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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40