Brentford fail to derail Orient express. Despite having the greater possession Brentford failed to score at home for the second game in a row as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to league leaders Leyton Orient
The Bees had the better of the first half when Harlee Dean flashed a header wide but for all the nice passing moves Brentord couldn’t break down the league leaders. David Mooney should of given Orient the lead in the first half when his header went over the bar from 6 yards out.
It was more of the same for Brentford as they struggled to break down a strong and organised defence.
Will Grigg had the best chance on the hour mark who after Forshaw’s through ball but he couldn’t get a good shot away and it was deflected for a corner. Donaldson had a good chance from the resulting corner but could only tamely header straight at Jones.
For all of Brentford’s pressure it was Orient who scored first after Mooney and Logan tangled in the box and the ref gave the penalty which Mooney tucked away in the bottom right hand corner.
Orient almost doubled the lead when the tricky Moses Odubajo found space on the right and his fierce shot was well saved by Richard Lee.
Orient eventually doubled the lead when sub Shaun Batt was put through by Odubajo and he fired a low left foot curler which left Lee no chance.
It was a extremely poor second half for Brentford and for all their passing Jones was hardly tested and it took Orient a penalty and one excellent ball to break Brentford down. by Alex Callow