Brentford extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches with victory at struggling Colchester.

Marcello Trotta put the visitors in front before Josh Thompson was sent off for the U's for bringing down Clayton Donaldson and Adam Forshaw scored from the resulting free-kick.

Drey Wright pulled one back before the Bees had Tom Adeyemi sent off for a second booking prior to the break.

But Harlee Dean wrapped up victory with a late goal from close range.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Colchester United

  • 01 Cousins
  • 18 Eastman
  • 25 White
  • 40 Thompson Dismissed
  • 41 Potts Booked
  • 10 Izzet (O'Toole - 82' )
  • 15 Bean
  • 28 Gilbey (Okuonghae - 13' )
  • 30 Wright
  • 09 Morrison
  • 21 Massey (Ladapo - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 35 Pentney
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 20 Wilson
  • 07 Duguid
  • 08 O'Toole
  • 14 Bond
  • 19 Ladapo

Brentford

  • 01 Lee Booked
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean
  • 18 Hodson
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 04 Forshaw (Diagouraga - 71' )
  • 08 Douglas Booked
  • 12 Adeyemi Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 11 Trotta (Logan - 58' )
  • 19 Forrester (Kiernan - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Gounet
  • 14 Logan
  • 33 Kiernan
  • 07 Saunders
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 22 Reeves
  • 23 Hayes
Ref: Ward
Att: 4,200

Match Stats

Shots

7 9

On target

4 5

Corners

7 3

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

88:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Craig by Marcus Bean. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.

88:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Daniel Potts. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.

85:32

Marcus Bean produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Richard Lee.

85:09 Substitution

Substitution Rob Kiernan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Harry Forrester.

84:06

Jake Bidwell provided the assist for the goal.

84:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Harlee Dean - Colchester 1 - 3 Brentford Harlee Dean gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-3 Brentford.

83:32

Marcus Bean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Douglas. Jake Bidwell restarts play with the free kick.

82:42

Corner from right by-line taken by Harry Forrester.

81:52 Substitution

Substitution John-Joe O'Toole replaces Kem Izzet.

80:30

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Hodson from the left by-line, Kem Izzet makes a clearance.

79:27

Unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan by Daniel Potts results in a free kick. Shaleum Logan takes the free kick.

78:40 Booking

Booking Booking for Daniel Potts.

78:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Daniel Potts. Indirect free kick taken by Tony Craig.

77:01 Booking

Booking Richard Lee is cautioned by the ref for time wasting.

76:24

Daniel Potts takes a short corner.

73:19

Foul by John White on Harry Forrester, free kick awarded. Tony Craig takes the free kick.

70:59 Substitution

Substitution Toumani Diagouraga is brought on as a substitute for Adam Forshaw.

69:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Freddie Ladapo by Tony Craig. John White restarts play with the free kick.

68:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clayton Donaldson on Kem Izzet. Indirect free kick taken by Kem Izzet.

67:44 Substitution

Substitution Freddie Ladapo is brought on as a substitute for Gavin Massey.

66:29

Kem Izzet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Indirect free kick taken by Tony Craig.

65:41

Corner taken by Daniel Potts, clearance by Harry Forrester.

57:59 Substitution

Substitution Marcello Trotta leaves the field to be replaced by Shaleum Logan.

52:33

Inswinging corner taken by Drey Wright.

52:08

Shot from 18 yards by Gavin Massey. Tony Craig gets a block in.

51:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Forshaw by Kem Izzet. Richard Lee takes the free kick.

49:25

Shot on goal by Harry Forrester from just inside the area goes over the target.

45:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John White by Harry Forrester. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +4:18 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +3:35

Harry Forrester takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Clinton Morrison.

45:00 +2:43

Unfair challenge on Marcus Bean by Clayton Donaldson results in a free kick. Daniel Potts takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +0:52

Corner from left by-line taken by Gavin Massey.

44:17

Free kick taken by John White.

44:17 Dismissal

Dismissal Tom Adeyemi shown a red card.

43:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Adeyemi on Kem Izzet.

41:19

Clayton Donaldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Potts. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

40:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clinton Morrison on Adam Forshaw. Free kick taken by Adam Forshaw.

38:41

Tony Craig concedes a free kick for a foul on Kem Izzet. Mark Cousins takes the indirect free kick.

37:00

Jonathan Douglas sends in a cross, blocked by Daniel Potts.

34:47

Harlee Dean concedes a free kick for a foul on Clinton Morrison. Daniel Potts restarts play with the free kick.

34:25

Drey Wright takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Tony Craig manages to make a clearance.

33:31 Booking

Booking Booking for Tom Adeyemi.

33:17

Unfair challenge on Kem Izzet by Tom Adeyemi results in a free kick.

32:00

Kem Izzet challenges Marcello Trotta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Forshaw.

30:22

Harry Forrester has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save made by Mark Cousins.

29:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gavin Massey from the left by-line, clearance made by Harlee Dean.

29:25

John White takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

27:44

Harlee Dean has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

25:31

Marcus Bean concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Adeyemi. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

23:28

Corner taken by Gavin Massey from the right by-line, clearance made by Harlee Dean. Marcus Bean takes a shot. Harry Forrester has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

22:22

Kem Izzet provided the assist for the goal.

22:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Drey Wright - Colchester 1 - 2 Brentford Drey Wright fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 1-2 Brentford.

19:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

18:15

The referee blows for offside. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

17:01

Tom Eastman takes the free kick, Jonathan Douglas has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

17:01 Booking

Booking The referee shows Jonathan Douglas a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

16:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Douglas on Marcus Bean.

15:10

Shot by Clayton Donaldson. Tom Eastman gets a block in.

13:37

Effort on goal by Tom Eastman from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

12:46 Substitution

Substitution (Colchester) makes a substitution, with Magnus Okuonghae coming on for Alex Gilbey.

12:46

Lee Hodson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Kem Izzet takes the free kick.

12:26

The official flags Clayton Donaldson offside. Mark Cousins takes the indirect free kick.

11:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Forshaw - Colchester 0 - 2 Brentford Free kick scored by Adam Forshaw. Colchester 0-2 Brentford.

9:30 Dismissal

Dismissal Josh Thompson is shown a red card.

9:23

Foul by Josh Thompson on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded.

5:22

Shot by Clinton Morrison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

3:44

The assist for the goal came from Clayton Donaldson.

3:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Marcello Trotta - Colchester 0 - 1 Brentford A goal is scored by Marcello Trotta from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Colchester 0-1 Brentford.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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