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Brentford3Notts County1

Brentford 3-1 Notts County

Referee Charles Breakspear sends off Notts County defender Haydn Hollis

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.

Shaun Derry

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Post-match: Notts manager Derry

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:

Mark Warburton

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Post-match: Bees boss Warburton

"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."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormack
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 5Craig
  • 26TarkowskiSubstituted forDeanat 56'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 4ForshawSubstituted forSavilleat 59'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 9DonaldsonSubstituted forGriggat 70'minutes
  • 15Dallas
  • 18Judge

Substitutes

  • 6Dean
  • 11Grigg
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Saville
  • 22Reeves
  • 28Yennaris
  • 29Trotta

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 2DumbuyaSubstituted forGrealishat 45'minutes
  • 3Sheehan
  • 4Liddle
  • 12Mullins
  • 26HollisBooked at 32mins
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 24Vela
  • 19MurraySubstituted forLeacockat 35'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 16Spencer
  • 39Tyson

Substitutes

  • 6Leacock
  • 7Grealish
  • 8McGregor
  • 21Thompson
  • 23Speiss
  • 28Boucaud
  • 32Dixon
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
8,188

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 3, Notts County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Notts County 1.

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

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

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

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

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

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

Booking

Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

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

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.

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

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

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

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

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

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

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Clayton Donaldson.

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

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Dean Leacock (Notts County).

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

Foul by Gary Liddle (Notts County).

Booking

George Saville (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

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

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

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

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

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. George Saville replaces Adam Forshaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Harlee Dean replaces James Tarkowski.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by David Button.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4127954990
2Brentford4025962984
3Rotherham40221262978
4Leyton Orient41221183577
5Preston41201651876
6Peterborough4019417761
7MK Dons4117717358
8Swindon4116916457
9Port Vale4117618-1157
10Walsall41141413356
11Sheff Utd40141115-253
12Bradford41111614149
13Coventry41161114049
14Gillingham4014620-1348
15Bristol City41101714-147
16Oldham41121118-1147
17Crawley38111314-846
18Colchester41101318-1243
19Tranmere40111019-2143
20Carlisle40111019-2143
21Crewe41111020-2743
22Shrewsbury4191418-1341
23Notts County4112425-1740
24Stevenage4110922-2139
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