Brentford 1 Walsall 0

Brentford continued their good start to the season after a hard fought 1-0 win over Walsall who themselves had a good start with 7 points from their first 3 games.

Connor McAlney was stretchered off after a firm challenge from Adam Chambers.

Clayton Donaldson got the winner for Brentford on 42 minutes after Logan on the right hand side cut inside and crossed for Donaldson to comfortably head home past Richard O’Donnell.

Conditions were tough as torrential rain battered the pitch which meant Brentford were not at their fluent best. Chances were hard to come by in the first half but Forshaw went close after unleashing a 30 yard pile-driver which hit the bar.

Walsall did have their chances in the first half with Lalkovic with a snap shot that he couldn’t get enough power and Button comfortably collected.

Although it was a close game possession wise Brentford had the better of the chances in the second half. After a ball over the top fell to Farid Al Alagiu he rounded O’Donnell but the angle was tight and his shot was cleared by the sliding Walsall defender.

Alan Mcormack was bossing the midfield, putting in strong challenges letting Forshaw and Savile to push forward and the best chance of the second half fell to Forshaw after the bees worked the ball into the box and Forshaw was 1 on 1 with O’Donnnell and his fierce shot was brilliantly saved by the Walsall keeper .

As the match was coming to a close with Rosler making a defensive switch by putting on Jake Reeves and Sam Saunders on to help out with the midfield. There was late Walsall pressure as they forced a few corners but Brentford defended well.

Brentford held out for a hard fought win over a tricky and well drilled Walsall side and recorded their second home win of the season.

Report from Alex Callow

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