JUDGE AT DOU­BLE TO SINK ALEX

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Robert Do­man

BRENT­FORD boss Mark War­bur­ton says his Bees side have no rea­son to fear any­one af­ter they scored three stun­ning goals cour­tesy of an Alan Judge dou­ble and one from Adam Forshaw to down strug­gling Crewe.

Judge fired in his 20-yard opener to get the league lead­ers buzzing and added an­other from dis­tance af­ter the in­ter­val be­fore Forshaw up­staged him with his own long-range ef­fort as the Alex failed to con­tend with Brent­ford's sniper-like marks­men.

Chuks Aneke re­duced the deficit from the penalty spot to give Crewe some­thing to fight for but dis­ap­pointed man­ager Steve Davis ad­mit­ted his side just weren’t good enough to com­pete with War­bur­ton’s men.

“We were tremen­dous, ”War­bur­ton said. “We should have been out of sight. We showed great move­ment and aware­ness. The play­ers have to make sure they get their re­wards and we played some very good foot­ball.

“The team worked tire­lessly and we are in good shape. If we do what we do well then we have no rea­son to fear any­one. The lads were chomp­ing at the bit to play and you could see that from the first whis­tle.

“Their at­ti­tude on and off the pitch has been spot on and I couldn't be much hap­pier with the re­sult.”

Judge opened the scor­ing nine min­utes in when he caught Crewe cold to ri­fle a strike into the top cor­ner from the edge of the box.

Clay­ton Don­ald­son should have scored against his for­mer club when the Brent­ford striker blazed the ball over from just eight-yards.

Ben Gar­ratt then made a good save from Judge a minute be­fore half-time but Judge scored an­other screamer when he un­leashed a 30-yard thun­der­bolt into the roof of the net on 52 min­utes.

What­ever Judge could do Forshaw proved he could do bet­ter just af­ter the hour, smash­ing an un­stop­pable strike into the top cor­ner from all of 35-yards.

But­ton saved at the feet of Harry Davis as Crewe threat­ened to pull one back from a cor­ner.

And Aneke did just that when he dis­patched a 70th minute penalty af­ter ref­eree Tim Robin­son spotted a handball be­fore Gar­ratt made a good dou­ble save from Forshaw and Don­ald­son late on.

Crewe boss Davis said:“We stayed in the game but we got done with three great goals.

“We came up against one of the best teams in the league and we tried to pack the mid­field but they didn't do their jobs.

“We were timid and ner­vous when we had the ball but we def­i­nitely-played a lot bet­ter in the sec­ond-half of the game.

“We lost con­cen­tra­tion at times but Brent­ford had to score from dis­tance be­cause they didn't re­ally get in be­hind us. “We thought we could con­tain them but we failed to make good enough use of the ball when we had it.”

CREWE: (4-5-1) Gar­ratt 7, Guthrie 7, Davis 7, El­lis 6, Too­tle 8, In­man 6 (Wa­ters 87 N/A), Grant 5, Os­man 6 (Moore 77 6), Evans 6, Pogba 7, Aneke 6 Subs not used: Phillips, Mel­lor, Dug­dale, Nolan, Oliver

BRENT­FORD: (4-5-1) But­ton 7, Bidwell 7, Craig 8, Dean 7, McCormack 7, Judge 9 (Dal­las 90 N/A), Sav­ille 7, Forshaw 8 (Reeves 83 6), Dou­glas 7, Don­ald­son 7, Trotta 7 (Grigg 74 6) Subs not used: Lee, O'Con­nor, Tarkowski, Yen­naris

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Im­ages

LET­TING FLY: Brent­ford’s Adam Forshaw scores their third goal

HAPPY CHAPS: Alan Judge cel­e­brates a goal for Brent­ford

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