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Griffin Park (ATT 6,368) 19th March 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Dave Phillips

Brentford Brentford vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

Brentford 2

M Bean (6)
G Alexander (24)

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Leyton Or 1

S McGleish (55)

Bees win ends Orient run

Last Updated: 19/03/11 7:28pm

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Alexander: On the scoresheet

Alexander: On the scoresheet

Brentford brought East London rivals Leyton Orient's 15-game unbeaten run to an end with a 2-1 win at Griffin Park.

The Bees took the lead in the sixth minute when Marcus Bean controlled with his right foot and curled an unstoppable shot past the outstretched arm of goalkeeper Jamie Jones with his left.

The home side extended their lead midway through the first half when Myles Weston slipped his man at the byline to cross low for Gary Alexander to smash home into the roof of the net from close range.

But the visitors emerged more purposeful after the break and hauled themselves back into the game on 55 minutes when veteran striker Scott McGleish pounced on a moment of hesitancy in the Brentford box to slot home from five yards.

The defeat was a big blow to Orient who would have set a club record had they managed to clinch a draw, but a string of fine saves from substitute keeper Simon Moore denied Adam Barrett and Alex Revell in the closing stages.

The only downside for Brentford came just before the break when goalkeeper Richard Lee was taken off with what looked like a suspected fracture to his arm which puts him in doubt for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley next month.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39