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Brentford 3-2 Swindon Town

Marcello Trotta

Brentford came from behind twice before Marcello Trotta's goal earned a Boxing Day victory against Swindon.

Ryan Mason put the Robins ahead by firing in Nicky Ajose's cross from inside the box before Sam Saunders made it 1-1 direct from a free-kick.

Ajose then put the Robins ahead, sidefooting in Alex Pritchard's deflected shot, before Clayton Donaldson's diving header made it 2-2.

Trotta then claimed the Bees' winner with a shot from inside the box.

Brentford have now won their last five games in League One having not lost a game since 12 October when they were beaten 2-1 at Stevenage.

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormackBooked at 72mins
  • 24Bidwell
  • 4ForshawBooked at 88mins
  • 5Craig
  • 6DeanBooked at 90mins
  • 8Douglas
  • 7SaundersBooked at 67minsSubstituted forReevesat 78'minutes
  • 29TrottaSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 90+4'minutes
  • 9DonaldsonBooked at 44mins
  • 11GriggSubstituted forDallasat 40'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 10El Alagui
  • 14Logan
  • 15Dallas
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 22Reeves

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forBarthramat 80'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 3Byrne
  • 8Mason
  • 5Hall
  • 22Ward
  • 33AjoseSubstituted forGladwinat 74'minutes
  • 15KasimBooked at 90mins
  • 9RangerSubstituted forStoreyat 74'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 11Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 7Harley
  • 14McEveley
  • 19Thompson
  • 20Storey
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 39Gladwin
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
8,333

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 3, Swindon Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Swindon Town 2.

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

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Darren Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Farid El Alagui replaces Marcello Trotta.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Grant Hall.

Booking

Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

Jack Barthram (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jack Barthram (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jack Barthram (Swindon Town).

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

Darren Ward (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Grant Hall.

Attempt saved. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jack Barthram replaces Nathan Thompson.

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

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jake Reeves replaces Sam Saunders.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Button.

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces Nicholas Ajose.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Miles Storey replaces Nile Ranger.

Booking

Alan McCormack (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 3, Swindon Town 2. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Douglas.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Button.

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Sam Saunders (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2214532547
2Wolves2214532147
3Brentford2214441546
4Preston221183941
5Peterborough221237939
6Rotherham2210841038
7Swindon221039933
8Walsall22967433
9Port Vale221039-233
10MK Dons21948631
11Bradford22796930
12Coventry221156828
13Colchester22697-327
14Crawley22688-626
15Gillingham237412-1025
16Carlisle226610-1324
17Shrewsbury22589-323
18Oldham216510-523
19Tranmere226511-1423
20Sheff Utd225710-922
21Bristol City223109-619
22Stevenage225413-1719
23Notts County235315-1018
24Crewe224612-2718
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