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Griffin Park (ATT 8,063) 8th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Brentford Brentford vs Bradford City Bradford

Brentford 2

C Donaldson (61)
G Saville (76)

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Bees keep pace at the top

Last Updated: 08/03/14 6:48pm

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Clayton Donaldson: Amongst the goals

Clayton Donaldson: Amongst the goals

Brentford kept up the pressure on the top two with a comfortable 2-0 home win over mid-table Bradford.

Second-half goals from Clayton Donaldson and George Saville clinched the points against a resolute but unadventurous City side.

Donaldson broke the deadlock on the hour-mark with a sizzling low drive that flew inside the near post from the edge of the box.

Chelsea loanee Saville made sure of the points with a side-footed effort from 12 yards that bobbled inside the upright.

Brentford dominated possession for long spells, but the Bantams' deep defensive line and some wayward finishing kept the scores level.

Will Grigg should have opened the scoring just after the break, but blasted Alan Judge's driven low cross wide.

Donaldson drifted a header from Adam Forshaw's free-kick just past the post and should have made it a brace when he somehow skied Marcello Trotta's near-post cross over the bar from close range.

Jonathan Douglas headed against the bar and Saville forced a point-blank save from City keeper Jon McLaughlin as Brentford piled on the second-half pressure.

City's only real effort of note came early in the second half when Adam Reach beat three defenders only to fire over the bar.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
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