Apr 18, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Griffin Park
Brentford
1-0
PrestonPreston North End
Judge (30' pen.)
Judge (35'), Dallas (45')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Kilkenny (23'), Davies (37'), Browne (64'), Wright (80')

Result: Brentford promoted to Championship

Alan Judge's goal on the half-hour mark is enough for Brentford to beat Preston North End and secure their place in the Championship.

Brentford have gained promotion to the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Preston North End in their League One clash at Griffin Park.

Mark Warburton's side headed into the encounter knowing that if they won, Leyton Orient lost at Crawley Town and Rotherham United failed to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers, then they would play in the second tier of English football next season.

As it happened, all results went their way, meaning that they will feature in the Championship in the 2014-15 campaign.

The hosts were the better side right from the start, as Alan Judge and Clayton Donaldson had chances in the opening 15 minutes.

The Bees eventually took the lead on the half-hour mark from the penalty spot.

Bailey Wright brought down George Saville inside the box, and Judge made no mistake from 12 yards.

Alan Judge of Brentford scores the opening goal of the game during the Sky Bet League One match between Brentford and Preston North End at Griffin Park on April 18, 2014© Getty Images

The hosts continued to dominate proceedings in the second half, as Donaldson and Saville came close in the opening three minutes.

Tom Clarke endeavoured to hit back for Preston, before Judge tried his luck with a long-range effort but in vain.

Marcello Trotta and Donaldson had chances around the hour mark, while Alan Browne headed wide for the visitors midway through the second half.

Keith Keane of Preston skips past the challenge of Marcelo Trotta of Brentford during the Sky Bet League One match between Brentford and Preston North End at Griffin Park on April 18, 2014 © Getty Images

Brentford had a great chance to double their advantage and put the game beyond the reach of Preston when they were awarded a penalty 10 minutes from time.

Wright brought down Donaldson, but Judge's spot kick went off target.

However, that miss did not affect the result as the home side wrapped up the points with a 1-0 win and secured their place in the Championship.

Keith Keane of Preston skips past the challenge of Marcelo Trotta of Brentford during the Sky Bet League One match between Brentford and Preston North End at Griffin Park on April 18, 2014
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Brentford ahead against Preston
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves27195350203062
2Derby CountyDerby27157544232152
3Cardiff CityCardiff27155740251550
4Aston Villa27138639241547
5Bristol City2813874033747
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27134104031943
7Leeds UnitedLeeds27134103729843
8Fulham2711974034642
9Middlesbrough27125103527841
10Preston North EndPreston27101163127441
11Brentford27101074135640
12Norwich CityNorwich28117102831-340
13Ipswich TownIpswich27123124039139
14Queens Park RangersQPR2789103137-633
15Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest27102153343-1032
16Millwall27710102930-131
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds27710103034-431
18Reading2778123035-529
19Barnsley2769122737-1027
20Hull City27510123944-525
21Bolton WanderersBolton2767142545-2025
22Burton Albion2766152146-2524
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2765161538-2323
24Sunderland27410132947-1822
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