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Griffin Park (ATT 6,594) 14th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Brentford Brentford vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

Brentford 1

J Douglas (90+3)

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Oldham 0

Douglas winner halts Latics run

Last Updated: 14/12/13 7:34pm

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Jonathan Douglas: Scored the late winner

Jonathan Douglas: Scored the late winner

Promotion-chasing Brentford ended Oldham's nine-game unbeaten run with a last-minute Jonathan Douglas winner.

The Bees midfielder headed Sam Saunders' far post cross home in time added on at the end to give new Griffin Park boss Mark Warburton a winning start to his managerial career.

A stalemate looked on the cards as both sides fought out a fiercely-contested midfield battle, with clear-cut chances few and far between.

The hosts' Will Grigg had the best chance of an even first half when he clipped Jake Bidwell's cross just wide, before Oldham danger man Mike Petrasso screwed an effort just past the far post before the break.

Saunders' goal-bound effort on the hour-mark was cleared off the line by Genseric Kusunga as the game went from end-to-end in the dying minutes.

Oldham left-back Ellis Plummer survived a clear-cut penalty shout when he sent Clayton Donaldson sprawling in the box with minutes to go, before Douglas escaped with a yellow card for a foul on the edge of the box as Oldham's Petrasso broke.

But Douglas had the last laugh as he rose highest at the far post to lift Brentford into third as the rest of the League One promotion pack dropped points.

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8 Fleetwood Town 43 59
9 Barnsley 43 58
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16 Port Vale 44 51
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18 Scunthorpe United 42 51
19 Crewe Alexandra 43 48
20 Leyton Orient 42 47
21 Notts County 42 47
22 Crawley Town 43 47
23 Colchester United 42 44
24 Yeovil Town 43 37