Chesterfield 2-3 Brentford- Report
Report of match 5th May 2012
Chesterfield 2-3 Brentford- Report.
Bees sting Spireites
Brentford held off a late Chesterfield fightback to close their season with a 3-2 victory at the B2net Stadium.
The visitors cruised into a two goal lead through Leon Legge and Toumani Diagouraga and, although Franck Moussa responded, Clayton Donaldson headed a third before Mark Allott struck in stoppage time.
Uwe Rosler's side started well and got the goal they deserved in the 12th minute when a free kick from Sam Saunders was glanced into the bottom corner by Legge.
Chesterfield posed little threat apart from the pace of Jordan Bowery and Clayton Donaldson almost doubled Brentford's lead with a cross shot on the half hour.
But Brentford scored again in the 59th minute when Saunders broke away and set up Diagouraga, who swept a right-foot shot into the roof of the net from 12 yards.
Chesterfield replied 10 minutes later when Scott Boden fired against a post and Moussa lashed in the rebound in from the edge of the area and only a great save by Simon Moore denied Bowery an equaliser.
Donaldson eased Brentford's nerves when he was left unchallenged to head his 11th of the season from an 80th minute corner and although Allott drove in his first goal for two-and-a-half years from 20 yards, it was too little too late.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 5th May 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Whittington Moor|
|2 - 3||Brentford
|5||Josh Thompson (Clay 66)|
|23||Mark Randall (Boden 55)|
|16||Alexandre Mendy (Lowry 46)|
|19||Scott Boden (Randall 55)|
|24||Craig Clay (Thompson 66)|
|4||Jamie Lowry (Mendy 46)|
|24||Jake Bidwell (Thompson 87)|
|7||Sam Saunders (Reeves 77)|
|19||Harry Forrester (Morrison 63)|
|40||Jake Reeves (Saunders 77)|
|17||Clinton Morrison (Forrester 63)|
|23||Adam Thompson (Bidwell 87)|
|Chesterfield cards shown|
|76 mins||Tendayi Darikwa||Unsporting behaviour|
|Brentford cards shown|