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and there was two ex­cel­lent strikes from Ja­cobs to seal the win.”

With 15 min­utes gone, nei­ther side had any clear goal scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. Bakary Sako came clos­est for the vis­i­tors, af­ter his shot was pushed wide for a cor­ner.

Wolves had the line share of pos­ses­sion in the open­ing half hour and threat­ened through Sako and Nouha Dicko. How­ever they were un­able to find any pen­e­tra­tion.

Shortly be­fore half­time, Brent­ford had their first shot on tar­get as Alan Judge’s sting­ing ef­fort from dis­tance was par­ried by Carl Ikeme.

How­ever, the vis­i­tors took right on the break through Henry. Brent­ford’s Jonathan Dou­glas made a su­perb goal sav­ing tackle in the build-up, but soon af­ter Kevin McDon­ald pulled the ball back on the by­line al­low­ing Henry to hit it into the top cor­ner.

The away side be­gan the sec­ond half brightly, threat­en­ing Brent­ford’s goal and pen­ning them in their own half.

Adam Forshaw nearly equalised on the hour mark, but his de­flected ef­fort glanced wide of the post.

Not long af­ter, Judge had an­other shot from dis­tance with the ball fizzing over the cross­bar. With less than 20 min­utes to go Ja­cobs dou­bled the lead for Wolves. A su­perb counter at­tack­ing move saw Dicko play through a lovely ball to Ja­cobs, who fin­ished ex­pertly.

The Bees tried to as­sert them­selves on the vis­i­tors af­ter con­ced­ing a sec­ond, but Wolves seem­ingly ab­sorbed the pres­sure.

Wolves ham­mered the fi­nal nail in the cof­fin with less than five min­utes to go as Ja­cobs fired in a shot from 25-yards, leav­ing Brent­ford keeper David But­ton for dead.

The west Lon­don­ers nearly pulled one back as sub­sti­tute Will Grigg had a go from out­side the area, but Ikeme made sure he kept a clean sheet.

De­spite press­ing for a con­so­la­tion goal, Brent­ford were un­able to find any killer ball with Wolves sit­ting back to a vic­tory.

Mark War­bur­ton suf­fered his first de­feat as Brent­ford man­ager, with the Bees 19-game un­beaten run com­ing to an abrupt end.

“The play­ers are dis­ap­pointed but we’ll learn from it,” said War­bur­ton. “I thought in the first half both teams showed each other a bit too much re­spect and it was a bit cagey.

“Their first goal was im­por­tant time to score and I felt we would dic­tate the tempo and score in the sec­ond half.

“We would good, but not very good in the sec­ond half.

“We weren’t clin­i­cal enough in the fi­nal third. But we need to get more shots on tar­get.

“We will have to learn from the ac­tual game it­self.”

BRENT­FORD: (4-3-3): But­ton 6, McCormack 5, Craig 5, Dean 5, Bidwell 7, Forshaw 5, Dou­glas 7, Sav­ille 4 (Grigg 86 N/A), Don­ald­son 4, Trotta 4, Judge 7. Subs not used: Lee, O’Con­nor, Dal­las, Reeves, Tarkowiski

WOLVES: (4-2-3-1): Ikeme 6, Rick­etts 6, Batth 7, Stear­man 6, Gol­bourne 5, Price 5, McDon­ald 8 (Davis 87 N/A), Henry 7 (Ed­wards 73 6), Ja­cobs 8, Sako 7, Dicko 9 (McAlin­den 85 N/A). Subs not

used: McCarey, Do­herty, Evans, Ebanks-Lan­dell

CHIPS ARE UP: James Henry opens the scor­ing with a de­light­ful chip, and right, Michael Ja­cobs scores Wolves’ sec­ond


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