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Brentford 2-0 Stevenage

Championship-bound Brentford ended their excellent season on a high with a win over bottom club Stevenage.

After a goalless first half, the Bees took the lead when Marcello Trotta slid home Nico Yennaris' low cross.

It was not a one-sided affair however and goalkeeper David Button was called into action to deny Michael Doughty.

Stuart Dallas hit the bar for Brentford before Alan Judge was played through by Jake Reeves to add a deserved second goal late on.

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Stevenage boss Graham Westley on Brentford loss

Stevenage Manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought for 75 minutes we played very well. I think the side were set up to deal with them defensively, we worked hard at our jobs and I think we knew it was going to be an afternoon for a counter-attacking game.

"When you've got one or two young players in the side there's a danger that concentration levels or fitness levels can fall. However, the experienced lads respected them and they pulled their shirts on.

"Ryan (Johnson) in particular was a beacon and shone out for me. I thought he was strong, he was disciplined, he was organised and he did his job. He looked very comfortable.

"You've got to be prepared to really do it for each other. And we are where we are because we haven't done it for each other. This is a time when we can wipe the slate clean and move on."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormack
  • 24Bidwell
  • 17SavilleSubstituted forYennarisat 70'minutes
  • 5CraigSubstituted forO'Connorat 26'minutes
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 15Dallas
  • 8DouglasBooked at 59mins
  • 9DonaldsonSubstituted forTrottaat 60'minutes
  • 18Judge
  • 22Reeves

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 11Grigg
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 28Yennaris
  • 29Trotta
  • 32Adams

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 22ObengBooked at 68mins
  • 29Hartley
  • 20Smith
  • 6Jones
  • 27Johnson
  • 8Mousinho
  • 24DoughtyBooked at 44mins
  • 28N'GuessanSubstituted forAkinsat 54'minutes
  • 15Freeman
  • 34DeaconSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 10Burrow
  • 11Akins
  • 17Gordon
  • 23Reid
  • 26Banvo
  • 31Okenabirhie
Referee:
David Phillips
Attendance:
11,393

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 2, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Stevenage 0.
Attempt missed. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) header from very close range is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Stevenage 0. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Hand ball by Jimmy Smith (Stevenage).
Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).
John Mousinho (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Curtis Obeng.
Stuart Dallas (Brentford) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Stevenage 0. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Reeves with a cross.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by David Button.
Attempt saved. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Nico Yennaris replaces George Saville.

Booking

Curtis Obeng (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.
Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Curtis Obeng (Stevenage).
Jake Reeves (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Roarie Deacon.
Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Roarie Deacon (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Marcello Trotta replaces Clayton Donaldson.

Booking

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Roarie Deacon.
Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Curtis Obeng (Stevenage).
Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Lucas Akins replaces Joseph N'Guessan.
Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).
John Mousinho (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Luke Jones.
George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John Mousinho (Stevenage).
Foul by Stuart Dallas (Brentford).
Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Jake Reeves (Brentford).
Michael Doughty (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Brentford 0, Stevenage 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Brentford 0, Stevenage 0.
Attempt saved. Kevin O'Connor (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michael Doughty.
Attempt blocked. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Michael Doughty (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.
Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Michael Doughty (Stevenage).
Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Roarie Deacon (Stevenage).
Foul by Stuart Dallas (Brentford).
Michael Doughty (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jake Reeves (Brentford).
John Mousinho (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves463110558103
2Brentford46281082994
3Leyton Orient462511104086
4Rotherham46241482886
5Preston46231672685
6Peterborough46235181474
7Sheff Utd46181315267
8Swindon4619918466
9Port Vale4618721-1461
10MK Dons4617920-260
11Bradford46141715359
12Bristol City46131914358
13Walsall46141616058
14Crawley46141517-657
15Oldham46141418-956
16Colchester46131419-853
17Gillingham4615823-1953
18Coventry46161317-351
19Crewe46131221-2651
20Notts County4615526-1350
21Tranmere46121123-2747
22Carlisle46111223-3345
23Shrewsbury4691522-2142
24Stevenage4611926-2642
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