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Griffin Park (ATT 5,251) 22nd September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: F Graham

Brentford Brentford vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

Brentford 1

A Forshaw (17)

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Oldham 0

Forshaw off the mark for Bees

Last Updated: 22/09/12 6:14pm

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Forshaw: Match-winning strike

Forshaw: Match-winning strike

Brentford laboured to a 1-0 win over Oldham in a game they should have wrapped up by half-time.

Adam Forshaw's first ever league goal sealed the points when he coolly slid home from the edge of the box after 17 minutes.

Harry Forrester cut in from the left and fed Farid El Alagui, who touched into the path of the former Everton loanee to drill home into the far corner.

But the Bees were guilty of wasteful finishing after that, with both Tony Craig and Clayton Donaldson heading over with the goal gaping.

Donaldson almost made amends when he cut in from the left, only to see his powerful drive deflected by defender Jonathan Grounds.

The Londoners almost killed the game off late on when Spurs loanee Ryan Fredericks forced a full-length save from Latics goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis, while Farid El Alagui also saw a late header cleared off the line before the visitors staged a stirring late rally, with an aerial bombardment of the home box.

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2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40