Alan Judge scored twice as promotion-chasing Brentford ended Notts County's three-match winning run.

Adam Forshaw put the Bees ahead from the spot after Haydn Hollis saw red for a foul on Clayton Donaldson.

Judge made it 2-0 just before the break, collecting Alan McCormack's pass and shooting home at the near post.

The winger scored his second from close range just after half-time but Jimmy Spencer scored a consolation when he lobbed David Button late on.

The visitors were on the back foot from the moment Hollis was given his marching orders by referee Charles Breakspear just after the half hour.

The defender hauled down Donaldson after the Brentford striker had chested Tony Craig's long pass into the penalty area.

Forshaw's calm finish from the spot set the west London side up for a comfortable afternoon, with Magpies number one Bartosz Bialkowski the busier of the two keepers.

Judge's second, his fifth goal since joining on loan from Blackburn in January, came after Bialkowski had twice denied Toumani Diagouraga from close range.

The visitors offered little in return but Alan Sheehan saw his free-kick palmed behind by Bees goalkeeper David Button.

The victory was Brentford's first in four matches and moved them six points clear of third place.

Wins for Tranmere, Carlisle and Crewe mean Notts County slip back into the League One relegation zone, with Shaun Derry's side now three points from safety.

Brentford manager Mark Warburton told BBC London 94.9:

"I was really pleased with rotation and movement of the forwards today.

"They posed a real threat. They had energy, pace and of course they had quality as well. We have got good options.

"The only criticism again is that we could be more clinical in front of goal.

"We are in good shape; 84 points, six games to go, three at home, three away, and the boys are playing good football."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 12 McCormack
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 08 Douglas
  • 05 Craig
  • 26 Tarkowski (Dean - 56' Booked )
  • 04 Forshaw (Saville - 59' Booked )
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 09 Donaldson (Grigg - 70' )
  • 15 Dallas
  • 18 Judge

Substitutes

  • 06 Dean
  • 11 Grigg
  • 16 Bonham
  • 17 Saville
  • 22 Reeves
  • 28 Yennaris
  • 29 Trotta

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 02 Dumbuya (Grealish - 45' )
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 04 Liddle
  • 12 Mullins
  • 26 Hollis Dismissed
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 24 Vela
  • 19 Murray (Leacock - 35' Booked )
  • 16 Spencer
  • 39 Tyson

Substitutes

  • 06 Leacock
  • 07 Grealish
  • 08 McGregor
  • 21 Thompson
  • 23 Speiss
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 32 Dixon
Ref: Charles Breakspear
Att: 8,188

Match Stats

Shots

16 4

On target

9 2

Corners

5 2

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brentford 3, Notts County 1.

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Notts County 1.

90:00 +2:04

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +1:24

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

90:00 +1:24

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:48

Attempt saved. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

89:55

Attempt saved. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

87:03

Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) left footed shot from very close range is too high following a set piece situation.

86:18 Booking

Booking Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

86:12

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

86:12

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

83:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 3, Notts County 1. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

82:11

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

79:12

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

79:12

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

76:09

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

76:09

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:10

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

75:10

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

70:11

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

69:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Clayton Donaldson.

67:12

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

67:12

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

66:44 Booking

Booking Dean Leacock (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

66:36

Stuart Dallas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:36

Foul by Dean Leacock (Notts County).

65:15

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

65:15

Foul by Gary Liddle (Notts County).

63:44 Booking

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

63:29

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

63:29

Gary Liddle (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:17

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

59:17

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

58:25

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:25

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

58:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. George Saville replaces Adam Forshaw.

55:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Harlee Dean replaces James Tarkowski.

55:30

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

55:17

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

54:44

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by David Button.

54:28

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

53:33

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

53:33

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

53:00

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

52:59

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

51:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 3, Notts County 0. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

48:00

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

47:34

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

45:38

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:38

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

45:00

Second Half begins Brentford 2, Notts County 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Jack Grealish replaces Mustapha Dumbuya.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brentford 2, Notts County 0.

45:00

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:58

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

44:12

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

42:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 2, Notts County 0. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan McCormack.

40:24

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Tony Craig.

38:31

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

37:17

Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:17

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

34:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Dean Leacock replaces Ronan Murray.

33:29

Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 1, Notts County 0. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

31:36 Dismissal

Dismissal Haydn Hollis (Notts County) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

31:29

Penalty Brentford. Clayton Donaldson draws a foul in the penalty area.

31:29

Penalty conceded by Haydn Hollis (Notts County) after a foul in the penalty area.

26:55

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

26:32

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

23:49

Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:49

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

21:22

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

20:03

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

19:13

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

16:29

Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:29

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Notts County).

15:52

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

15:52

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:10

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

10:57

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

10:51

Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

9:24

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

9:24

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:17

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

7:17

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

4:52

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

2:06

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

2:06

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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