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Griffin Park (ATT 8,010) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Brentford Brentford vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Brentford 3

C Donaldson (2)
M Trotta (52)
S Saunders (58)

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MK Dons 1

L Hodson (73)

Bees swarm in on top spot

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:32pm

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Clayton Donaldson: Amongst the goals

Clayton Donaldson: Amongst the goals

Brentford finished the year at the top of League One after they continued their impressive form with a 3-1 victory over MK Dons.

Goals from Clayton Donaldson, Marcello Trotta and Sam Saunders gave the Bees a three goal cushion before Lee Hodson's reply for the visitors.

The win was a 11th success in a current 12-game unbeaten run for the Londoners, who took the lead with just two minutes gone when Donaldson out-muscled Dean Lewington to lash a shot past Dons goalkeeper David Martin.

Trotta doubled the lead shortly after the break when he picked his spot from the edge of the box after an incisive Saunders pass.

And the Bees stretched their advantage further after 58 minutes as the impressive Saunders drilled a superb shot just inside the far post from 20 yards out.

Hodson replied for the Dons in the 73rd minute with a rasping drive that beat David Button at his near post as the visitors looked for an unlikely way back into the game.

Dons dangerman Patrick Bamford screwed a shot wide when clean through before seeing a strong penalty shout waved away by referee Andy D'Urso as the game drifted away from Karl Robinson's side.

Brentford should have been out of sight by the break but a superb Martin save from Alan McCormack and a Trotta volley that flew just over the angle kept it tight.

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Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 43 92
2 Preston North End 42 82
3 Milton Keynes Dons 42 79
4 Swindon Town 41 76
5 Sheffield United 43 68
6 Chesterfield 43 67
7 Rochdale 42 60
8 Fleetwood Town 43 59
9 Barnsley 43 58
10 Peterborough United 43 58
11 Bradford City 42 57
12 Doncaster Rovers 42 57
13 Gillingham 43 56
14 Oldham Athletic 43 55
15 Walsall 42 54
16 Coventry City 43 51
17 Scunthorpe United 42 51
18 Port Vale 43 50
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