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Griffin Park (ATT 5,607) 6th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Naylor

Brentford Brentford vs Crawley Town Crawley

Brentford 2

C Donaldson (23, 76)

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Crawley 1

N Adams (59)

Donaldson too hot for Red Devils

Last Updated: 06/10/12 5:54pm

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Donaldson: Bees' chief destroyer

Donaldson: Bees' chief destroyer

Clayton Donaldson's brace ensured Brentford took three deserved points in a 2-1 win over out-of-sorts Crawley at Griffin Park.

Donaldson broke the deadlock midway through the first half, latching on to Adam Forshaw's through-ball to coolly slot beneath goalkeeper Paul Jones.

A defensive blunder from Bees right-back Shaleum Logan almost handed Crawley a point when his wayward back pass dropped for former Brentford midfielder Nicky Adams, who bundled home from close range.

But Donaldson had the final say after 76 minutes when he raced on to a lofted pass from Tom Adeyemi to lift the ball over goalkeeper Jones from the edge of the box.

Brentford should have wrapped things up far earlier, but Jones palmed Logan's 30-yard pile-driver clear and pulled off a reflex save to tip Donaldson's close-range header wide.

The only black mark on a good day for Brentford came when striker Farid El Alagui was stretchered off with a serious leg injury.

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2 Swindon Town 17 32
3 Preston North End 17 31
4 Notts County 16 29
5 Sheffield United 16 29
6 Milton Keynes Dons 14 27
7 Peterborough United 17 27
8 Rochdale 16 26
9 Oldham Athletic 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 17 25
11 Barnsley 16 22
12 Port Vale 17 22
13 Bradford City 17 22
14 Chesterfield 17 21
15 Crawley Town 17 20
16 Walsall 17 19
17 Doncaster Rovers 15 18
18 Colchester United 17 17
19 Gillingham 17 17
20 Coventry City 17 17
21 Leyton Orient 17 16
22 Scunthorpe United 16 15
23 Crewe Alexandra 17 15
24 Yeovil Town 17 14