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Griffin Park (ATT 8,327) 11th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Brentford Brentford vs Port Vale Port Vale

Brentford 2

M Trotta (30)
W Grigg (88)

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Injury-hit Bees march on

Last Updated: 11/01/14 7:18pm

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Marcello Trotta: Netted in the first half

Marcello Trotta: Netted in the first half

Brentford overcame an extensive injury list to stay top of the table with a 2-0 win over play-off hopefuls Port Vale.

Goals either side of the break from Marcello Trotta and substitute Will Grigg kept the Bees ahead of Lonson rivals Leyton Orient despite being without four regulars through injury.

Vale had goalkeeper Chris Neal to thank for keeping them in the game with two breath-taking second-half saves to keep out long-range shots from Trotta and Clayton Donaldson.

New signing Alan Judge stung Neal's fingers with two dipping drives before Trotta gave the hosts the lead on the half-hour mark, turning on the edge of the box to rifle home into the bottom corner.

Donaldson thought he had sealed the points in the 60th minute when he got above Neal to head home, but the effort was ruled out to the anger of the Griffin Park crowd.

Brentford made sure of maximum points late on as the Londoners broke quickly and Jake Bidwell's left-wing cross found Grigg unmarked in the middle and the striker drilled home from 12 yards.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

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