Brentford: Warburton thrilled with organised Bees performance

Opener: Brentford's Andre Gray opened the scoring at Rotherham United on Saturday

Late strike: Striker Nick Proschwitz grabbed Brentford's second in stoppage time

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Brentford turned in a spirited, hard working performance to defeat Rotherham United 2-0 at the New York Stadium on Saturday.

Goals in each half from Andre Gray and Nick Proschwitz gave the Bees a deserved victory.

And Bees boss Mark Warburton was understandably delighted with his side's second Championship triumph of the campaign ahead of the international break.

“It was a magnificent performance. They are a very organised side," he said.

"Harlee Dean and James Tarkowski really stood up to their threat.

"We looked to counter-attack and maximise our chances from wide areas. We must look at that and keep learning from them.

"Tremendous finish from Andre Gray. He offers power and pace. He is raw and sometimes that gives a randomness, but he deserved his goal. All credit to him."

Brentford threatened early when Andre Gray broke down the left channel, but his cushioned shot was palmed away by Adam Collin.

Matt Derbyshire should have done better for the home side when he broke into the box, but his final ball was neither a shot nor cross as it sailed across the Bees' six yard box.

It was end to end stuff when the Bees broke with a four on four attack, but Gray was dispossessed and after the Millers broke quickly at the other end Ben Pringle's shot was blocked by Jake Bidwell.

A nice passing move from Brentford saw Alan Judge's teasing ball into the box headed over the bar by Alex Pritchard. A low free kick from Jota on the right was then fired just wide of the right hand post by Judge.

The visitors came close to taking the lead when a great break by Jota down the right wing ended with a teasing cross which just evaded Gray in the six yard box.

Rotherham came closest to scoring when Paul Taylor's fierce shot cannoned off the bar. In an immediate reply, a free flowing move involving Pritchard, Jota and Judge came to a disappointing end when Stuart Dallas shot over the bar.

The Bees took the lead on the stroke of half time when Judge's ball found Gray on the left and a composed finish saw him slot the ball past Collin into the top right hand corner.

Early in the second half Pritchard wasted a great chance to extend the Bees' lead when he won the ball in Rotherham's half but selfishly shot from inside the box when Jota was unmarked to his left.

The Millers wasted a great chance to equalise when a James Tarkowski slip gave Derbyshire a one on one with Button, who blocked superbly with his foot.

A great run by Judge down the left carried him to the byline, but his cross into the six yard box bounced off Gray.

Rotherham continued to threaten and Taylor's low shot from ten yards brought a great save out of Button.

Richie Smallwood was the next to trouble Button, with a shot from the edge of the box which was comfortably held by the keeper.

In added on time Pritchard's 25 yard free kick sailed inches wide of the left hand post before the Bees sealed victory when great work by substitute Jon Toral saw him dance around a couple of defenders into the six yard box, from where he set up fellow substitute Nick Proschwitz for a simple tap in.

Brentford: Button, McCormack, Tarkowski, Craig, Bidwell; Douglas, Judge, Pritchard, Jota (sub Hogan 67, sub Proschwitz 82), Dallas, Gray (sub Toral 82) Subs (not used): Lee, Craig, Diagouraga, Tebar

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