Brentford 5-2 Wycombe

Gary Alexander grabbed a hat-trick as Brentford won for the first time in eight matches to send Wycombe bottom.

Alexander scored with two headers from Jake Bidwell crosses either side of a close-range finish from Sam Saunders.

Dave Winfield headed in Grant Basey's free-kick but Toumani Diagouraga restored Brentford's three-goal lead, latching on to Marcus Bean's cross.

Ben Strevens converted Joel Grant's cut-back for 4-2 but Alexander sealed the victory with a stunning volley.

Alexander has now scored five goals in two matches after he grabbed a brace in the Bees' 3-2 defeat against Huddersfield on 21 January.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

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Plan worked perfectly - Rosler

"We wanted to play a different way against them and I thought the tactics were spot on - the players executed the game plan perfectly.

"I'm very happy that the players had a break today as we've had an number of good performances and didn't get the rewards.

"We had a lot of up and downs but more ups than downs so I'm very happy for the players."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (2)

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 14 Logan
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 25 Dean Booked
  • 32 Legge
  • 04 Bean
  • 07 Saunders (Weston - 80' )
  • 08 Douglas
  • 20 Diagouraga Booked
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 29 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 31 Moore
  • 05 Eger
  • 11 Weston
  • 18 McGinn
  • 19 Forrester

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Bull
  • 02 Foster
  • 03 Laing
  • 05 Winfield Booked
  • 15 Basey
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 16 Harper
  • 17 Grant
  • 18 Lewis (Ainsworth - 46' )
  • 12 Strevens
  • 20 Beavon

Substitutes

  • 19 McCoy
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 26 Kewley-Graham
  • 09 Rendell
  • 29 McClure
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 5,560

Match Stats

Shots

17 15

On target

12 8

Corners

9 7

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:47 Full time

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

90:00 +2:06

Foul by Danny Foster on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. Jake Bidwell takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stuart Beavon. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Lee.

90:00 +0:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clayton Donaldson on Gareth Ainsworth. Grant Basey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Richard Lee makes a save.

89:36

Matt Bloomfield produces a cross, Ben Strevens has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

89:36 Booking

Booking The referee shows Harlee Dean a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

89:06

Harlee Dean concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Beavon.

88:10

Myles Weston takes a shot.

86:16

Corner taken right-footed by Gareth Ainsworth from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Strevens on Richard Lee. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

85:47

Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

85:47 Booking

Booking The referee shows Toumani Diagouraga a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

85:30

Unfair challenge on Dave Winfield by Toumani Diagouraga results in a free kick.

85:07

Matt Bloomfield takes a shot. Richard Lee makes a save.

83:46

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Myles Weston played to the near post, clearance by James Harper.

83:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by James Harper. Jake Bidwell restarts play with the free kick.

81:09

Handball by Jonathan Douglas. Grant Basey produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

80:03

Assist by Clayton Donaldson.

80:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Alexander - Brentford 5 - 2 Wycombe Gary Alexander gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 5-2 Wycombe.

79:08 Substitution

Substitution Sam Saunders goes off and Myles Weston comes on.

77:19

Dave Winfield challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Saunders shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Nikki Bull.

76:55

Clayton Donaldson is caught offside. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

76:45

Effort from inside the box by Jonathan Douglas hits the post.

75:32

Assist on the goal came from Joel Grant.

75:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Strevens - Brentford 4 - 2 Wycombe Ben Strevens grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 4-2 Wycombe.

75:30

Corner from right by-line taken by Grant Basey.

74:53

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee. Joel Grant takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.

74:06

The referee gives a free kick against Marcus Bean for handball. James Harper restarts play with the free kick.

72:37

Assist by Clayton Donaldson.

72:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Toumani Diagouraga - Brentford 4 - 1 Wycombe Toumani Diagouraga grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 4-1 Wycombe.

71:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stuart Beavon. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

69:03

Outswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders, Clayton Donaldson challenges Gareth Ainsworth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

68:51

Marcus Bean takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull.

68:05

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Matt Bloomfield goes wide of the left-hand post.

67:24

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matt Bloomfield, save by Richard Lee.

65:51

Corner taken by Grant Basey from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Strevens on Jonathan Douglas. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

63:56

Effort on goal by Matt Bloomfield from long range goes over the bar.

63:18

Stuart Beavon is caught offside. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

62:46

Jonathan Douglas has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

60:55

Unfair challenge on Grant Basey by Gary Alexander results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

59:23

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant Basey.

56:40

Jake Bidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Ainsworth. Free kick taken by Danny Foster.

56:01

Effort on goal by James Harper from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

54:39

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, clearance by Ben Strevens.

53:53

Unfair challenge on Toumani Diagouraga by Matt Bloomfield results in a free kick. Sam Saunders crosses the ball in from the free kick.

52:29

Ben Strevens has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

49:25

Sam Saunders has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

47:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Legge by Ben Strevens. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

46:03

The assist for the goal came from Grant Basey.

46:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Dave Winfield - Brentford 3 - 1 Wycombe Dave Winfield finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Brentford 3-1 Wycombe.

45:36

Unfair challenge on Stuart Beavon by Harlee Dean results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Grant Basey,

45:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Nikki Bull takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Ainsworth comes on in place of Stuart Lewis.

45:00 +3:01 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:59

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the left by-line.

42:16

Ben Strevens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Bidwell. Direct free kick taken by Sam Saunders.

40:22

Headed effort from inside the area by Ben Strevens misses to the left of the target.

36:51

Shaleum Logan concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Beavon. Matt Bloomfield restarts play with the free kick.

33:58

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Leon Legge gets a block in.

30:01

Stuart Lewis challenges Sam Saunders unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Lee.

28:35

Jake Bidwell provided the assist for the goal.

28:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Alexander - Brentford 3 - 0 Wycombe Gary Alexander finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Brentford 3-0 Wycombe.

27:18

Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Danny Foster gets a block in.

26:31

Unfair challenge on Sam Saunders by Joel Grant results in a free kick. Richard Lee takes the free kick.

24:04

Matt Bloomfield takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Shaleum Logan.

23:34

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant Basey, save by Richard Lee.

21:29

Assist on the goal came from Jonathan Douglas.

21:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Saunders - Brentford 2 - 0 Wycombe A goal is scored by Sam Saunders from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Brentford 2-0 Wycombe.

20:04

Corner from left by-line taken by Sam Saunders.

19:26

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders to the near post, clearance by Stuart Beavon.

18:42

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Saunders, Dave Winfield manages to make a clearance.

17:55

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the left by-line to the near post, Stuart Beavon makes a clearance.

17:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Alexander. Indirect free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

15:39

Sam Saunders crosses the ball, Gary Alexander takes a shot. Blocked by Louis Laing.

15:39 Booking

Booking The referee shows Dave Winfield a yellow card.

15:22

Dave Winfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Clayton Donaldson.

12:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Lewis by Gary Alexander. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.

11:12

Unfair challenge on Stuart Lewis by Sam Saunders results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Basey.

9:46

Assist by Jake Bidwell.

9:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Alexander - Brentford 1 - 0 Wycombe Gary Alexander grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Brentford 1-0 Wycombe.

7:38

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.

6:13

Close range header by Leon Legge misses to the right of the target.

5:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Lewis on Sam Saunders. Sam Saunders restarts play with the free kick.

3:07

Marcus Bean concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Strevens. Strike on goal comes in from Matt Bloomfield from the free kick.

1:53

Corner taken by Sam Saunders played to the near post, Danny Foster makes a clearance.

1:40

Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Blocked by Dave Winfield.

0:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Danny Foster. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sam Saunders, clearance by Ben Strevens.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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