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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.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 2, Stevenage 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Stevenage 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) header from very close range is too high.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Brentford 2, Stevenage 0. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Jimmy Smith (Stevenage).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

  8. Post update

    John Mousinho (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Curtis Obeng.

  12. Post update

    Stuart Dallas (Brentford) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  13. 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.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by David Button.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Nico Yennaris replaces George Saville.

  19. Booking

    Curtis Obeng (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves4631105893158103
2Brentford462810872432994
3Leyton Orient4625111085454086
4Rotherham462414886582886
5Preston462316772462685
6Peterborough462351872581474
7Sheff Utd461813154846267
8Swindon46199186359466
9Port Vale46187215973-1461
10MK Dons46179206365-260
11Bradford461417155754359
12Bristol City461319147067358
13Walsall461416164949058
14Crawley461415174854-657
15Oldham461414185059-956
16Colchester461314195361-853
17Gillingham46158236079-1953
18Coventry461613177477-351
19Crewe461312215480-2651
20Notts County46155266477-1350
21Tranmere461211235279-2747
22Carlisle461112234376-3345
23Shrewsbury46915224465-2142
24Stevenage46119264672-2642
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