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LIVE - Basingstoke Town v Brentford
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- Full-time - Basingstoke Town 1 (Daly pen 56) Brentford 5 (Douglas 33, Craig 40, Donaldson 52, El Alaguri 72, 77)
Full-time - Town improved after the break but it was another tough match for the hosts, while Brentford played some good stuff.
See The Monday Gazette for the full report and all of the reaction to today's game.
Brentford make a fourth change, replacing Myles Weston with Leon Redwood.
Brentford make a triple change with 11 minutes to go.
Brentford goal - Clayton Donaldson works the right channel and finds a yard of space before crossing for El Alaguri, who rises unmarked to head home at the far post.
GOAL - Basingstoke Town 1 Brentford 5 (El Alaguri 77)
Brentford goal - Ross Adams and Nathan Smart conspire to gift Sam Saunders the ball deep in the Town half. He makes ground and draws Robert Rice before playing Farid El Alaguri in and the striker slots the ball between Joe McDonnell's legs to extend the lead.
GOAL - Basingstoke Town 1 Brentford 4 (El Alaguri 72)
Town 'keeper Ashley Bayes has come off, with Joe McDonnell replacing him for the last 24 minutes.
Town replace Tim Sills with Jordace Holder-Spooner for the last 28 minutes.
Town goal - Stefan Brown wins the race to a ball over the top in the Brentford left-back area before pulling it back. The pass evades Tim Sills and Simon Dunn but falls for Toby Little, whose shot is blocked by Leon Legge.
The referee decides it struck the defender's hand and awards a penalty, which Wes Daly smashes home, the ball squirming underneath Simon Moore.
GOAL - Basingstoke Town 1 (Daly pen 56) Brentford 3
PENALTY TO BASINGSTOKE
Brentford goal - A corner is only cleared as far a Myles Weston, whose rasping shot from the edge of the area is pushed onto the bar by Ashley Bayes, but Clayton Donaldson beats Jay Gasson to the dropping ball and heads home from almost on the line.
GOAL - Basingstoke Town 0 Brentford 3 (Donaldson 52)
A long throw sparks a scramble in the Town area and Farid El Alaquri comes away with the ball, forcing Ashley Bayes to push the ball behind.
After a heavy shower at half-time, the sun is out for the start of the second half. Brentford are unchanged but Town have brought on Wes Daly, Toby Little, Nathan Campbell, Stefan Brown and Nathan Smart. Matt Warner, Stuart Lake, Chris Paterson, Shaun McAuley and Delano Sam-Yorke have made way, with Robert Rice going back to the centre of the back three.
Half-time - Basingstoke Town 0 Brentford 2 (Douglas 33, Craig 40)
Brentford have shown their class, keeping the ball for long periods, and they could have had more goals. Town will be looking to get into the game a bit more after the break.
Stuart Lake gives the ball away in a bad area and some good interplay between the Brentford frontmen results in Clayton Donaldson getting in behind. His finish is not great though, allowing Ashley Bayes to get down and make the save.
Brentford goal - Sam Saunders fizzes in a low free-kick from distance and defender Tony Craig gets enough of a touch to deceive Ashley Bayes, who is just unable to get anything in the way to prevent the ball going past him.
GOAL - Basingstoke Town 0 Brentford 2 (Craig 40)
Some desperate defending from Town as Clayton Donaldson causes problems. He tries to beat one man too many though and the hosts somehow clear the danger.
Brentford goal - It had been coming and the visitors take the lead as Jonathan Douglas lashes home from 12 yards. The goal was all about Clayton Donaldson though as he worked the left channel and beat Chris Paterson before laying the chance on a plate for the midfielder.
GOAL - Basingstoke Town 0 Brentford 1 (Douglas 33)
Great play by Sam Saunders leads to a chance for Kevin O'Connor, but Bayes is equal to his low drive from 18 yards.
Seconds later, Clayton Donaldson gets a chance but shoots wide at the near post.
Another good attack from Brentford, with Ashley Bayes pushing Sam Saunders' shot from a narrow angle around the post.
The resulting corner leads to a shooting chance for Myles Weston, whose shot from distance only just fizzes over.
BRENTFORD HIT THE CROSSBAR - Brentford's Myles Weston crosses from the left, with the ball evading everyone and hitting the crossbar.
Now there's a poor back-pass at the other end, putting Brentford 'keeper Simon Moore in trouble. He has to come out of his area and while Tim Sills charges the attempted clearance down, it runs away to safety.
Great work by Delano Sam-Yorke down the Town right but his cross is cut out at the near post.
Clayton Donaldson cuts in from the left before lashing in a shot that flies well over the bar. Brentford are well on top at the moment, while Town are struggling to get the ball.
BRENTFORD HIT THE CROSSBAR - A good move down the Brentford left leads to an opening for Jonathan Douglas. His effort is blocked but the ball goes back to Clayton Donaldson, whose effort from the edge of the area clatters off the crossbar.
Simon Dunn knocks a dangerous back-pass to Ashley Bayes, who does well to control a bouncing ball with his chest before clearing.
Tim Sills concedes a free-kick on the edge of the area and Sam Saunders, who scored from such a set-piece when the sides met in the FA Cup last season, fancies his chances. His shot is well off-target though.
Only a good defensive header from Ross Adams prevents Brentford taking the lead from a corner.
A good ball finds Delano Sam-Yorke in the left channel and his low cross forces Brentford to concede a corner, but the danger is easily cleared.
We're up and running, Town getting the game started as they shoot towards the Clubhouse End of the ground.
Team news - Town have made three changes to the side that lost to Bournemouth on Tuesday, with Wes Daly, Nathan Smart and Jordace Holder-Spooner dropping to the bench. Simon Dunn, Chris Paterson and Delano Sam-Yorke come in, with Robert Rice switching from centre-back to right wing-back. Academy products Kieran Maylan and Alex Charlick are on the bench.
Brentford are fielding a strong side that includes former Town loanee Simon Moore in goal. Sam Saunders, who scored the only goal of the game when the sides met in the FA Cup last year, is also in the side, as is striker Clayton Donaldson.
Town: Bayes, Rice, Warn, Paterson, Adams, Gasson, Lake, Dunn, McAuley, Sills, Sam-Yorke, Warner. Subs: Daly, Campbell, Smart, Brown, Holder-Spooner, McDonnell, Little, Maylan, Charlick.