Brentford moved back to the top of League One with a hard-fought win over Gillingham.

Jonathan Douglas broke the deadlock for the Bees when he glanced home Jake Bidwell's cross from close range.

Marcello Trotta coolly slotted home from the spot after Tony Craig was hauled over in the box by Adam Barrett.

Cody McDonald's effort set up a tense finale but keeper David Button ensured Brentford made it nine home wins in a row, superbly denying Jack Marriott.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 14 Logan
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 08 Douglas
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 05 Craig
  • 18 Judge
  • 12 McCormack
  • 29 Trotta (Akpom - 73' )
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 17 Saville Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 11 Grigg
  • 15 Dallas
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 22 Reeves
  • 23 Akpom
  • 32 Adams

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 29 Hewitt
  • 03 Martin
  • 04 Linganzi (Akinfenwa - 57' )
  • 06 Legge
  • 26 Barrett
  • 23 Harriman Booked
  • 12 Gregory Booked
  • 27 Fagan (Marriott - 79' )
  • 10 McDonald
  • 11 Weston (Dack - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Davies
  • 08 Akinfenwa
  • 15 Dack
  • 19 Smith
  • 21 Howard
  • 24 Marriott
  • 31 Hessenthaler
Ref: Keith Stroud
Att: 7,713

Match Stats

Shots

19 11

On target

9 8

Corners

11 4

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brentford 2, Gillingham 1.

90:00 +4:22 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Gillingham 1.

90:00 +4:00

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:44

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

86:48

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kevin O'Connor.

85:53

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

85:08

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

79:48

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

79:48

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

79:23

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

79:23

Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Jack Marriott replaces Craig Fagan.

76:40

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

76:16

Attempt saved. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

75:54

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

75:54

Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:05

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Martin.

72:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 2, Gillingham 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Fagan.

72:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Chuba Akpom replaces Marcello Trotta.

71:11

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kevin O'Connor.

69:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 2, Gillingham 0. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

69:21

Penalty Brentford. Tony Craig draws a foul in the penalty area.

69:21

Penalty conceded by Adam Barrett (Gillingham) after a foul in the penalty area.

68:48

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

67:42 Booking

Booking Michael Harriman (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

67:32

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

67:32

Foul by Michael Harriman (Gillingham).

66:54

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

64:47

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is too high.

63:25

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

63:10

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

62:30

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

62:03

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

62:03

Steven Gregory (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:12

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

58:12

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

57:30

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

56:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Dack replaces Myles Weston.

56:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Amine Linganzi.

54:44

Attempt missed. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

54:15

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

53:48

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

53:21

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:21

Foul by Michael Harriman (Gillingham).

52:51

Attempt saved. Amine Linganzi (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

52:06

Attempt missed. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

50:32

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

50:32

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

48:21

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

45:00

Second Half begins Brentford 1, Gillingham 0.

45:00 +3:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brentford 1, Gillingham 0.

45:00 +2:19

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

45:00 +2:19

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

45:00 +1:53

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

45:00 +1:53

Adam Barrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:43

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +0:31

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:34

Attempt missed. Kevin O'Connor (Brentford) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

44:10

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Amine Linganzi.

43:39

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Leon Legge.

42:02

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

42:02

Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:24

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Shaleum Logan.

40:56 Booking

Booking George Saville (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

40:46

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

40:46

Amine Linganzi (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:56

Foul by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

38:56

Marcello Trotta (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:32

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

38:32

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:07

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:28

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

31:50

Attempt missed. Shaleum Logan (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

31:32 Booking

Booking Steven Gregory (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

31:27

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Amine Linganzi.

31:01

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:56

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Leon Legge.

27:48

Shaleum Logan (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:48

Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).

24:51

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

22:50

Attempt saved. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

22:16

Foul by Kevin O'Connor (Brentford).

22:16

Craig Fagan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 1, Gillingham 0. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.

20:55

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

20:27

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

18:33

Attempt saved. Steven Gregory (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:04

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:45

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

13:45

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

13:25

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Martin.

12:56

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

9:41

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

9:41

Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:38

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

2:38

Steven Gregory (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:38

Hand ball by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

0:37

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

0:37

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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