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Unfair challenge on Nathan Luscombe by Shaleum Logan results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Short corner taken by Evan Horwood from the left by-line.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Niall McGinn, clearance by Antony Sweeney.
Niall McGinn takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
Sam Saunders goes off and Marcus Bean comes on. Nathan Luscombe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Liddle. Booking for Clayton Donaldson for unsporting behaviour.
Booking for Peter Hartley for unsporting behaviour.
Gary Alexander finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Brentford 2-1 Hartlepool.
Foul by Antony Sweeney on Toumani Diagouraga, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken by Gary Alexander is saved by Scott Flinders. Brentford 1-1 Hartlepool.
A goal is scored by Sam Collins from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 1-1 Hartlepool.
(Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Nolberto Solano coming on for Paul Murray. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.
Niall McGinn gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Brentford 1-0 Hartlepool.Assist by Clayton Donaldson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Neil Austin. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders, save made by Scott Flinders.
Unfair challenge on Paul Murray by Jonathan Douglas results in a free kick. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
Clayton Donaldson is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Collins.
Antony Sweeney fouled by Sam Saunders, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.
James Poole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Douglas. Sam Saunders shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Leon Legge.
Foul by Toumani Diagouraga on Peter Hartley, free kick awarded. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood, Adam Boyd has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, save made by Richard Lee.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, Harlee Dean makes a clearance.
Andy Monkhouse has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Jake Bidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
Andy Monkhouse fouled by Jake Bidwell, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick. (Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Adam Boyd coming on for James Brown.
Gary Alexander has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Peter Hartley by Harlee Dean results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders, Antony Sweeney makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Effort from just outside the area by Toumani Diagouraga goes over the target.
Shot from just outside the box by James Poole misses to the right of the target.
Gary Alexander produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Sam Saunders takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.
Paul Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Alexander. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Saunders.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Brown by Sam Saunders. Indirect free kick taken by James Poole.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Niall McGinn. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Saunders by Neil Austin. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Niall McGinn by Evan Horwood. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.
Andy Monkhouse is ruled offside. Richard Lee takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Douglas on Peter Hartley. Evan Horwood takes the indirect free kick.
James Poole takes a shot. Shaleum Logan gets a block in.
Sam Saunders takes a short corner.
Unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Peter Hartley results in a free kick. Clayton Donaldson restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Alexander takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
Foul by Peter Hartley on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. Sam Saunders crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Clayton Donaldson challenges Peter Hartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Monkhouse. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.
Jonathan Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Monkhouse. Gary Liddle takes the free kick.
Sam Saunders has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
James Brown takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.
Unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Gary Liddle results in a free kick. Gary Liddle is shown a yellow card. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Saunders.
Foul by Gary Alexander on Peter Hartley, free kick awarded. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Sam Saunders for handball. James Brown takes the indirect free kick.
Toumani Diagouraga takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.
Andy Monkhouse is caught offside. Leon Legge restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Saunders. Free kick taken by Jake Bidwell.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Toumani Diagouraga goes wide of the right-hand upright.
O'Connor only Bees absentee
Kevin O'Connor is Brentford's only injury absentee ahead of the visit of Hartlepool.
The club captain faces a couple of months on the sidelines with the foot injury he suffered against Basingstoke in the FA Cup three weeks ago.
Fellow midfielder Harry Forrester proved his fitness following a hamstring problem with a run-out for the reserves this week, and defender Karleigh Osborne is also back in training after six weeks out with a foot injury.
The Bees are reeling from a double blow after losing to Wrexham in the FA Cup before bowing out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on penalties against Barnet on Tuesday night.
Boss Uwe Rosler could therefore make changes with Craig Woodman, Leon Legge and Myles Weston pushing for recalls.
Hartlepool forward James Brown could return to contention as caretaker manager Micky Barron takes charge for the first time.
Striker Brown has been restricted to eight first-team appearances this season but returned to full training this week following his latest groin injury and is expected to be included in the squad.
Barron, placed in temporary charge following the sacking of Mick Wadsworth on Tuesday, could also be boosted by the return of central defender Sam Collins, who has missed the last four games due to a calf strain.
Strikers Colin Nish and Colin Larkin are still out with respective knee injuries, but Barron has no new fitness or suspension concerns.
Pools, who have lost their last seven home games in all competitions, look to extend their unbeaten away league run to four games and remain just five points adrift of the play-offs.
Bees back to winning ways
Brentford recorded their first home win in six weeks in a hard-fought 2-1 success over managerless Hartlepool.
The game exploded into life in five pulsating minutes when the Bees took the lead thanks to a goalkeeping blunder by Scott Flinders.
Niall McGinn's speculative lob slipped through his hands to gift the home side a lead that they held for just three minutes.
Brentford's jittery defence failed to clear a free-kick and Sam Collins' defected effort found the bottom corner.
But Uwe Rosler's side sneaked into the play-off places after Toumani Diagouraga was brought down in the area and Gary Alexander fired home the spot-kick at the second attempt.
Alexander came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half but his header from point-blank range was straight at Flinders.
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