Clayton Donaldson scored twice as Brentford beat Crawley to extend their unbeaten run to five league games.

The Bees opened the scoring when Donaldson latched onto Adam Forshaw's through-ball before coolly slotting the ball beneath Crawley keeper Paul Jones.

Town levelled when a poor back-pass from Shaleum Logan fell to Nicky Adams, who bundled in from close range.

But Donaldson clinched the points as he raced on to Tom Adeyemi's lofted pass before chipping the ball over Jones.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

"We have to keep our feet on the ground.

"The first half was excellent against a very good team with very strong players.

"In the second half they gained momentum in the first five minutes and we controlled it.

"The second half was scrappy but we got the second goal and that was important to get all three points."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Brentford

  • 21 Moore
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean
  • 14 Logan
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 04 Forshaw (O'Connor - 84' )
  • 08 Douglas
  • 19 Forrester
  • 20 Diagouraga (Adeyemi - 76' )
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 23 Hayes (El Alagui - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 32 Legge
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 12 Adeyemi
  • 15 Dallas
  • 18 Fredericks
  • 10 El Alagui

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 03 Sadler
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 12 Walsh
  • 19 Byrne
  • 06 Akpan
  • 11 Simpson (Clarke - 81' )
  • 16 Adams
  • 21 Jones (Ajose - 81' )
  • 09 Alexander Booked
  • 10 Forte

Substitutes

  • 25 Kuipers
  • 04 Connolly
  • 13 Hunt
  • 07 Clarke
  • 08 Torres
  • 15 Bulman
  • 14 Ajose
Ref: Naylor
Att: 5,607

Match Stats

Shots

7 1

On target

2 1

Corners

13 4

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +10:54 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +9:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Bidwell on Kyle McFadzean. Free kick taken by Billy Clarke.

90:00 +8:36

Clayton Donaldson challenges Kyle McFadzean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +7:34

Harry Forrester takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken by Harry Forrester.

88:10

The official flags Jonathan Forte offside. Simon Moore takes the indirect free kick.

87:23

Tony Craig concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Byrne. Nathan Byrne takes the indirect free kick.

86:41

Unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean by Clayton Donaldson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

85:08

Corner taken by Billy Clarke from the right by-line to the near post.

84:10

Farid El Alagui challenges Nicky Adams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Clarke takes the indirect free kick.

83:13 Substitution

Substitution Kevin O'Connor on for Adam Forshaw.

80:09 Substitution

Substitution Billy Clarke comes on in place of Josh Simpson.

80:09 Substitution

Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Nick Ajose coming on for Mike Jones.

79:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean by Farid El Alagui. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

78:53 Substitution

Substitution Paul Hayes goes off and Farid El Alagui comes on.

77:58

Mike Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Forrester. Free kick taken by Jake Bidwell.

75:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Clayton Donaldson - Brentford 2 - 1 Crawley Clayton Donaldson fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 2-1 Crawley Town.

74:53 Substitution

Substitution Tom Adeyemi comes on in place of Toumani Diagouraga.

74:53

Harlee Dean challenges Gary Alexander unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mat Sadler restarts play with the free kick.

74:37

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Mat Sadler gets a block in.

73:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Forrester by Josh Simpson. Jake Bidwell restarts play with the free kick.

72:21

Foul by Gary Alexander on Jonathan Douglas, free kick awarded. Adam Forshaw takes the free kick.

69:47

Foul by Gary Alexander on Harry Forrester, free kick awarded.

69:35

Tony Craig takes the free kick.

69:35 Booking

Booking Booking for Gary Alexander for unsporting behaviour.

67:14

Nicky Adams takes the inswinging corner, Clayton Donaldson makes a clearance.

66:08

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Forte. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Moore.

63:33

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams.

63:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean by Toumani Diagouraga. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jones.

62:36

Paul Hayes challenges Joe Walsh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mat Sadler.

59:46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

58:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Adams - Brentford 1 - 1 Crawley Goal scored by Nicky Adams from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-1 Crawley Town.

55:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hope Akpan on Toumani Diagouraga. Shot on goal comes in from Jake Bidwell from the free kick. Adam Forshaw takes the outswinging corner, Joe Walsh makes a clearance.

54:19

Corner from the left by-line taken by Harry Forrester, clearance made by Kyle McFadzean.

53:32

Paul Hayes has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Bidwell by Jonathan Forte. Simon Moore takes the indirect free kick.

49:41

Harry Forrester is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jones.

49:26

The ball is delivered by Toumani Diagouraga, clearance by Kyle McFadzean.

48:17

Paul Hayes is caught offside. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

46:14

The ball is delivered by Adam Forshaw.

45:33

The ball is delivered by Josh Simpson.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:53 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

43:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hayes on Hope Akpan. Joe Walsh restarts play with the free kick.

40:27

Kyle McFadzean fouled by Harry Forrester, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

39:27

Centre by Shaleum Logan, Kyle McFadzean makes a clearance.

38:24

Gary Alexander crosses the ball.

34:09

Outswinging corner taken by Adam Forshaw from the right by-line. Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Forshaw, Gary Alexander makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Adam Forshaw.

32:24

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

31:39

Foul by Kyle McFadzean on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. Harry Forrester takes the indirect free kick.

31:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Douglas by Gary Alexander. Harlee Dean takes the indirect free kick.

30:42

Harry Forrester produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

27:54

Paul Hayes is caught offside. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

27:27

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonathan Forte. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

26:22

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Adams.

23:38

Gary Alexander concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Douglas. Tony Craig takes the indirect free kick.

22:19

Assist on the goal came from Harry Forrester.

22:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Clayton Donaldson - Brentford 1 - 0 Crawley Clayton Donaldson finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 1-0 Crawley Town.

21:51

Centre by Harry Forrester, Paul Jones makes a save.

19:50

Corner taken by Harry Forrester, clearance by Joe Walsh.

18:46

Inswinging corner taken by Harry Forrester, Hope Akpan manages to make a clearance.

11:38

Corner from right by-line taken by Harry Forrester. Corner taken right-footed by Harry Forrester from the right by-line, Joe Walsh manages to make a clearance.

10:53

Corner from right by-line taken by Shaleum Logan.

10:08

Corner taken right-footed by Harry Forrester, clearance by Joe Walsh.

9:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Alexander. Tony Craig takes the indirect free kick.

8:23

Nicky Adams sends in a cross, Tony Craig manages to make a clearance.

7:29

Adam Forshaw crosses the ball.

6:08

The referee blows for offside against Harry Forrester. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

4:47

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Forshaw from the right by-line.

1:30

Paul Hayes challenges Mat Sadler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

0:47

Foul by Jonathan Douglas on Mike Jones, free kick awarded. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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