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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 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30