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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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1 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20