March 29, 2013
Bees sting Magpies
Brentford beat Notts County 2-1 to stay in the hunt for an automatic promotion spot.
A goalkeeping blunder by County's Bartosz Bialkowski gifted the Bees a first-half lead when Toumani Diagouraga's tame side-foot shot slipped through his grasp and rolled into the net.
The Pole was substituted at half-time but there was little his replacement Kevin Pilkington could do to stop the hosts from making it 2-0 after 70 minutes.
Bradley Wright-Phillips latched onto a throughball from Tom Adeyemi to smash a rasping shot inside the far post for his first goal for the Londoners.
But Brentford were pegged back four minutes later when Jake Bidwell sent Alan Judge tumbling inside the box and the Magpies midfielder reacted quickest to tap home the rebound when Jamal Campbell-Ryce's penalty was saved by Simon Moore.
Uwe Rosler's team, who dominated the first half and saw Wright-Phillips fire against the upright, had to hold on in the dying stages.
Judge saw a bobbling long-range effort saved at the second attempt by Moore and substitute Enoch Showunmi twice saw shots cleared as the Bees dropped deeper and deeper.
Brentford's top scorer Clayton Donaldson could have settled their nerves on the hour mark but fired straight at Pilkington, while Moore had to be brave to deny the onrushing Showunmi deep into injury time.
|21 Simon Moore||1 Bartosz Bialkowski|
|5 Tony Craig||6 Dean Leacock|
|14 Shaleum Logan||3 Alan Sheehan|
|6 Harlee Dean||2 Julian Kelly|
|24 Jake Bidwell||20 Jamal Campbell-Ryce|
|8 Jonathan Douglas||28 Andre Boucaud|
|20 Toumani Diagouraga||8 Gary Liddle|
|7 Sam Saunders||4 Neal Bishop|
|12 Tom Adeyemi||11 Jeff Hughes|
|9 Clayton Donaldson||10 Alan Judge|
|17 Bradley Wright-Phillips||15 Yoann Arquin|
|16 Antoine Gounet||Kevin Pilkington 35|
|32 Liam Moore||Emmanuele Smith 5|
|4 Adam Forshaw||Hayden Hollis 26|
|22 Jake Reeves||Curtis Thompson 21|
|19 Harry Forrester||Greg Tempest 25|
|30 Antonio German||Francois Zoko 13|
|11 Marcello Trotta||Enoch Showunmi 9|
|Adam Forshaw for Sam Saunders (68)||Kevin Pilkington for Bartosz Bialkowski (46)|
|Liam Moore for Tom Adeyemi (76)||Enoch Showunmi for Jeff Hughes (61)|
|Harry Forrester for Bradley Wright-Phillips (84)||Francois Zoko for Jamal Campbell-Ryce (75)|
|Jonathan Douglas (90)||Yoann Arquin (25)|
|Shaleum Logan (90)||Alan Sheehan (71)|
|· Squads: Brentford | Notts County|