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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 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20