N Forest vs Brentford
Sky Bet Chboat
3:00pm Saturday October
The City Ground
Stand-in Nottingham Forest captain Ben Watson scored as their unbeaten Sky Bet Championship run extended to ten games with a 1-0 triumph over Brentford his second City Ground winner in consecutive matches.
Watson, deputising with Michael Dawson sidelined for a second game with a calf injury, had not scored prior to his strike that beat Barnsley 1-0 at home.
The midfielder was the difference against the Bees, scoring a gorgeous volley at the 56th minute to lift up Forest to second from the table, level on points with fresh leaders West Brom.
It was a objective of quality in an match which needed to wait with the climbing 20-yard strike of Joe Lolley, till the minute because of its very first opportunity following a run from inside the center circle comfortably taken by David Raya.
It was not till 10 minutes after that a unsatisfactory Brentford side carved out their very first chance, though a low 12-yard push from Josh DaSilva was awakened from Brice Samba.
Forest countered, culminating in the pull of Lewis Grabban back into the area teeing Tiago Silva up however, Mathias Jensen was able to earn a superbly-timed challenge, with punishment shouts ignored, just as the Portuguese midfielder was going to let fly.
The deadlock in the 34th minute almost broke, striking a 25-yard past Raya post after Julian Jeanvier had attracted Yuri Ribeiro.
Together with the final kick of the half of the Brentford responded following Watsons mis-timed undertake on Sergi Canos with a delivery of the .
Off the wall Jensens curler took a deflection By 35 metres, forcing a Samba to punch clear to his left after he had initially put off to his right.
The breakthrough finally arrived 11 minutes after the period, spawned with a dramatic intervention in Bees skipper Pontus Jansson as he lined an undercover drive and off for a corner as the striker took the ball off the toes of Grabban.
However from Silvas inswinging delivery flicked by Jeanvier in the near post, Joe Worrall supplied a cushioned header towards Watson who then struck on a thunderous volley ago Raya.
The closest the visitors came to an equaliser was only after the hour when Bryan Mbuemo struck against an increasing drive from the border of the region that was two yards across the bar.
Instead, it was Forest who must have added to their tally but first Silva flashed a 15-yard shot beyond Rayas left-hand article, whereas Sammy Ameobi – who had replaced Joao Carvalho in the 64th minute – driven a nice low halt in the Brentford goalkeeper nine minutes from time.
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