UK time is: 07:49:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Donaldson double sinks Crawley

Brentford deservedly beat Crawley 2-1 today at Griffin Park to go five games unbeaten

Brentford had dominated early proceedings but a combination of the linesman, woodwork and Crawley keeper Jones had kept the scores level.

However an astute pass from Adam Forshaw in the 23rd minute opened Crawley up and Clayton Donaldson opened the scoring with a calm finish.

Brentford continued to cause problems for the visitors, with Harry Forrester conjuring up some quality on the left flank.

A moment of madness from Shaleum Logan let Town back into the game just before the hour mark - he had sprinted back to mop up a dangerous ball but rather than clear in to touch he knocked the ball past the despairing Simon Moore and Nicky Adams slid the ball home to level the scores. Disaster

Crawley then started to wake up a bit and had the better of play for a ten to fifteen minute spell. Uwe eventually spotted the need to make a sub and within a couple of minutes Tom Adeyemi had lofted a through ball to Clayton which he deftly lifted over the keepers head. The ball seemed to hang in the air for about an hour - chased by Donaldson and a defender but eventually made it over the goal-line. Brilliant.

As Brentford sought to close out the game, Farid El Alagui collapsed in a heap after a fairly innocuous collision and was treated on the pitch for five minutes before being stretchered off. If he's out for a while we will need to replace him.

Rosler called all of his players back bar Donaldson and Forrester in the final two minutes and managed to hand the advantage to Crawley who fortunately wasted a dangerous free kick.

Brentford were decent today and seemed to have reverted to a more orthodox 4-4-2 and a win was fully deserved

Oh and Gary Alexander was bloody awful.

The Bees are up to ninth, two points off the playoffs and ten points behind leaders Tranmere

Bees - Moore, Logan, Bidwell, Craig, Dean, Forrester, Forshaw (Kev), Dave (Adeyemi), Douglas, Hayed (El ALagui), Donaldson

Unused Bees - Lee, Legge, Dallas, Fredericks




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Condorman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 6 2012

Time: 6:44PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Brentford Articles

David Button: England's Number One? (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Stats: Norwich v Brentford (Sunday January 25 2015)

Norwich vs Brentford Match Preview (Saturday January 24 2015)

Q&A With Vital Norwich (Saturday January 24 2015)

Are Away Game Ticket Prices Too High (Wednesday January 21 2015)

Lewis Macleod (Tuesday January 20 2015)

Archived Brentford Articles

List All Beesotted Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. RebelBee 52
2. collioure_bee 49
3. moribee 29
4. condorman 28
5. Beefeater 23
6. Kentbee 14
7. larrysigny 5
8. 6876 5
9. Nick Bruzon 5
10. max_a 3

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bournemouth 26 15 6 5 30 51
2. Derby County 27 15 6 6 25 51
3. Ipswich 27 14 8 5 19 50
4. Brentford 27 15 4 8 8 49
5. Watford 27 14 5 8 25 47
6. Middlesbrough 26 13 8 5 23 47
7. Wolves 27 12 8 7 -2 44

Breaking League News

LUFC Leeds set to miss out on striker
Leeds Utd : 30/01/2015 07:11:00
LUFC On This Day - January 30th
Leeds Utd : 30/01/2015 07:02:00
RUFC - Ref Watch v Charlton
Rotherham : 29/01/2015 22:44:00
Liverpool Youngster Ojo Linked WIth Latics Loan
Wigan : 29/01/2015 22:34:00
RUFC - Head-to-Head v Charlton Athletic
Rotherham : 29/01/2015 22:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff vs Brentford Result
Suggested By:  ThomasO
Cardiff Win 40%
Brentford Win 20%
Draw 20%
No Idea 20%