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Griffin Park (ATT 6,090) 17th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A D'Urso

Brentford Brentford vs Preston North End Preston

Brentford 1

N McGinn (21)

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Preston 3

N Mellor (10, 73)
I Hume (32)

North End swat aside Bees

Last Updated: 17/09/11 7:10pm

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Mellor: At the double for North End

Mellor: At the double for North End

In-form Preston North End eased to their sixth win on the trot with a comfortable 3-1 success at high flying Brentford.

Two goals from Neil Mellor either side of Iain Hume's 35-yard screamer were enough to consign the Bees to their second home defeat of the season.

Mellor struck first inside 10 minutes when he out muscled Karleigh Osborne to roll home past the stranded Richard Lee.

Brentford hit back midway through the first half when Myles Weston outstripped his marker to cross low from the right wing for the impressive Niall McGinn to rifle into the roof of the net.

But Brentford fell behind again just after the half hour when Hume latched on to a Mellor flick to smash a screamer past the flat footed Lee into the roof of the net from 35 yards.

After the break Mellor hit the upright and Paul Coutts flashed an effort just past the angle of post and bar before Mellor made it three in the 72nd minute.

Bees keeper Lee was caught in no man's land and Mellor, unmarked in the box, lashed home a volley to ensure the points for Phil Brown's side.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19