Brentford 2 Gillingham 1
The Bees regained top spot in front of the TV cameras and a decent Friday night crowd of 7713
Despite the poor conditions caused by the heavy rain, Brentford continued to play good football and were worthy of the valuable three points.
The Bees went ahead through Douglas who beat the returning Nelson in the Gillingham goal.
Judge forced a good save from Nelson but the Bees did not have it all their own way. McDonald was clean through and looked certain to score but somehow managed to shoot wide with just Button to beat.
Despite good efforts from Bidwell, Judge and Donaldson who all went close, the second bees goal came from a Trotta penalty when Barrett fouled Craig in the box.
Gillingham pulled a goal back almost immediately and although the Bees remained dominant, Gillingham didn’t give the fight and their was a sense around Griffin park that the visitors could still snatch an undeserved equaliser.
Praise must be given to the ground staff for getting the game on but the Griffin Park looked a lot worse for wear come the 90th minute and they will have a lot to do to repair and prepare for Tuesdays clash against Bristol City