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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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3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
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6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
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13 Port Vale 34 45
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18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30