Brentford 1-0 Reading: Ollie Watkins fires Bees to victory
Brentford vs Reading
Sky Bet Chship
3:00pm Saturday 23rd November
Ollie Watkins fired Brentford using a 1-0 victory over Reading to in striking distance of the Championship play-off positions.
The Bees borrows coped Royals boss Mark Bowen a defeat and a fifth win in their last six matches since he took charge.
Watkins well-taken header was his 11th goal of the effort and, even their season could be yet marked by Brentford at Griffin Park with a real promotion push, if he stays in this type of kind.
Readingunbeaten in their previous four outings gifted the hosts an early lead when Michael Morrisons back-pass soldkeeper Rafael Cabral brief.
Watkins dived into block Rafaels clearance and the ball cannoned off the striker to rebound inches wide.
Rico Henry, that needed lengthy treatment to get an elbow in the mouth , then raided down the left and pulled the ball back.
After referee David Coote and an edge following a foul about Watkins played henry obtained in again, but his drive was obstructed by Rafael.
However, Reading had the best opportunity of the first period.
The Romanian forward opted to go around David Raya rather than shoot and the Beeskeeper got down well to make the save.
Bryan Mbeumo drive from the border of the box was tipped around the post from Rafael, as half-time approached.
Following the rest Henry scampered down the left and spanned for Watkins, who missed his kick in front of goal.
However, the breakthrough came on the hour using that guy Henry at the thick of it .
The full-back laid off the ball to Mathias Jenson, that curled into an inviting cross that Watkins emphatically headed straight across Rafael and inside the far post.
Watkins was refused a second moments later when Rafael somehow kept him two yards out after a goalmouth scramble.
Ovie Ejaria blazed over although reading chased an equaliser and Andy Yiadom fired agonisingly wide as Brentford awakened on.