Robbie Simpson fired Brentford through to the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at the expense of League Two side Stevenage.
The on-loan Huddersfield Town striker scored the only goal of an entertaining contest, a powerful 28th-minute header from Nicky Adams's cross.
Simpson's fourth goal of the season saw League One Brentford bounce back from Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Rochdale.
But they got a good run for their money from football league new Stevenage.
Simpson was denied a second goal after another good block from home keeper Chris Day, who also saved from Adams.
But Brentford's Richard Lee was the busier of the two keepers, being forced to produce a string of good saves from Mark Roberts, John Mousinho, twice from Yemi Odubade, who also twice shot over, and Peter Winn.
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Tuesday, 31 August 2010
14 Roberts (Bridges 84)
13 Byrom (Sinclair 71)
20 Beardsley (Sills 64)
18 Adams (Cort 87)
08 Forster (Wood 79)
Ref: LangfordAtt: 1,916
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+3:34 The referee blows for the end of the match.
90:00+3:00 The referee blows for offside against Carl Cort. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.
90:00+1:54 The referee blows for offside against David Bridges. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.
86:36 Substitution Carl Cort comes on in place of Nicky Adams.
84:01 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Laird from the left by-line to the near post, save by Richard Lee.
83:36 Substitution David Bridges is brought on as a substitute for Mark Roberts.
81:56 Myles Weston is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
80:20 Outswinging corner taken by Scott Laird from the left by-line.
78:55 Substitution Sam Wood on for Nicky Forster.
77:37 Shot from just outside the box by Peter Winn misses to the right of the target.
76:21 Scott Laird delivers the ball, Karleigh Osborne manages to make a clearance.
75:54 The ball is delivered by Ronnie Henry, Pim Balkestein manages to make a clearance.
72:56 Corner taken left-footed by Scott Laird.
71:58 The ball is delivered by John Mousinho, clearance made by Pim Balkestein.
70:36 Substitution Robert Sinclair joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joel Byrom.
67:35 Michael Spillane fouled by Michael Bostwick, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Robbie Simpson from the free kick.
66:01 Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.
65:05 The referee blows for offside. Chris Day takes the free kick.
61:25 Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.
61:25 Substitution Tim Sills comes on in place of Chris Beardsley.
61:25 Corner taken by Michael Bostwick from the right by-line, Chris Beardsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Lee.
60:18 Foul by Michael Bostwick on Toumani Diagouraga, free kick awarded. Craig Woodman delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed
from right channel, Scott Laird makes a clearance.
58:31 Shot from just outside the box by Yemi Odubade goes over the crossbar.
58:02 Mark Roberts takes a shot. Richard Lee makes a save.
56:50 Yemi Odubade takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.
56:19 Yemi Odubade takes a shot. Blocked by Karleigh Osborne.
55:49 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom from the left by-line.
52:29 Shot from deep inside the area by Yemi Odubade clears the bar.
52:21 Centre by Ronnie Henry, Karleigh Osborne makes a clearance.
51:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Forster on Scott Laird. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
49:20 Short corner taken by Joel Byrom from the right by-line.
47:51 Chris Beardsley is ruled offside. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.
47:05 The referee blows for offside against Robbie Simpson. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.
45:01 The second half has started.
45:00+2:55 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
45:00+1:50 Shot from just outside the box by Robbie Simpson misses to the left of the goal.
45:00+1:31 The offside flag is raised against Chris Beardsley. Craig Woodman takes the indirect free kick.
45:00+1:11 Robbie Simpson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jon Ashton takes the free kick.
44:12 Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Pim Balkestein challenges John Mousinho unfairly and gives away a free
kick. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
42:25 Foul by Yemi Odubade on Michael Spillane, free kick awarded. Richard Lee takes the free kick.
40:38 Chris Beardsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Lee. Direct free kick taken by Richard Lee.
38:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Scott Laird. Free kick crossed by Nicky Adams, clearance made
by Mark Roberts.
35:15 Strike from close range by Nicky Forster clears the bar.
34:19 Joel Byrom has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
32:56 Shot by Peter Winn from just outside the area goes over the net.
31:30 John Mousinho has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
28:54 The assist for the goal came from Nicky Adams.
28:54 GOAL - Robbie Simpson:Stevenage 0 - 1 Brentford Robbie Simpson grabs a headed goal from just inside the penalty box. Stevenage 0-1 Brentford.
27:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Laird on Nicky Adams. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.
27:06 Robbie Simpson is caught offside. Chris Day takes the free kick.
26:09 Yemi Odubade takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.
24:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Forster on Mark Roberts. Scott Laird takes the free kick.
24:00 Yemi Odubade has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
19:05 John Mousinho takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.
17:47 Nicky Adams takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
17:16 Nicky Adams takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Scott Laird manages to make a clearance.
12:57 Yemi Odubade delivers the ball, clearance by Pim Balkestein.
8:59 The offside flag is raised against Chris Beardsley. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.
6:25 Mark Roberts takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.
6:04 Joel Byrom decides to take a short corner.
4:55 Mark Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson. Michael Spillane crosses the ball from the
free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Ronnie Henry.
3:26 Chris Beardsley is caught offside. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.
0:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karleigh Osborne by Joel Byrom. Free kick taken by Karleigh Osborne.
0:00 The referee gets the match started.
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