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Griffin Park (ATT 5,646) 11th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Brentford Brentford vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Brentford 2

J Tarkowski (62)
C Donaldson (74)

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Bees too strong for Rovers

Last Updated: 11/03/14 10:48pm

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Clayton Donaldson: On the scoresheet

Clayton Donaldson: On the scoresheet

Brentford kept up the pressure in the League One automatic promotion chase with a comfortable 2-0 win over struggling Tranmere.

Second-half goals from James Tarkowski and Clayton Donaldson secured the points in a one-sided affair at Griffin Park.

Centre-back Tarkowski broke the deadlock on the hour, rising highest at the far post to head Jake Bidwell's whipped free-kick past Owain Fon Williams.

And the Bees made sure of the points when Donaldson headed Alan Judge's pinpoint cross home from point-blank range after 73 minutes.

But the visitors had their chances before the break, Ryan Lowe's rising drive bouncing to safety off the top of the bar.

And big defender Stephen Arthurworry also hit the woodwork with a header from Jason Koumas' corner on the stroke of half-time.

Lowe also went close when he latched onto a poor Tarkowski header back to the keeper, but stopper David Button was out quickly to quell the danger.

But it was always Brentford who looked more likely to find the net after the break as they took control.

Donaldson twice headed narrowly wide and found the upright with an angled drive while Marcello Trotta tested the side netting with a low drive.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39