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Brentford 3-1 Colchester United

Brentford came from a goal down to beat Colchester and move within two points of a play-off place in League One.

Magnus Okuonghae met Luke Garbutt's corner to put the visitors in front, but they had no answer as the Bees ran riot in 10 second-half minutes.

Marcello Trotta levelled, turning in Clayton Donaldson's cross, before on-loan Chelsea man George Saville curled in Brentford's second.

Another loanee, Cardiff's Kadeem Harris, headed a third on his debut.

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Brentford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

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Post Match: Brentford boss Rosler

"We were determined to never give up and come back into the game. All the praise belongs to the team.

"We were under mental pressure but they played good football.

"I had to make some big calls, but the players have been excellent all week in training. I made certain calls, and we won the game 3-1.

"I believe we can beat anybody in the league and we are looking forward for the next game, especially coming off a great win."

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

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Dunne - "We aided our downfall"

"Exactly what we worked on this week got us into the lead. Exactly what we warned against has aided in our defeat.

"Poor passes in midfield, in the wrong areas, that we said this week you won't get a chance to do that against Brentford.

"First half, our job was to stifle the opposition, break when we can, keep the crowd quiet. Spot on.

"We got the goal, then unfortunately we aided in our downfall."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1210202332
2Peterborough1210111631
3Wolves118211426
4Preston12642622
5Bradford126331121
6Swindon12624920
7MK Dons12543519
8Crawley11542419
9Walsall12543219
10Rotherham12543019
11Brentford12534018
12Port Vale12426-414
13Shrewsbury12264-212
14Colchester12264-612
15Carlisle11335-1012
16Crewe12336-1412
17Coventry12633611
18Oldham11326-211
19Gillingham12237-79
20Sheff Utd12228-108
21Stevenage12228-118
22Tranmere12228-158
23Notts County11218-87
24Bristol City11065-76
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