January 12, 2013
Donaldson keeps Bees buzzing
Clayton Donaldson struck twice as Brentford stretched their unbeaten run to 13 league games with a 2-0 victory at Oldham.
The Bees inflicted Oldham's fourth straight home defeat and suffered few real alarms after Donaldson's early breakthrough.
Oldham's Matt Smith had an effort saved, but Brentford led after just five minutes when Harry Forrester crossed from the left and Donaldson powered home an eight-yard header.
Oldham almost found a quick equaliser, but Smith, Jose Baxter and Cliff Byrne were all narrowly off target.
Donaldson could have doubled the Bees' lead, only to head straight at keeper Dean Bouzanis from close range.
Carl Winchester missed a chance for the Latics, but they had an escape when Marcelo Trotta blazed over for Brentford.
The visitors made sure of victory eight minutes from time though as sub Sam Saunders played in Donaldson, who calmly slotted past Bouzanis from 12 yards for his 17th goal of the season.
|13 Dean Bouzanis||21 Simon Moore|
|16 Cliff Byrne||5 Tony Craig|
|5 Jean Yves Mvoto Owono||14 Shaleum Logan|
|3 Jonathan Grounds||33 Robert Kiernan|
|26 Carl Winchester||6 Harlee Dean|
|23 Reece Wabara||24 Jake Bidwell|
|7 Lee Croft||8 Jonathan Douglas|
|22 Youssouf M'changama||4 Adam Forshaw|
|10 Robbie Simpson||9 Clayton Donaldson|
|14 Matt Smith||19 Harry Forrester|
|20 Jose Baxter||11 Marcello Trotta|
|1 Alex Cisak||Antoine Gounet 16|
|2 Connor Brown||Scott Barron 3|
|6 James Tarkowski||Lee Hodson 18|
|24 Connor Hughes||Toumani Diagouraga 20|
|29 David Mellor||Sam Saunders 7|
|21 Kirk Millar||Jake Reeves 22|
|19 Daniel Taylor||Paul Hayes 23|
|Daniel Taylor for Robbie Simpson (72)||Toumani Diagouraga for Robert Kiernan (59)|
|Kirk Millar for Cliff Byrne (77)||Scott Barron for Harry Forrester (75)|
|Connor Hughes for Carl Winchester (84)||Sam Saunders for Marcello Trotta (80)|
|Jose Baxter (57)||Clayton Donaldson (66)|
|Toumani Diagouraga (69)|
|Harry Forrester (75)|
|Adam Forshaw (90)|
|· Squads: Oldham Athletic | Brentford|