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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 3, Swindon Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Swindon Town 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Darren Ward.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Farid El Alagui replaces Marcello Trotta.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Grant Hall.

  7. Booking

    Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Booking

    Adam Forshaw (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jack Barthram (Swindon Town).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient22145347222547
2Wolves22145337162147
3Brentford22144436211546
4Preston2211833122941
5Peterborough2212373425939
6Rotherham22108437271038
7Swindon2210393930933
8Walsall229672319433
9Port Vale2210393234-233
10MK Dons219483529631
11Bradford227963425930
12Coventry2211564840828
13Colchester226972730-327
14Crawley226882430-626
15Gillingham2374123040-1025
16Carlisle2266102336-1324
17Shrewsbury225892225-323
18Oldham2165102429-523
19Tranmere2265112640-1423
20Sheff Utd2257101928-922
21Bristol City2231092935-619
22Stevenage2254132138-1719
23Notts County2353152737-1018
24Crewe2246121845-2718
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