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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 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15