Clayton Donaldson scored late against Peterborough United to give Brentford a sixth win from seven League One games.

The Bees took the lead when Gabby Zakuani headed Adam Forshaw's cross past his own keeper.

Posh stormed back after half-time, with Jack Payne's superb dipping 20-yard effort levelling the score before Britt Assombalonga raced away and finished.

But George Saville bundled in with 10 minutes to go and Donaldson's low shot snatched a dramatic three points.

Peterborough have now lost five league games in a row and have dropped down to fifth, one place behind their opponents.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 12 McCormack
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 04 Forshaw
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean
  • 08 Douglas
  • 17 Saville (Saunders - 85' )
  • 29 Trotta (Grigg - 63' )
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 26 Harris (El Alagui - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 07 Saunders
  • 10 El Alagui
  • 11 Grigg
  • 14 Logan
  • 19 Fillo
  • 20 Diagouraga

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 31 Little
  • 03 Ntlhe
  • 08 Payne
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 06 Bostwick Booked
  • 23 Barnett
  • 15 Anderson (Swanson - 72' )
  • 09 Assombalonga Booked
  • 10 Tomlin (Mendez-Laing - 86' )
  • 22 Ephraim

Substitutes

  • 04 Brisley
  • 07 Swanson
  • 11 McCann
  • 12 Vassell
  • 13 Day
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 36 Jeffers
Ref: Fred Graham
Att: 6,014

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

9 4

Corners

6 4

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brentford 3, Peterborough United 2.

90:00 +5:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Peterborough United 2.

90:00 +4:42

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Brentford).

90:00 +4:42

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +4:00

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:58

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

90:00 +0:57

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

90:00 +0:50

Attempt saved. Tony Craig (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

88:52

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

88:18

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

88:18

Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 3, Peterborough United 2. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Farid El Alagui.

85:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Lee Tomlin.

84:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces George Saville.

83:26

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:26

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

82:56

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

82:10

Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

81:56

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

81:47 Booking

Booking Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

80:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 2, Peterborough United 2. George Saville (Brentford) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan McCormack with a cross.

78:17

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

78:17

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:14

Farid El Alagui (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:14

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

74:29

Hand ball by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

73:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Farid El Alagui replaces Kadeem Harris.

73:14

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

71:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Swanson replaces Jermaine Anderson.

71:03

Foul by William Grigg (Brentford).

71:03

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:52 Booking

Booking Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

66:07

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

66:07

Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:17

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:17

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

62:39

Attempt saved. Kadeem Harris (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

62:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Marcello Trotta.

59:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 1, Peterborough United 2. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tyrone Barnett.

59:32

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

59:32

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 1, Peterborough United 1. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

57:13

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

56:57

Attempt saved. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

54:37

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

52:38

Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

46:09

Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Brentford 1, Peterborough United 0.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brentford 1, Peterborough United 0.

44:38

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

44:38

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:19

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

41:42

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:42

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

40:09

Attempt saved. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

37:56

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:04

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

36:04

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:19 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Gabriel Zakuani, Peterborough United. Brentford 1, Peterborough United 0.

33:56

Attempt saved. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

33:01

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:01

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

31:05

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

30:09

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

28:40

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:40

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

28:16

Attempt saved. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

27:37

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:37

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

26:35

Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

25:22

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

25:22

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:18

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

16:39

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

14:09

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

14:09

Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:00

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:57

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

9:20

Attempt saved. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

6:45

Attempt missed. Kadeem Harris (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

5:58

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:32

Attempt blocked. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

4:58

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

3:40

Foul by Kadeem Harris (Brentford).

3:40

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:07

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:07

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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