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Griffin Park (ATT 10,774) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Brentford Brentford vs Preston North End Preston

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A Judge (pen 30)

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Brilliant Bees secure promotion

Last Updated: 18/04/14 6:10pm

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Alan Judge: Secured promotion

Alan Judge: Secured promotion

Brentford clinched promotion to the Championship with a 1-0 win over Preston courtesy of Alan Judge's first-half penalty.

The on-loan midfielder sent Declan Rudd the wrong way from the spot just before the half hour after Bailey Wright hauled George Saville down in the box.

It sealed a comfortable win for the nerveless Bees, and with results elsewhere going their way they ensured there would be no repeat of last season's final day misery.

Judge stung Rudd's fingertips after eight minutes and top-scorer Clayton Donaldson was wayward with a string of chances to settle it before the end.

He was brought down in the second half, again by Wright, but Judge slipped as he took the spot-kick at the same end as last season's finale.

Donaldson also saw a powerful drive cannon against the upright and to safety off the back of Rudd's head as Brentford pressed for the killer second goal.

Marcello Trotta, last season's penalty villain, saw an effort blocked on the line with North End's only worthwhile effort a low angled drive from Craig Davies.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15