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Griffin Park (ATT 5,499) 8th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Attwell

Brentford Brentford vs Colchester United Colchester

Brentford 1

F El Alagui (88)

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El of a finish sinks Colchester

Last Updated: 08/09/12 6:13pm

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El Alagui: Match-winning goal

El Alagui: Match-winning goal

Brentford left it late to secure a 1-0 win against Colchester in a game of wasted chances at Griffin Park.

Farid El Alagui finally ended the stalemate with two minutes to go, powering home a close-range header from Harry Forrester's precision cross from the corner flag.

Earlier Brentford had dominated for long spells but lacked a cutting edge in the box with El Alagui, Clayton Donaldson and Norwich loanee Tom Adeyemi all missing clear-cut openings.

Colchester always looked a danger on the break, but Ian Henderson's blistering drive was blocked at point-blank range by keeper Simon Moore.

The striker also slid an effort off target and Tom Eastman nodded wide at the far post when it looked easier to score just before the break.

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2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40