Brentford made it two wins from three after a comfortable 3-1 win against Reading at Griffin Park. The day began on a sad note after a minute`s silence for teenager Alice Gross was impeccably observed by both sets of fans.
The football started well for Brentford as they made a lively start and Alex Pritchard hit the post after cutting in from the left flank. Reading were playing well and pressed Brentford well but our excellent pairing at the back of Craig and Tarkowski got stuck in and made some excellent clearances.Then after ten minutes the ball fell to McCormack and he put in a good cross which eventually fell to Jota who had a very simple task of placing the ball into the far corner from a couple of yards out. The linking of McCormack, Pritchard and Gray before the goal was excellent and shows the great teamwork we have. Brentford were content to play on the counter while Reading enjoyed some harmless possession. With 15 minutes to go to half time Jonathan Douglas, who had an excellent game, pressured Reading into giving away the ball and after Gray slipped on the edge of the penalty area, Alex Pritchard capitalized to finish between the Federici`s legs.
The second half started well for Brentford and our aggressive counter attacking play continued. Reading made two half time substitutions but there weak defence was not changed and Brentford continued to exploit this. Moses Odubajo began to liven up a bit and take advantage down the right wing. Soon into the second half Reading got one back against the run of play. Simon Cox ran into the box and a pass from Jamie Mackay allowed him to easily slot it into the net. For the next 20 minutes Reading piled on the pressure but we saw once again the outstanding defending from our defensive partnership of Tarkowski and Craig. They both made some excellent tackles and alert clearances.
We entered the last 10 minutes hoping to just hold on for that 2-1 victory but we all know what Warbs is like, he is hungry for that 3rd goal. And he got it. In the 80th minute we had a corner and from what we have seen this season we don`t seem to be very good and defending or scoring from corners but out of nowhere Douglas sprung and headed in the corner from Pritchard.
Overall another confident, compelling and courageous win from the Bees who were fully deserving of all 3 points.
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