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Brentford 2-1 Gillingham

Jonathan Douglas

Brentford moved back to the top of League One with a hard-fought win over Gillingham.

Jonathan Douglas broke the deadlock for the Bees when he glanced home Jake Bidwell's cross from close range.

Marcello Trotta coolly slotted home from the spot after Tony Craig was hauled over in the box by Adam Barrett.

Cody McDonald's effort set up a tense finale but keeper David Button ensured Brentford made it nine home wins in a row, superbly denying Jack Marriott.

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 14Logan
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 2O'Connor
  • 5Craig
  • 18Judge
  • 12McCormack
  • 29TrottaSubstituted forAkpomat 73'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 17SavilleBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 11Grigg
  • 15Dallas
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 22Reeves
  • 23Akpom
  • 32Adams

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3J Martin
  • 4LinganziSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 57'minutes
  • 6Legge
  • 26Barrett
  • 23HarrimanBooked at 68mins
  • 12GregoryBooked at 32mins
  • 27FaganSubstituted forMarriottat 79'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 11WestonSubstituted forDackat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 15Dack
  • 19Smith
  • 21Howard
  • 24Marriott
  • 31Hessenthaler
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
7,713

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home19
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away8
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Gillingham 1.
Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kevin O'Connor.
Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).
Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).
Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jack Marriott replaces Craig Fagan.
Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).
Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Gillingham 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Fagan.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Chuba Akpom replaces Marcello Trotta.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kevin O'Connor.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2718542259
2Leyton Orient2617633257
3Wolves2615742252
4Preston261394948
5Peterborough2714310945
6Rotherham2612861144
7Walsall271197642
8Port Vale2612311-239
9Swindon2611411637
10MK Dons2610610336
11Coventry2612861034
12Colchester268108134
13Bradford267127633
14Gillingham289514-1132
15Crawley24798-530
16Notts County288317-727
17Oldham267613-727
18Carlisle267613-1927
19Crewe277614-2627
20Sheff Utd266812-926
21Shrewsbury276813-926
22Tranmere266713-1925
23Bristol City254129-324
24Stevenage266416-2022
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