Notts County stayed ahead of Brentford in the League One play-offs as the two sides battled out a goalless draw.

Jeff Hughes hit the bar for sixth-placed Notts, although the hosts dominated for long spells.

Brentford striker Clayton Donaldson glanced a header inches wide and also went close following a free-flowing five-man move.

This was the eighth successive draw between the two sides and keeps Notts three points ahead of the Bees.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler tells BBC London 94.9:

"We had some decent chances, half chances and lots of free kicks.

"After half an hour, certainly our centre-halves dropped off, then they looked a bit dangerous.

"In the second half we got a bit anxious and didn't play the way we wanted to play, we were afraid.

"Overall when we can't win we have to make sure we don't lose. We played against a good team, but in my opinion we are still in the race for the play offs."

Notts County manager Keith Curle told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think the pleasing thing was that we had to withstand a physical challenge.

"I'll be honest, I thought Brentford went a little bit longer and more direct than I was expecting, but the players had been told to expect anything.

"We stood up to the challenge, went toe-to-toe with them and I think, as and when we could play, we tried to play.

"If there was one team that looked more effective with footballing style in the final third, I think that was us."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 14 Logan Booked
  • 22 Osborne
  • 24 Bidwell Booked
  • 25 Dean
  • 04 Bean (Legge - 81' )
  • 07 Saunders
  • 08 Douglas
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 17 Morrison (McGinn - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Moore
  • 23 Thompson
  • 32 Legge
  • 18 McGinn
  • 19 Forrester

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson
  • 02 Kelly (Freeman - 47' )
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 24 Chilvers Booked
  • 35 Stewart Booked
  • 10 Bishop
  • 11 J Hughes Booked
  • 14 Judge
  • 32 Sam (Harley - 53' )
  • 30 Adebola (Demontagnac - 81' )
  • 40 Bogdanovic

Substitutes

  • 04 Edwards
  • 20 Freeman
  • 23 Harley
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 31 Mahon
Ref: Collins
Att: 7,079

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

4 2

Corners

5 8

Fouls

16 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:24 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +4:51

Unfair challenge on Alan Sheehan by Clayton Donaldson results in a free kick. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clayton Donaldson on Alan Sheehan. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:39

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan from the left by-line, clearance made by Toumani Diagouraga.

89:51

Unfair challenge on Sam Saunders by Neal Bishop results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sam Saunders, clearance made by Ishmel Demontagnac.

88:43

Shot by Alan Judge from a long way out goes over the net.

88:02

Unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by Clayton Donaldson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

87:39

Jon Harley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.

85:41

Sam Saunders produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Stuart Nelson.

85:41 Booking

Booking Damion Stewart receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

85:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Damion Stewart.

84:43

Ishmel Demontagnac is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

83:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karleigh Osborne by Ishmel Demontagnac. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

81:54

Corner taken by Alan Judge, clearance by Sam Saunders.

80:22 Substitution

Substitution Leon Legge joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcus Bean.

80:22 Substitution

Substitution Ishmel Demontagnac comes on in place of Dele Adebola.

79:07

Clayton Donaldson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

77:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dele Adebola. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

76:50

Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

76:50 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Shaleum Logan for unsporting behaviour.

76:34

Shaleum Logan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieron Freeman.

75:04

Sam Saunders concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

73:01

Damion Stewart concedes a free kick for a foul on Niall McGinn. Free kick crossed by Sam Saunders.

72:05

Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.

72:05 Booking

Booking Jake Bidwell receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

71:56

Jake Bidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge.

71:06

Neal Bishop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Douglas. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sam Saunders from right wing, Liam Chilvers makes a clearance.

69:00 Substitution

Substitution Niall McGinn is brought on as a substitute for Clinton Morrison.

64:59

Effort on goal by Alan Sheehan from 35 yards missed to the left of the target.

63:57

Dele Adebola fouled by Harlee Dean, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

62:24

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the right by-line.

61:59

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Judge, save by Richard Lee.

56:56

Unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Marcus Bean results in a free kick. Neal Bishop takes the free kick.

54:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damion Stewart on Clayton Donaldson. Sam Saunders crosses the ball in from the free kick.

53:28

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line, Dele Adebola makes a clearance.

53:18

Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Blocked by Kieron Freeman.

52:27

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, Dele Adebola makes a clearance.

52:27 Substitution

Substitution Jon Harley on for Lloyd Sam.

50:44

Corner taken right-footed by Alan Judge, Harlee Dean makes a clearance.

50:28

Alan Sheehan takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

46:30 Substitution

Substitution Kieron Freeman replaces Julian Kelly.

45:11

Alan Judge produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:26 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:50

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Lee.

45:00 +0:14

Karleigh Osborne challenges Dele Adebola unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jeff Hughes takes the direct free kick.

43:48

Unfair challenge on Toumani Diagouraga by Dele Adebola results in a free kick. Sam Saunders takes the direct free kick.

42:44

Headed effort from close range by Dele Adebola goes wide left of the goal.

40:09

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Judge from the left by-line, save made by Richard Lee.

39:02

Neal Bishop has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

37:09

Sam Saunders has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

37:09 Booking

Booking Liam Chilvers goes into the referee's book.

36:58

Clayton Donaldson fouled by Liam Chilvers, the ref awards a free kick.

36:37

Jeff Hughes takes a shot.

36:07

Lloyd Sam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Bidwell. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

35:03

Clinton Morrison has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

32:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karleigh Osborne by Dele Adebola. Direct free kick taken by Richard Lee.

32:22

Jeff Hughes fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

31:23

Sam Saunders decides to take a short corner.

28:25

Sam Saunders takes the direct free kick.

28:25 Booking

Booking Booking for Jeff Hughes for unsporting behaviour.

28:16

Foul by Jeff Hughes on Shaleum Logan, free kick awarded.

27:32

Short corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the right by-line.

26:33

Shot from just outside the area by Clayton Donaldson goes over the bar.

25:00

Clayton Donaldson challenges Liam Chilvers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

24:27

Damion Stewart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders.

24:00

Lloyd Sam challenges Toumani Diagouraga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Lee takes the free kick.

23:03

Jake Bidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Sam. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

22:02

Unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Clayton Donaldson results in a free kick. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

20:39

Alan Sheehan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sam Saunders.

18:50

Clayton Donaldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

17:28

Unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Shaleum Logan results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Alan Judge.

16:07

Foul by Liam Chilvers on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. Sam Saunders takes the direct free kick.

14:50

Alan Judge takes a shot. Richard Lee makes a save.

14:22

Alan Judge decides to take the corner short.

13:12

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Saunders, Dele Adebola manages to make a clearance.

11:10

Alan Judge has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

9:26

Clayton Donaldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julian Kelly. Free kick taken by Julian Kelly.

8:01

Shot from outside the penalty box by Jonathan Douglas goes wide right of the goal.

7:16

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Julian Kelly.

5:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Saunders by Jeff Hughes. Shot comes in from Sam Saunders from the free kick.

4:36

Foul by Dele Adebola on Jonathan Douglas, free kick awarded. Sam Saunders restarts play with the free kick.

2:35

Effort on goal by Lloyd Sam from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

0:39

Toumani Diagouraga produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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