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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

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 23 48
2 Swindon Town 23 47
3 Preston North End 23 45
4 Milton Keynes Dons 22 44
5 Bradford City 23 36
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20