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Griffin Park (ATT 5,400) 2nd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Gibbs

Brentford Brentford vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe

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Adeyemi strike keeps Bees busy

Last Updated: 02/03/13 6:59pm

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Tom Adeyemi: Match-winning cameo

Tom Adeyemi: Match-winning cameo

Brentford kept up the pressure on the top two with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Scunthorpe thanks to Tom Adeyemi's strike.

The Bees' substitute coolly side-footed home from 10 yards with his first touch of the game after coming on as a replacement with 20 minutes left.

The scoreline would have been far more emphatic but for a trio of smart saves from Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe, who denied Bees striker Marcello Trotta.

Slocombe, who could easily have seen red when he handled outside the box to deny Bradley Wright Phillips early on, was quick to thwart Italian Trotta with reflex saves either side of the break.

The visitors should have taken the lead midway through the first half, but Tom Newey blazed over from eight yards after a flowing three-man move.

Wright-Phillips forced a full-length stop from Slocombe just after the break and skipper Jonathan Douglas's lob lacked the power to trouble the Scunthorpe keeper.

The breakthrough forced Scunthorpe to abandon their defensive set-up and go in search of an equaliser and Iron winger Mark Duffy flashed a free-kick just over late on.

Brentford's bid to grab the second almost came off in the last 10 minutes, but Wright-Phillips sliced wide and substitute Stuart Dallas's dipping shot was tipped over.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24