August 10, 2013
Grigg double downs Blades
Will Grigg scored twice on his home debut to help Brentford to a 3-1 win over Sheffield United.
Grigg's brace added to Adam Forshaw's strike to maintain the Bees' unbeaten start to the season and inflict a first league defeat on new United boss David Weir.
Forshaw's goal came with 10 minutes before the break when he was allowed space on the edge of the penalty area to curl a right-footed effort past goalkeeper George Long.
A frenetic second half started with Conor McAleny going close to doubling Brentford's advantage, before Blades defender Neil Collins headed home a corner to equalize.
Grigg restored the hosts' lead shortly afterwards, firing a pin-point McAleny cross beyond Long.
The game was won in the 76th minute when Forshaw showed quick feet to get his shot away, which Long could only parry for Grigg to pass into an empty net.
The former Walsall striker's day could have been even better, but he missed a penalty for his hat-trick after Harry Maguire had tripped him in the box.
|27 David Button||25 George Long|
|5 Tony Craig||15 Neill Collins|
|14 Shaleum Logan||3 Marcus Williams|
|6 Harlee Dean||2 Darryl Westlake|
|24 Jake Bidwell||5 Harry Maguire|
|12 Alan McCormack||8 Michael Doyle|
|4 Adam Forshaw||14 Stephen McGinn|
|2 Conor McAleny||23 Jamie Murphy|
|17 George Saville||19 Febian Brandy|
|9 Clayton Donaldson||17 Conor Coady|
|11 William Grigg||10 Lyle Taylor|
|16 Jack Bonham||Mark Howard 1|
|2 Kevin O'Connor||Matthew Hill 6|
|18 Javi Venta||Sean McGinty 20|
|7 Sam Saunders||Ryan Flynn 7|
|19 Martin Fillo||Callum McFadzean 26|
|22 Jake Reeves||Elliott Whitehouse 27|
|10 Farid El Alagui||Chris Porter 9|
|Martin Fillo for Conor McAleny (68)||Chris Porter for Jamie Murphy (74)|
|Jake Reeves for Alan McCormack (77)||Callum McFadzean for Stephen McGinn (74)|
|Farid El Alagui for William Grigg (85)|
|George Saville (21)||Darryl Westlake (44)|
|Conor Coady (83)|
|Marcus Williams (89)|
|· Squads: Brentford | Sheffield United|