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Griffin Park (ATT 7,713) 24th January 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Brentford Brentford vs Gillingham Gillingham

Brentford 2

J Douglas (22)
M Trotta (pen 70)

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Gillingham 1

C McDonald (73)

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Brentford return to summit

Last Updated: 25/01/14 9:05am

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Jonathan Douglas: Opened the scoring

Jonathan Douglas: Opened the scoring

Brentford returned to the top of the Sky Bet League One table with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Gillingham at Griffin Park.

A first half Jonathan Douglas goal and a second half Marcello Trotta penalty gave the hosts a 2-0 lead, but Cody McDonald set up a tense finale with a 73rd minute strike.

Douglas broke the deadlock in the 21st minute when he glanced home Jake Bidwell's left-wing cross from close range.

And Trotta banished his last day Doncaster demons when he coolly slotted home from the spot after Tony Craig was hauled over in the box by Adam Barrett.

The cushion lasted less than three minutes, McDonald latching onto Craig Fagan's through ball to give Peter Taylor's side hope.

Alan Judge might have sealed it with minutes remaining when he fired over from the edge of the box after a fluid six-man move.

Bees keeper David Button ensured Brentford made it nine home wins in a row with a superb late save to deny Jack Marriott.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Fleetwood Town 3 9
2 Bradford City 3 7
3 Bristol City 3 7
4 Milton Keynes Dons 3 6
5 Peterborough United 3 6
6 Chesterfield 3 6
7 Crawley Town 3 6
8 Preston North End 3 5
9 Port Vale 3 5
10 Doncaster Rovers 3 4
11 Swindon Town 3 4
12 Leyton Orient 3 4
13 Gillingham 3 4
14 Coventry City 3 4
15 Barnsley 3 4
16 Notts County 3 4
17 Rochdale 3 3
18 Sheffield United 3 3
19 Yeovil Town 3 3
20 Walsall 3 2
21 Oldham Athletic 3 2
22 Colchester United 3 1
23 Crewe Alexandra 3 0
24 Scunthorpe United 3 0

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