Sep 13, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Griffin Park
Brentford
3-2
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
Odubajo (18'), Gray (32'), Douglas (55')
Douglas (23')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Greer (39'), Holla (61')
Dunk (13'), Baldock (50')

Result: Brentford beat Brighton & Hove Albion in five-goal thriller

Brentford beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 in an entertaining five-goal thriller at Griffin Park.

Brentford prevailed as victors at home to Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon after a pulsating 3-2 win at Griffin Park.

Brighton started in the ascendancy, and Andrew Crofts was unlucky to see his third-minute strike cannon back off the post for the visitors.

The home fans were infuriated shortly after though, as the referee made the contentious decision to only book Lewis Dunk in the 13th minute after he pulled back an onrushing Andre Gray. Jota sent the resulting free kick just wide of the post.

Then, in the space of 60 seconds, two chances changed the shape of the game.

First, Sam Baldock rounded David Button, but saw his goal-bound effort cleared off the line. Brentford immediately raced down the other end and went 1-0 up after a smart finish from Moses Odubajo.

Jota and Alan Judge both went close for the home side before Gray doubled their lead in the 32nd minute with a poacher's finish from close range.

Five minutes before the break, Gordon Greer gave a glimmer of hope to the away side as he thumped the ball home from close range at a corner to make it 2-1.

It took the home side less than 10 minutes of the second half to restore their two-goal lead as Jonathan Douglas headed home from close range in the 54th minute.

However, Danny Holla sent a measured curling effort into the far corner just six minutes later as the visitors refused to give up without a fight.

Joe Bennett then almost levelled for Brighton, but he dragged his effort wide of the far post and the home side held on to secure another three points since their promotion to the Championship.

Share this article now:
Andre Gray of Brentford in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Brentford and Crystal Palace at Griffin Park on August 2, 2014
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Brentford ahead at break
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves33227459263373
2Cardiff CityCardiff33197749272264
3Aston Villa33179749301960
4Derby CountyDerby331611650282259
5Fulham331511755371856
6Bristol City33141274839954
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd32164124638852
8Middlesbrough331561243311251
9Preston North EndPreston33121564032851
10Brentford331311950401050
11Leeds UnitedLeeds33137134643346
12Norwich CityNorwich331210113437-346
13Millwall331112103935445
14Ipswich TownIpswich33136144443145
15Queens Park RangersQPR33109143646-1039
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds33813123540-537
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest33114183651-1537
18Reading3289153542-733
19Bolton WanderersBolton3389162951-2233
20Birmingham CityBirmingham3386192249-2730
21Hull City32611154350-729
22Burton Albion3378182659-3329
23Barnsley32610163147-1628
24Sunderland33511173458-2426
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand