N Forest vs Brentford
Sky Bet Chboat
3:00pm Saturday October
The City Ground
Stand-in Nottingham Forest captain Ben Watson scored his second City Ground winner at consecutive games as Sabri Lamouchis side extended their Sky Bet Championship run to ten games.
Watson, deputising using Michael Dawson sidelined for a second game with a calf injury, had not scored for years before his strike that beat Barnsley 1-0 at home.
The midfielder was again the difference against the Bees, scoring a stunning volley in the 56th minute to lift Forest up to second from the table, level on points with leaders West Brom.
It was a objective of quality within an energetic match which needed to wait until the 16th minute for its opportunity, with the climbing strike of Joe Lolley following a surging run from inside the center circle comfortably taken by David Raya.
It was not until 10 minutes after a unsatisfactory Brentford side carved out their first opportunity, even though Brice Samba awakened a low driveway from Josh DaSilva.
Forest countered, culminating in Lewis Grabbans pull back into the area teeing Tiago Silva up however, Mathias Jensen managed to earn a superbly-timed struggle, with punishment shouts ignored just as the Portuguese midfielder was about to let fly.
Silva, though, nearly broke the deadlock in the 34th minute, after Yuri Ribeiro had been attracted by Julian Jeanvier hitting a narrowly past Raya pole.
Brentford responded after Watson tackle on Sergi Canos with a delivery in their own.
From 35 yards Jensens curler took a deflection off the wall, forcing a nine-hole Samba to hit clear into his left once he had initially set off to his best.
The breakthrough came 11 minutes after the interval, spawned by a intervention in Bees skipper Pontus Jansson off for a corner because the striker and because he took the ball off the toes of Grabban lined an undercover drive.
However from Silvas inswinging delivery flicked by Jeanvier at the near post, Joe Worrall supplied a header towards Watson who struck a volley past Raya.
After Bryan Mbuemo struck a drive from the edge of the area that had two yards across the 33, was only after the hour.
Instead, it was Forest who must have added to their tally but Silva flashed a 15-yard shot beyond Rayas left-hand article, while Sammy Ameobi – who had replaced Joao Carvalho at the 64th minute – forced a fine low stop by your Brentford goalkeeper nine minutes from time.
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