Match ends, Brentford 2, Bradford City 0.
Clayton Donaldson struck his 15th goal of the season to help Brentford ease to victory over Bradford City.
Neither goalkeeper had a save to make in a drab first period which saw the Bees dominate for large parts.
The breakthrough came when Donaldson's left-footed strike from just outside the box found the bottom corner.
Donaldson should have made it two but fired over from five-yards before the points were secured through George Saville's effort that found the corner.
Brentford, who have now lost just one of their last 22 games climb to within a point of second-placed Leyton Orient while Bradford who have won just twice since 23 November remain in mid-table.
The Bees started strongly playing some excellent football with Will Grigg at the centre of much of the good work.
Despite enjoying more than their fair share of possession, Brentford failed to make any clear cut chances and instead it was the visitors who had the best chance of the half but Chris Atkinson fired over when well placed.
After the break the hosts upped the tempo and both Grigg and Donaldson put wide when they should have done better.
But Donaldson's excellent strike settled the nerves and gave the Bees a much need lift.
Donaldson somehow ballooned over shortly after before Jonathan Douglas hit the bar but Saville's poke into the bottom corner made the points safe.
- 4ForshawSubstituted forReevesat 63'minutes
- 11GriggSubstituted forTrottaat 66'minutes
- 9DonaldsonSubstituted forDallasat 87'minutes
- 16McHughSubstituted forDruryat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 18JonesBooked at 75mins
- 21McLeanSubstituted forThompsonat 84'minutes
- 29AtkinsonSubstituted forGrayat 72'minutes
- Darren Bond
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Bradford City 0.
Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Adam Drury (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Stuart Dallas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Drury (Bradford City).
Attempt saved. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tony Craig.
Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Clayton Donaldson.
Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jonathan Douglas.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
Substitution, Bradford City. Garry Thompson replaces Aaron McLean.
Substitution, Bradford City. Adam Drury replaces Carl McHugh.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Alan McCormack.
Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Goal! Brentford 2, Bradford City 0. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Andy Gray (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.