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BrentfordBrentford1OldhamOldham Athletic0

Brentford 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Mark Warburton

Jonathan Douglas put a smile on the face of new Brentford manager Mark Warburton with a last-minute winner against Oldham at Griffin Park.

Douglas headed in a cross from sub Sam Saunders as the promotion-chasing Bees made it eight victories out of nine.

Clayton Donaldson and Will Grigg both spurned first-half chances, while Mike Petrasso shot wide for Oldham.

The referee rejected Brentford penalty appeals after Donaldson went down late on, but Douglas had the final say.

The Bees, whose former boss Uwe Rosler left the club to take over at Wigan, moved up to third place with the victory, four points behind Leyton Orient.

The goal was Douglas' first since he scored the first in a 2-1 home win over Carlisle 13 months ago.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brentford manager Mark Warburton told BBC London 94.9:

"My wife is questioning my sanity, but you have to love the passion of the game is tremendous and to score in the last minute like that is always very helpful.

"They had a tremendous run, now we're on a fresh run. The boys have been talking about the next five games as vital for us, and that's a win for the first game. It's a testament of to their character and desire and I'm really pleased.

"For me, the same methods from academy to first team apply. The main difference is how to deal with the senior players, the old ways of having to play the game for 20 years don't apply, it's more about man management skills."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We haven't got what we deserved. It was an excellent performance from the boys.

"We're unlucky not to come away with one, if not three points.

"I thought it was a foul [for the winning goal] but for some reason we're not getting those decisions at the moment."

Line-ups

Brentford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormackBooked at 84mins
  • 24Bidwell
  • 17SavilleSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 81'minutes
  • 5Craig
  • 6DeanBooked at 6mins
  • 9Donaldson
  • 8DouglasBooked at 86mins
  • 11GriggSubstituted forTrottaat 66'minutes
  • 4Forshaw
  • 26K HarrisSubstituted forSaundersat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 7Saunders
  • 10El Alagui
  • 14Logan
  • 22Reeves
  • 29Trotta

Oldham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Oxley
  • 5Kusunga
  • 26PlummerBooked at 68mins
  • 8Smith
  • 6Tarkowski
  • 3Grounds
  • 20Petrasso
  • 4WesolowskiBooked at 25mins
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forRooneyat 70'minutes
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 12MellorSubstituted forWinchesterat 27'minutesSubstituted forSchmeltzat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Schmeltz
  • 9Rooney
  • 15Winchester
  • 17Rodgers
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 29Rachubka
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
6,594

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ellis Plummer.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Brentford 1, Oldham Athletic 0. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Saunders.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

  6. Post update

    James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Sidney Schmeltz replaces Carl Winchester.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Douglas.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Booking

    Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

  16. Booking

    Alan McCormack (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

  18. Post update

    Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Farid El Alagui replaces George Saville.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient20135243182544
2Wolves20134332131943
3Brentford20124430191140
4Preston20108230191138
5Peterborough20113630201036
6Rotherham209743324934
7Bradford2079433221130
8Swindon209383526930
9Walsall208662118330
10Port Vale209383030030
11Coventry2010554336725
12MK Dons197483029125
13Carlisle206682333-1024
14Crawley205872126-523
15Shrewsbury205782123-222
16Oldham196492326-322
17Gillingham2164112737-1022
18Colchester204972130-921
19Sheff Utd2055101827-920
20Tranmere2055102438-1420
21Stevenage2053122134-1318
22Notts County2152142534-917
23Crewe2045111742-2517
24Bristol City202992734-715
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