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Deepdale (ATT 10,332) 21st December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Preston Preston North End vs Brentford Brentford

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Brentford 3

A Forshaw (pen 23)
M Trotta (26)
S Saunders (73)

Lilywhites stung by Bees

Last Updated: 21/12/13 7:19pm

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Adam Forshaw: Got the Bees' opener

Adam Forshaw: Got the Bees' opener

Brentford extended their unbeaten run in League One to 10 games with a 3-0 win over Preston at Deepdale on Saturday.

The Bees continue to breath-down the necks of the division's pace-setters, despite the departure of manager Uwe Rosler to Wigan earlier this month.

And it was the first-half goals from Adam Forshaw, a penalty, and Marcello Trotta that did the bulk of the damage for Warburton's men, with Sam Saunders adding a third after the break. .

Preston looked lively on the break but it was Brentford that went ahead from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute.

Clayton Donaldson latched onto a long ball and goalkeeper Declan Rudd raced out from the Lilywhites' goal bringing the striker down. Forshaw coolly dispatched the spot-kick and then set up the Bees' second goal shortly afterwards.

A slick passing move after 26 minutes allowed Forshaw a shot on goal that was parried by Rudd but the former Everton player hooked the ball back to Trotta who blasted home.

Preston were rewarded with a penalty after the break when Jake Bidwell was adjudged to have pushed Joel Garner inside the box. David Button saved the spot kick, diving to his right.

Kevin Davies could have scored moments later but he sent his free header across the face of the goal and wide.

Substitute Saunders killed the game off in the 73rd minute to extend Brentford's unbeaten run and end the Preston fightback.

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1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40