JP Trophy

September 3, 2013



5 - 3

AFC Wimbledon

JP Trophy

18:00 +00:00, September 3, 2013

Griffin Park, England

Referee: Lee Collins

Brentford edge Dons in thriller

Brentford eased into the next round of the JPT after an eight-goal thriller with derby rivals AFC Wimbledon.

A brace from Farid El Alagui and efforts from Luke Norris, Ben Nugent, Javi Venta sealed a 5-3 win, with Jim Fenlon, George Francomb and Peter Sweeney replying for the Dons.

El Alagui broke the deadlock for the Bees just before the break, firing home Norris' left-wing cross on the half volley.

The hosts extended their lead straight after the restart, which brought three goals in a breathless six minutes.

Norris drilled home after a defence-splitting through ball from substitute Jake Reeves before El Alagui rounded the keeper to score from the tightest of angles.

But Wimbledon responded on 56 minutes when Fenlon smashed home a 20-yard screamer minutes after George Porter saw his goal-bound effort cleared off the line.

It was only a brief respite, with on-loan Cardiff defender Nugent powering home a header from Saunders' cross and ex-Villareal veteran Venta slotting home after Norris' close-range strike was blocked.

Wimbledon finished strongly, Francomb finishing a slick five-man move eight minutes from the end and Peter Sweeney making it three when he converted Porter's low cross.

Scoring Summary

Brentford AFC Wimbledon
Farid El Alagui (42')Jim Fenlon (56')
Luke Hacker (52')George Francomb (82')
Farid El Alagui (54')Peter Sweeney (90')
Ben Nugent (64') 
Javi Venta (69')