Apr 8, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Griffin Park
CrawleyCrawley Town
Douglas (58')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Brentford beat Crawley Town, Paul Connolly squares up to fan

Brentford's march towards promotion continues with a 1-0 win over Crawley Town in a game that ends with defender Paul Connolly confronting a fan.

Brentford's march towards promotion continued on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over Crawley Town at Griffin Park.

The Bees' victory, coupled with a 1-0 defeat for rivals Rotherham United at Sheffield United, means that Mark Warburton's men are now nine points clear of third place in the League One table with five games remaining.

A combination of good goalkeeping by Paul Jones and poor finishing from Clayton Donaldson meant that Brentford were frustrated during a goalless first half.

However, Jones made a poor error after the break, spilling Jonathan Douglas's header into the net to gift the Bees a goal that proved to be the winner.

The game ended on a controversial note when a fan forcefully threw the ball at Crawley full-back Paul Connolly, who was waiting to take a throw-in.

Connolly then squared up to the fan and swung his right arm at him, before being ushered away by stewards. He was not shown a card by referee Steve Martin.

Clayton Donaldson of Brentford scories his sides second goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Bristol City and Brentford at Ashton Gate on October 22, 2013
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