Brentford kept up the pressure on the rest of the play-off sides in League One with a good win over Stevenage.

Tom Adeyemi put the Bees ahead just before the break as he blasted into the far corner from the edge of the box after cutting in from the left.

Paul Hayes had two great chances to add to the lead before half-time but twice sliced wide when clean through.

Marcello Trotta sealed the win as he curled a sublime shot past Chris Day in the final minutes of the match.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Gary Smith told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought the general efforts and performance of the team was very decent against a good Brentford side.

"The difference was two quality strikes in and around our penalty box at one end and some edginess and frustrations from our side.

"We just weren't as clinical as them and that was the difference."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Brentford

  • 21 Moore
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean Booked
  • 18 Hodson
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 04 Forshaw Booked (Diagouraga - 87' )
  • 08 Douglas
  • 12 Adeyemi
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 19 Forrester (Saunders - 80' )
  • 23 Hayes (Trotta - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 03 Barron
  • 14 Logan
  • 33 Kiernan
  • 07 Saunders
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 11 Trotta

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 02 Gray
  • 04 Charles
  • 22 Comminges
  • 33 Chorley
  • 06 Tansey
  • 07 Grant
  • 09 Haber (Shroot - 84' )
  • 11 Akins
  • 15 Freeman (Morais - 67' )
  • 30 Hoskins (Beleck - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Hills
  • 14 Roberts
  • 29 Ngala
  • 08 Dunne
  • 10 Morais
  • 32 Shroot
  • 28 Beleck
Ref: Hooper
Att: 7,022

Match Stats

Shots

18 9

On target

10 1

Corners

7 3

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:25 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:55

Effort on goal by Clayton Donaldson from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

90:00 +0:40

The ball is crossed by Clayton Donaldson, Marcello Trotta takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.

89:37

Clayton Donaldson has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the right of the target.

89:05

The ball is delivered by Clayton Donaldson.

88:34

Foul by Steve Beleck on Sam Saunders, free kick awarded. Sam Saunders takes the free kick.

88:04

The ball is swung over by Toumani Diagouraga, clearance by Ben Chorley.

86:29 Substitution

Substitution Adam Forshaw leaves the field to be replaced by Toumani Diagouraga.

85:39

Sam Saunders provided the assist for the goal.

85:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Marcello Trotta - Brentford 2 - 0 Stevenage Marcello Trotta gets on the score sheet with a fantastic goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Brentford 2-0 Stevenage.

84:14

Tom Adeyemi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant. Free kick crossed by Greg Tansey, Jonathan Douglas manages to make a clearance.

83:45

Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.

83:45 Substitution

Substitution Robin Shroot replaces Marcus Haber.

83:45

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marcello Trotta.

82:41

David Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcello Trotta. Sam Saunders delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Ben Chorley.

79:06

Greg Tansey takes a outswinging corner. Filipe Morais delivers the ball, Darius Charles takes a shot. Simon Moore makes a comfortable save.

79:06 Substitution

Substitution Sam Saunders replaces Harry Forrester.

79:06

The ball is crossed by Steve Beleck, Tony Craig gets a block in.

78:21

Harry Forrester takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

77:40

Anthony Grant sends in a cross, save made by Simon Moore.

76:49

The ball is delivered by Steve Beleck, Harlee Dean manages to make a clearance. Filipe Morais sends in a cross, clearance made by Tony Craig. Corner taken by Greg Tansey.

73:33

Filipe Morais delivers the ball, Steve Beleck takes a shot. Tony Craig manages to make a clearance.

72:50

Filipe Morais has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

71:32

The ball is swung over by David Gray, Shot by Filipe Morais from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

71:01

Marcello Trotta takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

68:58

Marcello Trotta is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

66:12

Free kick taken by Chris Day.

66:12 Substitution

Substitution Steve Beleck is brought on as a substitute for Sam Hoskins.

66:12 Substitution

Substitution Luke Freeman goes off and Filipe Morais comes on.

66:12 Booking

Booking Adam Forshaw receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

62:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Douglas on Sam Hoskins. Ben Chorley takes the free kick.

62:29

Harlee Dean fouled by Marcus Haber, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Bidwell takes the free kick.

60:54

Corner taken by Adam Forshaw, Shot from deep inside the area by Harlee Dean clears the crossbar.

60:54 Substitution

Substitution Marcello Trotta on for Paul Hayes.

60:54

Lee Hodson delivers the ball, Luke Freeman gets a block in.

