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County Ground (ATT 7,431) 20th November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Whitestone

Swindon Swindon Town vs Brentford Brentford

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Bees' Donaldson stings Robins

Last Updated: 20/11/12 11:23pm

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Clayton Donaldson: Hit the winner

Clayton Donaldson: Hit the winner

Clayton Donaldson scored his third goal in five games to lead Brentford to a 1-0 win over fellow promotion chasers Swindon.

Donaldson's thunderous 58th-minute volley at the County Ground was enough to separate the sides as Paolo di Canio's Town team slumped to their fifth home defeat of the season.

The former Crewe striker could have netted as early as the 12th minute but for a smart save from home goalkeeper Wes Foderingham to push wide his well-hit drive.

At the other end, Bees keeper Simon Moore produced a superb 41st-minute stop to keep out debutant Chris Martin's piledriver.

Swindon began the second half brightly and almost took the lead when Gary Roberts fizzed a dangerous centre across the six-yard box but none of his team-mates could get a crucial touch.

Simon Ferry also glanced a header wide before new boy Martin nodded narrowly wide after latching onto Matt Ritchie's cross two minutes from time.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39