Substitute Tom Adeyemi scored with his first touch to hand promotion-chasing Brentford a win over Scunthorpe.

Visiting keeper Sam Slocombe, who was lucky not to see red when he handled outside the box, prevented the scoreline from being more emphatic.

He thwarted Marcello Trotta with two saves and was equal to a Bradley Wright-Phillips effort.

Tom Newey had the Iron's best chance but blazed over and Adeyemi punished them by side-footing in on 70 minutes.

Scunthorpe lie perilously close to the League One drop zone, two points clear of the bottom four.

But fourth-placed Brentford kept the pressure on their promotion rivals and are three points adrift of the top two.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The disappointing thing is they scored when we were getting on top of the game. We nullified them and we didn't allow them to have the freedom of the park.

"We still had a few chances to try and get back in the game. I'm delighted with the work ethic of the players and if we continue in that same vain, we'll win games.

"Not many teams come here and win or get results and I thought we were very close to getting one.

"In tense games there is always going to be probably one incident that's going to win you the game, and they got it unfortunately."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Brentford

  • 21 Moore
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean
  • 14 Logan
  • 32 Moore
  • 07 Saunders (Dallas - 59' )
  • 08 Douglas Booked
  • 22 Reeves (Adeyemi - 67' )
  • 11 Trotta
  • 17 Wright-Phillips
  • 19 Forrester (Bidwell - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 03 Barron
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 12 Adeyemi
  • 15 Dallas
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 23 Hayes

Scunthorpe

  • 01 Slocombe Booked
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 15 Canavan
  • 18 Nolan
  • 21 Newey
  • 04 Walker (Alabi - 74' )
  • 07 Ryan
  • 16 Duffy
  • 19 Collins
  • 11 Barcham (Grella - 80' )
  • 22 Hawley (Jennings - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 10 Grella
  • 12 Jennings
  • 17 Godden
  • 27 Alabi
  • 28 Adelakun
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 5,400

Match Stats

Shots

20 8

On target

13 2

Corners

8 2

Fouls

9 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:41 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +5:05

Stuart Dallas has a drilled shot. Michael Collins gets a block in. Jake Bidwell takes a short corner.

90:00 +4:37

Jake Bidwell decides to take a short corner.

90:00 +3:41

Mark Duffy has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

90:00 +3:15

Marcello Trotta concedes a free kick for a foul on Niall Canavan. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

90:00 +1:04 Booking

Booking The referee shows Jonathan Douglas a yellow card.

89:57

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

88:34

Stuart Dallas fouled by Connor Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Craig takes the direct free kick.

88:19

Marcello Trotta takes a shot. Blocked by David Mirfin.

87:13

Effort on goal by Mike Grella from 18 yards. Save by Simon Moore. Corner taken by Mark Duffy from the right by-line played to the near post, Jonathan Douglas makes a clearance.

86:05 Substitution

Substitution Connor Jennings is brought on as a substitute for Karl Hawley.

83:55

Marcello Trotta challenges David Mirfin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Duffy takes the direct free kick.

81:39

Foul by Jake Bidwell on Jimmy Ryan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

80:24 Substitution

Substitution Jake Bidwell is brought on as a substitute for Harry Forrester.

79:21 Substitution

Substitution Mike Grella joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Barcham.

78:33

Marcello Trotta produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

77:27

Unfair challenge on Tom Newey by Bradley Wright-Phillips results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mark Duffy, Stuart Dallas makes a clearance.

75:45

David Mirfin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Wright-Phillips. The ball is delivered by Harry Forrester, Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Bradley Wright-Phillips goes wide of the right-hand upright.

73:34

Jonathan Douglas has an effort at goal. Eddie Nolan gets a block in. Effort on goal by Shaleum Logan from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

73:34 Substitution

Substitution (Scunthorpe) makes a substitution, with James Alabi coming on for Josh Walker.

73:34

Eddie Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Forrester.

71:44

Harry Forrester concedes a free kick for a foul on Eddie Nolan. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

69:30

Marcello Trotta provided the assist for the goal.

69:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Adeyemi - Brentford 1 - 0 Scunthorpe Tom Adeyemi grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-0 Scunthorpe.

68:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Newey on Bradley Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.

66:48 Substitution

Substitution Tom Adeyemi comes on in place of Jake Reeves.

65:52

The assistant referee flags for offside against Bradley Wright-Phillips. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

62:02

Andy Barcham fouled by Shaleum Logan, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Duffy takes the direct free kick. David Mirfin is ruled offside. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

60:27

Mark Duffy takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Bradley Wright-Phillips.

58:10 Substitution

Substitution Stuart Dallas on for Sam Saunders.

54:32

Unfair challenge on Andy Barcham by Shaleum Logan results in a free kick. Mark Duffy has an effort direct from the free kick.

52:07

Harry Forrester takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

49:57

Sam Saunders takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Sam Slocombe. Jonathan Douglas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Sam Slocombe.

47:18

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Marcello Trotta misses to the left of the target.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

43:59

Eddie Nolan takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore.

42:02

Volleyed left-footed shot by Jake Reeves. Tom Newey gets a block in. Corner taken by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, clearance by Niall Canavan.

41:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Forrester by Andy Barcham. Sam Saunders takes the direct free kick.

35:18

The referee blows for offside against Bradley Wright-Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

34:59

Josh Walker challenges Marcello Trotta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Craig takes the free kick.

31:45

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

29:02

Foul by Marcello Trotta on Josh Walker, free kick awarded. Mark Duffy delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

25:57

Foul by Niall Canavan on Bradley Wright-Phillips, free kick awarded. Harlee Dean takes the direct free kick.

22:14

Sam Saunders takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Karl Hawley. Marcello Trotta has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

21:35

Shot from deep inside the area by Eddie Nolan goes over the bar.

19:51

Josh Walker takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

19:09

Shot by Marcello Trotta. Sam Slocombe makes a save.

16:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marcello Trotta. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

13:57

Shot by Harry Forrester. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

9:02

Marcello Trotta takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe. Short corner taken by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, Shot by Marcello Trotta. David Mirfin makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders to the near post, Niall Canavan manages to make a clearance.

6:58

Strike comes in from Sam Saunders from the free kick, Karl Hawley gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the right by-line.

6:58 Booking

Booking Booking for Sam Slocombe.

6:48

Sam Slocombe is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

5:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Saunders on Karl Hawley. Niall Canavan restarts play with the free kick. Jimmy Ryan takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

4:25

Harry Forrester takes a shot. Eddie Nolan gets a block in.

3:28

Andy Barcham produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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