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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 4,594) 10th April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: R Madley

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Brentford Brentford

Crewe 0

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Brentford 2

B Wright-Phillips (12)
M Trotta (83)

Trotta fires Bees up to third

Last Updated: 10/04/13 11:04pm

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Marcello Trotta: Stunning strike from forward

Marcello Trotta: Stunning strike from forward

Marcello Trotta's stunning strike moved Brentford into third place in League One as Crewe suffered a 2-0 home defeat.

The Fulham loanee scored two minutes after coming on as a substitute to put the game beyond doubt after Bradley-Wright-Phillips had headed the visitors in front with 12 minutes gone.

Shaleum Logan ran onto Clayton Donaldson's back-heel before crossing for Wright-Phillips to bury a near-post bullet header past keeper Steve Phillips.

Things got worse for the home side when Phillips took a whack in a challenge with Tom Adeyemi and had to be replaced by Alan Martin.

Bees defender Harlee Dean cracked a header off the crossbar and Donaldson went close from the rebound with a overhead kick before Martin kept out another Wright-Phillips effort.

Matt Tootle shot from the edge of the box in a rare attack for Crewe, who won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy three days earlier, but keeper Simon Moore tipped the ball to safety.

Logan appeared to handle Byron Moore's cross only for referee Robert Madley to wave away their claims.

The Bees continued to boss the game after the break and Donaldson could have had a hat-trick after firing two free headers over the bar and seeing a shot saved by Martin after racing clear of the Crewe defence.

Douglas shot over before substitute Trotta put the game beyond doubt in the 84th minute with a stunning volley from 15 yards.

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Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30