59:31

Harlee Dean fouled by Marcus Haber, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Forshaw restarts play with the free kick.

58:11

Luke Freeman delivers the ball, Effort from deep inside the area by Anthony Grant misses to the left of the target.

57:33

The ball is sent over by Sam Hoskins, blocked by Jake Bidwell. Corner taken right-footed by Greg Tansey from the right by-line, Harry Forrester makes a clearance.

56:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Darius Charles. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jake Bidwell, Unfair challenge on Darius Charles by Clayton Donaldson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

55:28

Luke Freeman produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

54:58

Adam Forshaw produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

53:30

Paul Hayes sends in a cross, clearance by David Gray.

51:56

Short corner worked by Harry Forrester. Handball by Sam Hoskins. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adam Forshaw, clearance by Lucas Akins.

50:56

The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson.

49:53

Centre by Paul Hayes, Darius Charles manages to make a clearance.

49:10

Tom Adeyemi fouled by Lucas Akins, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Douglas restarts play with the free kick.

48:14

Clayton Donaldson challenges Greg Tansey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Chorley restarts play with the free kick.

47:28

Harry Forrester challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Chorley takes the direct free kick.

46:11

A cross is delivered by Lucas Akins, save by Simon Moore.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:11 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:50

Harry Forrester delivers the ball, David Gray manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:36

The ball is delivered by Lee Hodson, Miguel Comminges gets a block in.

43:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Adeyemi - Brentford 1 - 0 Stevenage Tom Adeyemi grabs a brilliant goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-0 Stevenage.

42:46

Adam Forshaw takes a shot. Ben Chorley gets a block in. Corner taken by Adam Forshaw from the right by-line, Marcus Haber manages to make a clearance.

40:44

The ball is crossed by Jake Bidwell, Foul by Tom Adeyemi on Darius Charles, free kick awarded. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

39:49

The ball is crossed by Adam Forshaw, clearance by Ben Chorley.

39:23

Darius Charles concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hayes. Adam Forshaw takes the direct free kick.

38:42

Shot from outside the penalty box by Greg Tansey goes wide right of the goal.

37:34

Direct free kick taken by Anthony Grant. Shot from 35 yards by Greg Tansey went wide right of the post.

37:34 Booking

Booking Booking for Harlee Dean.

37:27

Unfair challenge on Sam Hoskins by Harlee Dean results in a free kick.

36:45

Paul Hayes produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

35:52

Harry Forrester takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ben Chorley. Paul Hayes takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

34:44

Marcus Haber is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Moore.

33:19

Tom Adeyemi challenges Greg Tansey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Freeman delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

32:48

Sam Hoskins produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

31:41

The ball is sent over by Jake Bidwell, Lucas Akins makes a clearance. Shot from just outside the box by Harlee Dean goes over the target.

31:18

Harry Forrester produces a cross, blocked by Lucas Akins. Corner taken short by Harry Forrester.

30:06

Jake Bidwell fouled by David Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Moore.

28:45

Lucas Akins crosses the ball.

24:18

Centre by David Gray, Tony Craig makes a clearance.

23:33

Paul Hayes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day takes the free kick.

19:46

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Forshaw from the left by-line, Tony Craig takes a shot. Blocked by Lucas Akins. Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Chris Day makes a comfortable save.

18:08

The ball is swung over by David Gray, save by Simon Moore.

16:59

Outswinging corner taken by Adam Forshaw from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Tony Craig clears the crossbar.

15:20

Shot by Paul Hayes from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

13:48

Luke Freeman crosses the ball, Lucas Akins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Bidwell. Simon Moore takes the direct free kick.

12:47

Paul Hayes concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Luke Freeman takes the direct free kick.

12:09

Anthony Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Adeyemi. Jonathan Douglas takes the free kick.

11:25

Harlee Dean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Haber. Darius Charles restarts play with the free kick.

9:31

Unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Darius Charles results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Forrester.

8:58

Handball decision goes against David Gray. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

5:52

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

5:09

Tom Adeyemi fouled by Anthony Grant, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jonathan Douglas.

4:38

Miguel Comminges delivers the ball, Simon Moore makes a save.

4:05

Harry Forrester crosses the ball, Greg Tansey manages to make a clearance.

3:20

Anthony Grant fouled by Paul Hayes, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Chorley takes the direct free kick.

1:19

Lucas Akins handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony Craig.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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