December 26, 2012
Adeyemi off but Bees march on
Brentford stretched their unbeaten league run to 10 matches with a 3-1 win at struggling Colchester.
Brentford took a fourth-minute lead when Marcello Trotta controlled before emphatically firing in from close range after Clayton Donaldson had nodded down at the far post.
Things went from bad to worse for Colchester six minutes later when defender Josh Thompson was dismissed for denying a goalscoring opportunity when he brought down Donaldson on the edge of the penalty area.
From the resulting free-kick Adam Forshaw planted a well-placed shot past Colchester goalkeeper Mark Cousins to leave Brentford in control.
Colchester pulled a goal back midway through the first half through 17-year-old Drey Wright, who picked up Kem Izzet's pass before advancing towards goal and stroking in a low shot past Bees goalkeeper Richard Lee.
And just before half-time Bees midfielder Tom Adeyemi was sent off after picking up his second yellow card in the space of 10 minutes.
But with five minutes remaining Harlee Dean tapped in from two yards after Cousins had failed to hold the ball to wrap up the points for Brentford.
|1 Mark Cousins||1 Richard Lee|
|25 John White||5 Tony Craig|
|41 Daniel Potts||6 Harlee Dean|
|40 Josh Thompson||18 Lee Hodson|
|18 Tom Eastman||24 Jake Bidwell|
|10 Kemal Izzet||8 Jonathan Douglas|
|15 Marcus Bean||12 Tom Adeyemi|
|28 Alex Gilbey||4 Adam Forshaw|
|30 Drey Wright||9 Clayton Donaldson|
|9 Clinton Morrison||19 Harry Forrester|
|21 Gavin Massey||11 Marcello Trotta|
|35 Carl Pentney||Antoine Gounet 16|
|20 Brian Wilson||Shaleum Logan 14|
|4 Magnus Okuonghae||Robert Kiernan 33|
|7 Karl Duguid||Toumani Diagouraga 20|
|8 John-Joe O'Toole||Sam Saunders 7|
|14 Andrew Bond||Jake Reeves 22|
|19 Freddie Ladapo||Paul Hayes 23|
|Magnus Okuonghae for Alex Gilbey (13)||Shaleum Logan for Marcello Trotta (58)|
|Freddie Ladapo for Gavin Massey (68)||Toumani Diagouraga for Adam Forshaw (71)|
|John-Joe O'Toole for Kemal Izzet (82)||Robert Kiernan for Harry Forrester (86)|
|Daniel Potts (79)||Jonathan Douglas (18)|
|Tom Adeyemi (34)|
|Richard Lee (78)|
|Josh Thompson (10)||Tom Adeyemi (45)|
|· Squads: Colchester United | Brentford|