Brentford vs Reading
Sky Bet Chboat
3:00pm Saturday 23rd November
Ollie Watkins fired in-form Brentford to in striking distance of the Championship play-off positions using a victory over Reading.
The Bees racked up a win from their last six games and dealt Royals boss Mark Bowen a primary defeat last month, since he took charge.
Watkins header was his 11th goal of the campaign and, their final period could be nevertheless marked by Brentford at Griffin Park with a promotion push, if he remains within this kind of form.
Readingunbeaten in their past four outings, nearly gifted the hosts an early lead when Michael Morrisons back-pass soldkeeper Rafael Cabral short.
Watkins dived in to block the clearance of Rafael and the ball cannoned back off the striker simply to bounce inches wide.
Rico Henry, who had lengthy treatment early on, then raided down the left and pulled the ball back.
Following referee David Coote and an edge after a foul about Watkins played henry obtained in again, however, his drive was blocked by Rafael.
However, Reading had the best chance of the first period.
The Romanian opted to go around David Raya instead of shoot and the Beeskeeper got down well to make the rescue.
Bryan Mbeumo drive from the border of the box was tipped round the post, as half-time approached.
After the rest Henry spanned for Watkins, who missed his kick in front of goal and scampered clear down the left .
But the breakthrough came at the thick of it on the hour with this guy Henry .
The full-back laid off the ball to Mathias Jenson, that curled in an inviting cross which Watkins emphatically headed straight across Rafael and inside the far post.
Watkins was refused a second minutes later when he was somehow kept by Rafael two yards out after a goalmouth scramble.
Reading chased an equaliser however Ovie Ejaria blazed over and Andy Yiadom fired wide since Brentford marched on.