138
5Peterborough2011361036
6Rotherham20974934
7Bradford207941130
8Swindon20938930
9Walsall20866330
10Port Vale20938030
11Coventry201055725
12MK Dons19748125
13Carlisle20668-1024
14Crawley20587-523
15Shrewsbury20578-222
16Oldham19649-322
17Gillingham216411-1022
18Colchester20497-921
19Sheff Utd205510-920
20Tranmere205510-1420
21Stevenage205312-1318
22Notts County215214-917
23Crewe204511-2517
24Bristol City20299-715
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