Bees late show gets boss off the hook
An impressive final quarter saw Brentford return to winning ways with a 3-1 win over Colchester United at Griffin Park on Saturday.
After falling behind early in the second half, the introduction of substitutes Sam Saunders and on loan winger Kadeem Harris made all the difference as the Bees notched three goals in 11 minutes to give boss Uwe Rosler a vital win.
Early in the first half Will Grigg found space inside the visitor's box, but his low cross was cleared, while shortly after Marcello Trotta missed a great chance from close range after George Saville's shot was saved.
At the other end Freddie Sears broke down the left and shot across goal.
Colchester took the lead within five minutes of the second half starting when Luke Garbutt's corner from the right was headed home unchallenged by Magnus Okuonghae.
The Bees responded immediately, with Alan McCormack firing wildly over the bar and Adam Forshaw's free kick bringing a fine diving save out of Sam Walker.
The keeper again did well to palm away a low shot from Trotta, while Clayton Donaldson headed a good chance wide.
The leveller came when a low cross from the right by Donaldson was stabbed home at the near post by Trotta.
Four minutes later Saville picked up the ball in midfield and unleashed a marvellous shot from 25 yards which touched the left hand post on its way into the net.
With three minutes remaining Brentford wrapped things up when Saunders and Donaldson combined down the right, with the latter crossing to the back post where Harris stooped to head home.
Brentford: Button, McCormack, Dean, Craig, Bidwell; Douglas, Forshaw (sub Saunders 65), Saville; Donaldson, Trotta (sub El Alagui 82), Grigg (sub Harris 65)
Subs (not used): Lee, Logan, Diagouraga, Nugent
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