November 20, 2012
Bees sting Robins
Clayton Donaldson scored his third goal in five games to lead Brentford to a 1-0 win over fellow npower League One promotion chasers Swindon at the County Ground.
Donaldson's thunderous 58th-minute volley was enough to separate the sides as Paolo di Canio's Town team slumped to their fifth home defeat of the season.
The former Crewe striker could have netted as early as the 12th minute but for a smart save from home goalkeeper Wes Foderingham to push wide his well-hit drive.
At the other end, Bees keeper Simon Moore produced a superb 41st-minute stop to keep out debutant Chris Martin's piledriver.
Swindon began the second half brightly and almost took the lead when Gary Roberts fizzed a dangerous centre across the six-yard box but none of his team-mates could get a crucial touch.
Simon Ferry also glanced a header wide before new boy Martin nodded narrowly wide after latching onto Matt Ritchie's cross two minutes from time.
|Clayton Donaldson (59')|
|1 Wesley Foderingham||21 Simon Moore|
|22 Darren Ward||5 Tony Craig|
|3 James McEveley||3 Scott Barron|
|5 Joe Devera||14 Shaleum Logan|
|15 Nathan Thompson||6 Harlee Dean|
|11 Gary Roberts||24 Jake Bidwell|
|8 Simon Ferry||8 Jonathan Douglas|
|26 Danny Hollands||20 Toumani Diagouraga|
|10 Matt Ritchie||4 Adam Forshaw|
|9 James Collins||23 Paul Hayes|
|24 Chris Martin||9 Clayton Donaldson|
|30 Leigh Bedwell||Richard Lee 1|
|2 Troy Archibald-Henville||Robert Kiernan 33|
|12 Alan McCormack||Sam Saunders 7|
|33 John Bostock||Stuart Dallas 15|
|28 Adam Rooney||Emmanuel Oyeleke 27|
|23 Raffaele De Vita||Harry Forrester 19|
|20 Miles Storey||Antonio German 30|
|Miles Storey for James Collins (58)||Harry Forrester for Scott Barron (71)|
|John Bostock for Simon Ferry (62)||Sam Saunders for Paul Hayes (76)|
|Adam Rooney for Gary Roberts (74)||Robert Kiernan for Adam Forshaw (84)|
|Darren Ward (83)||Jonathan Douglas (27)|
|Simon Moore (90)|
|· Squads: Swindon Town | Brentford|