Match ends, Brentford 3, Colchester United 1.
Brentford came from a goal down to beat Colchester and move within two points of a play-off place in League One.
Magnus Okuonghae met Luke Garbutt's corner to put the visitors in front, but they had no answer as the Bees ran riot in 10 second-half minutes.
Marcello Trotta levelled, turning in Clayton Donaldson's cross, before on-loan Chelsea man George Saville curled in Brentford's second.
Another loanee, Cardiff's Kadeem Harris, headed a third on his debut.
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Brentford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:
"We were determined to never give up and come back into the game. All the praise belongs to the team.
"We were under mental pressure but they played good football.
"I had to make some big calls, but the players have been excellent all week in training. I made certain calls, and we won the game 3-1.
"I believe we can beat anybody in the league and we are looking forward for the next game, especially coming off a great win."
Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:
"Exactly what we worked on this week got us into the lead. Exactly what we warned against has aided in our defeat.
"Poor passes in midfield, in the wrong areas, that we said this week you won't get a chance to do that against Brentford.
"First half, our job was to stifle the opposition, break when we can, keep the crowd quiet. Spot on.
"We got the goal, then unfortunately we aided in our downfall."
- 6DeanBooked at 90mins
- 4ForshawSubstituted forSaundersat 65'minutes
- 11GriggSubstituted forK Harrisat 65'minutes
- 29TrottaSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 82'minutes
- 10El Alagui
- 26K Harris
- 22GilbeySubstituted forBondat 82'minutes
- 9MorrisonSubstituted forMasseyat 62'minutes
- 11SearsSubstituted forMonakanaat 82'minutes
- Brendan Malone
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Colchester United 1.
Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Brian Wilson (Colchester United).
Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).
Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).
Goal! Brentford 3, Colchester United 1. Kadeem Harris (Brentford) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson.
Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).
Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
Farid El Alagui (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Andrew Bond (Colchester United).
Substitution, Colchester United. Jeffrey Monakana replaces Freddie Sears.
Substitution, Colchester United. Andrew Bond replaces Alex Gilbey.
Substitution, Brentford. Farid El Alagui replaces Marcello Trotta.
Goal! Brentford 2, Colchester United 1. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.