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Sky Bet League 1

Griffin Park (ATT 5,833) 8th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Collins

Brentford Brentford vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Brentford 3

C Donaldson (43, 89)
H Forrester (72)

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MK Dons 2

R Lowe (14)
S Gleeson (53)

Donaldson keeps Bees buzzing

Last Updated: 08/12/12 6:37pm

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Donaldson: Bagged a brace

Donaldson: Bagged a brace

Brentford leapfrogged MK Dons to move into fourth place in League One as they edged a five-goal thriller 3-2 at Griffin Park.

Bees forward Clayton Donaldson's brace either side of Harry Forrester's

strike clinched the points in an emotion-charged end-to-end clash.

Dons pair Ryan Lowe and Stephen Gleeson twice put the visitors ahead with goals in either half, but the Bees had the final say.

Lowe broke the deadlock after 14 minutes when he coolly side-footed home from the edge of the area from a slide-rule through-ball from Gleeson.

But Forrester capitalised on a moment of hesitation in the Dons' box just before the break, weaving past three defenders and squaring for Donaldson to tuck home from close range.

The hosts were behind again minutes after the interval, Gleeson turning sharply and sliding a superb shot inside the far post.

It was level again after 77 minutes when Dons goalkeeper David Martin could only parry on-loan Marcello Trotta's drive into the path of Forrester, who smashed home the rebound.

The Bees winger, unplayable for long spells, had a chance to wrap it up, but Martin got the better of him in a one-on-one.

But the Londoners made sure of the points with a minute to go when Trotta's fierce drive was palmed clear to the on-rushing Donaldson, who bundled home to the delight of the home fans.

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1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19