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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3Martin
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 2, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Gillingham 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kevin O'Connor.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

  11. Post update

    Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Jack Marriott replaces Craig Fagan.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

  16. Post update

    Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Martin.

  18. 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.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Chuba Akpom replaces Marcello Trotta.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kevin O'Connor.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 24th January 2014

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford27185447252259
2Leyton Orient26176356243257
3Wolves26157441192252
4Preston2613943627948
5Peterborough27143104435945
6Rotherham26128645341144
7Walsall2711973024642
8Port Vale26123113739-239
9Swindon26114114236637
10MK Dons26106104138336
11Coventry26128655451034
12Colchester2681083534134
13Bradford2671273832633
14Gillingham2895143647-1132
15Crawley247982732-530
16Notts County2883173643-727
17Oldham2676132734-727
18Carlisle2676132847-1927
19Crewe2776142753-2627
20Sheff Utd2668122635-926
21Shrewsbury2768132635-926
22Tranmere2667132948-1925
23Bristol City2541293639-324
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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