The Bees deservedly emerged victorious following a pulsating game at Brisbane Road to put themselves well and truly in control of their own destiny.
Brentford were held to a goalless draw by a well drilled organized Cumbrian side.
In very difficult conditions, Brentford extended their unbeaten run to 18 against a rejuvenated Shewsbury side.
The Bees regained top spot in front of the TV cameras and a decent Friday night crowd of 7713
A mixed day for the Bees against a very good Walsall side. The winning run may have finished but the unbeaten one continues following a 1-1 draw, a result the visitors must have been more enthused by than the hosts.
Another healthy crowd witnessed Brentford FC break two records, the Clubs 1000th league win and the 8th successive win in a single season.
1001 Bees fans, all in fine voice gave a performance to match their teams in this emphatic 3-1 away win at London Road.
Buzzing Brentford served up a Christmas treat after twice coming from behind to go top of the league.
On paper a trip to take on a side unbeaten in 11 and welcoming back their talismanic striker was going to be tough.
Jonathan Douglas’ last minute header was enough to give Brentford all three points in Mark Warburton’s first game as Brentford manager. The win was Brentford’s eighth in nine games and lifts them up to third.