Striker Will Grigg was on target as high-flying Brentford overcame plucky Notts County in League One.

Bees keeper David Button made a triple save inside four minutes, denying Jack Grealish, Danny Haynes and Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Gary Liddle also had an effort cleared off the line by Clayton Donaldson.

Campbell-Ryce then blasted a golden chance over the bar before Grigg converted the Bees' first shot on goal before the break for the winner.

It left new Notts boss Shaun Derry still looking for his first win since taking over at Meadow Lane.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 24 Freeman
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 05 Smith (Fox - 68' )
  • 06 Leacock
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce (Ball - 74' )
  • 04 Liddle
  • 10 Haynes Booked
  • 07 Grealish Booked
  • 08 McGregor

Substitutes

  • 09 Showunmi
  • 11 Bell
  • 19 Murray
  • 22 Fotheringham
  • 23 Speiss
  • 37 Fox
  • 38 Ball

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 12 McCormack (Logan - 75' )
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 08 Douglas
  • 05 Craig Booked
  • 06 Dean
  • 04 Forshaw Booked
  • 20 Diagouraga (Saville - 55' )
  • 11 Grigg
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 26 Harris (Saunders - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 07 Saunders
  • 10 El Alagui
  • 14 Logan
  • 17 Saville
  • 28 Nugent
  • 29 Trotta
Ref: Nigel Miller
Att: 5,132

Match Stats

Shots

20 15

On target

7 4

Corners

9 3

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Notts County 0, Brentford 1.

90:00 +6:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Brentford 1.

90:00 +5:28 Booking

Booking Jack Grealish (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +5:22

Jack Grealish (Notts County) has gone down, but that's a dive.

90:00 +4:19

Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +4:10

Attempt blocked. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

90:00 +3:00

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:59

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

90:00 +2:15

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

90:00 +1:52

Attempt saved. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +1:36

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:36

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

90:00 +1:24

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

90:00 +1:02

Attempt saved. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:49

Attempt saved. Callum McGregor (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:22

Attempt blocked. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:29

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Tony Craig.

87:26

Daniel Haynes (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:26

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

87:10

Attempt saved. William Grigg (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

84:33

Attempt missed. Callum Ball (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

81:53 Booking

Booking Adam Forshaw (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

81:45

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:45

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

81:23

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

80:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Kadeem Harris.

80:19

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

80:19

William Grigg (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:20

Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:14 Booking

Booking Tony Craig (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

77:06

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:06

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

76:06

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

75:09 Booking

Booking Daniel Haynes (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

75:03

Hand ball by Daniel Haynes (Notts County).

74:32

Attempt saved. Kadeem Harris (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

74:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Shaleum Logan replaces Alan McCormack because of an injury.

73:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Callum Ball replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

70:41

Attempt blocked. Gary Liddle (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:32

Attempt blocked. Callum McGregor (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

70:05

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

69:43

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Tony Craig.

67:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Morgan Fox replaces Manny Smith because of an injury.

65:02

Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

64:25

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

63:37

Hand ball by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

60:31

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

59:00

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:58

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

57:26

Attempt saved. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:00

Hand ball by Andre Boucaud (Notts County).

55:49

Foul by Gary Liddle (Notts County).

55:49

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

55:32

Attempt blocked. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. George Saville replaces Toumani Diagouraga because of an injury.

52:36

Foul by Kieran Freeman (Notts County).

52:36

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

52:09

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

51:59

Attempt blocked. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Notts County 0, Brentford 1.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Notts County 0, Brentford 1.

45:00 +0:36

Attempt blocked. Kadeem Harris (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 0, Brentford 1. William Grigg (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

42:55

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

41:36

Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

40:05

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

37:26

Attempt saved. Andre Boucaud (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

34:02

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

32:17

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Andre Boucaud.

29:57

Hand ball by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

29:00

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

28:45

Attempt blocked. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

26:07

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:07

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

25:25

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Clayton Donaldson.

25:04

Attempt blocked. Gary Liddle (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

24:19

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

22:27

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:27

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

19:33

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

16:39

Hand ball by Tony Craig (Brentford).

9:04

Foul by Manny Smith (Notts County).

9:04

William Grigg (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:47

Attempt missed. Daniel Haynes (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

5:50

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

4:11

Attempt saved. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

3:52

Attempt saved. Daniel Haynes (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

3:33

Attempt saved. Jack Grealish (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

1:53

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

1:37

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Andre Boucaud.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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