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Brentford 3-0 Accrington

Sam Williams
Williams grabbed the early goal to set Brentford on their way

Leaders Brentford edged closer to automatic promotion with a comfortable victory over mid-table Accrington.

Sam Williams struck the early opener, sending a looping header from Karleigh Osborne's cross-field ball over the head of Stanley keeper Kenny Arthur.

Ryan Dickson made it two just before the break when he latched onto a Sam Wood through ball before slotting home.

And Billy Clarke completed the scoring when he coolly scored from the spot after Sam Williams had been fouled.

The three points mean a win against Dagenham and Redbridge on Tuesday will guarantee the Bees promotion to League One.


Brentford: Hamer, Osborne, Phillips, Bennett, Dickson, Newton, Bean, Hunt, Wood (Poole 68), Sam Williams, Clarke (Marvin Williams 85).
Subs Not Used: Simon Brown, Spencer, Halls.

Goals: Sam Williams 8, Dickson 41, Clarke 54 pen.

Accrington Stanley: Arthur, Cavanagh, Procter (Mullin 60), Charnock, Edwards, Ryan, Williams, Turner (Kay 60), Miles, Lindfield (Grant 60), Symes.
Subs Not Used: Murdock, Hibbert.

Booked: Charnock, Ryan, Arthur.

Att: 7,135

Ref: Iain Williamson (Berkshire).



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