Brentford held on to beat MK Dons and maintain their slim hopes of snatching a League One play-off place.

Clayton Donaldson put the Bees ahead with a fine finish from a narrow angle following a quick counter-attack.

Jonathan Douglas doubled the lead soon afterwards when he stroked a brilliant first-time effort into the top corner.

Shaun Williams pulled one back from the spot after Karleigh Osborne bundled over Charlie MacDonald, before Jabo Ibehre struck a post at the death.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

"Credit to all my players, they have been fantastic today.

"In the first half we were clearly the better team and the penalty was a gift for them

"My players gave the right answer today, they showed we can play very good counter-attack and a quick passing game

"The wins are down to growing confidence within the squad."

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (5)

MK Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Tavernier (Ibehre - 73' )
  • 03 Lewington Booked
  • 15 Flanagan Booked
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 08 Potter
  • 11 Smith Booked
  • 13 Williams
  • 17 Powell
  • 23 O'Shea (Hall - 62' )
  • 10 MacDonald Booked

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 12 Chicksen
  • 14 Slane
  • 19 Ibehre
  • 46 Hall

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 14 Logan (Legge - 90' )
  • 22 Osborne Booked
  • 23 Thompson Booked
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 25 Dean
  • 07 Saunders (Bean - 77' Booked )
  • 08 Douglas
  • 20 Diagouraga Booked
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 19 Forrester (McGinn - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 32 Legge
  • 04 Bean
  • 18 McGinn
  • 10 Berahino
  • 17 Morrison
Ref: Sutton
Att: 11,570

Match Stats

Shots

11 8

On target

8 7

Corners

8 5

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:40 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +5:00

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Hall, Unfair challenge on Jake Bidwell by Alan Smith results in a free kick. Richard Lee takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:39 Substitution

Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Leon Legge coming on for Shaleum Logan.

90:00 +1:01

Jabo Ibehre takes a shot from a just insdie the box and strikes the post.

89:06

Toumani Diagouraga fouled by Jabo Ibehre, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Lee takes the direct free kick.

88:13 Booking

Booking Booking for Karleigh Osborne for time wasting.

87:21

Assist on the goal came from Charlie MacDonald.

87:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Williams - MK Dons 1 - 2 Brentford Placed penalty scored by Shaun Williams. Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Brentford.

86:30

Toumani Diagouraga challenges Charlie MacDonald unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

85:40

Dean Lewington takes the direct free kick.

85:40 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Toumani Diagouraga for unsporting behaviour.

85:09

Stephen Gleeson fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick.

84:09

Unfair challenge on Daniel Powell by Jake Bidwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Flanagan.

81:53

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Lewington from the left by-line, save by Richard Lee.

81:36

Alan Smith takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Toumani Diagouraga gets a block in.

80:30

Adam Thompson takes the free kick.

80:30 Booking

Booking Dean Lewington is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

80:18 Booking

Booking Marcus Bean is given a yellow card.

79:39

Dean Lewington concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Bean.

78:46

Shot by Jonathan Douglas. Save made by David Martin.

76:07 Substitution

Substitution Sam Saunders goes off and Marcus Bean comes on.

75:25

Corner taken by Sam Saunders played to the near post, clearance made by Alan Smith.

75:04

Shot from 12 yards from Shaleum Logan. Save made by David Martin.

74:32

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Dean Lewington from left wing, clearance made by Clayton Donaldson.

74:32 Booking

Booking Adam Thompson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

73:58

Adam Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Hall.

72:22 Substitution

Substitution James Tavernier leaves the field to be replaced by Jabo Ibehre.

70:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Tom Flanagan. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Sam Saunders, save made by David Martin.

67:16

Darren Potter is adjudged to have handled the ball. Sam Saunders crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by David Martin.

66:21

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Harlee Dean.

64:38

Sam Saunders takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Tom Flanagan.

63:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Flanagan on Clayton Donaldson. Sam Saunders crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by David Martin.

62:58 Substitution

Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Niall McGinn coming on for Harry Forrester.

61:11 Substitution

Substitution Robert Hall comes on in place of James O'Shea.

60:32 Booking

Booking Charlie MacDonald goes into the book for dissent.

58:14

Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

58:14 Booking

Booking Booking for Tom Flanagan.

57:24

Unfair challenge on Alan Smith by Toumani Diagouraga results in a free kick. Dean Lewington delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Charlie MacDonald challenges Richard Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick.

54:56

The referee blows for offside. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

54:15

Unfair challenge on Alan Smith by Toumani Diagouraga results in a free kick. Dean Lewington crosses the ball in from the free kick.

51:14

Effort from 25 yards by Jonathan Douglas. Save made by David Martin.

50:35

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders, clearance by Darren Potter.

48:49

James O'Shea produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:25 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:20

Stephen Gleeson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Saunders. Karleigh Osborne takes the free kick.

44:57

Short corner taken by Sam Saunders.

44:11

Sam Saunders decides to take a short corner.

43:33

Shot by Clayton Donaldson from 20 yards. Save by David Martin.

41:29

Clayton Donaldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Williams. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.

39:54

James Tavernier has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save by Richard Lee.

38:49

Inswinging corner taken by James O'Shea from the left by-line, save made by Richard Lee.

38:31

Shot by Darren Potter. Sam Saunders gets a block in.

33:43 Booking

Booking Alan Smith receives a yellow card.

32:51

Daniel Powell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

28:54

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Lewington from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Clayton Donaldson.

28:35

Shot from 18 yards by Alan Smith. Save by Richard Lee.

25:45

Shaleum Logan provided the assist for the goal.

25:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonathan Douglas - MK Dons 0 - 2 Brentford Goal scored by Jonathan Douglas from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 0-2 Brentford.

24:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Smith on Karleigh Osborne. Adam Thompson restarts play with the free kick.

23:49

Clayton Donaldson fouled by Shaun Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Thompson.

22:48

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Lewington, Clayton Donaldson makes a clearance.

19:31

Shot from just outside the box by Shaleum Logan goes over the crossbar.

16:44

Foul by Sam Saunders on James Tavernier, free kick awarded. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

13:09

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Lewington, save by Richard Lee.

12:50

Alan Smith has an effort at goal. Save by Richard Lee.

11:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Clayton Donaldson - MK Dons 0 - 1 Brentford Clayton Donaldson grabs a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Brentford.

6:54

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Lewington from the right by-line played to the near post, Toumani Diagouraga makes a clearance.

6:37

Shot from 18 yards by James O'Shea. Save by Richard Lee.

5:31

Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

4:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James O'Shea from the left by-line, clearance made by Harlee Dean.

4:28

Drilled right-footed shot by Stephen Gleeson. Save by Richard Lee.

3:48

Charlie MacDonald is ruled offside. Karleigh Osborne takes the free kick.

0:35

Toumani Diagouraga concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Powell. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Williams.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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