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

Brentford Brentford vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

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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
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1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
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