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Creepy Crawley lash out as Bees march on

Brentford took an enormous step towards automatic promotion last night after a battling 1-0 win at home to Crawley Town.
The victory, coupled with Rotherham United’s late loss at Sheffield United put the Bees nine points clear of the chasing pack.

Ex Brentford player Carl Hutchings (pictured) was on the Ealing Road terrace to watch his the team he played for from the juniors march into victory.

The post-match euphoria however, was somewhat overshadowed when video footage emerged of a bizarre incident in which Crawley defender Paul Connelly appeared to strike a Brentford fan after the ball had been thrown at his legs towards the end of the game.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Chief Executive Mark Devlin promised that the club would participate fully in the ensuing FA investigation, adding “we know the spectator involved so we will be talking to him”.

Eyes solely on the prize for Trotta

According to London24.com that striker Marcello Trotta has no idea where in West London his loyalties will lie next season. The Italian is currently on loan from local rivals Fulham, but it seems his parent club have yet to inform him of his long term future. Trotta insisted “I’m focussed on doing my best and we’ll see at the end of the season”.

The 21 year old has been nursing a groin injury recently, with manager Mark Warburton using him sparingly in the last two games, but Trotta is hopeful he will be ready for the Swindon away test on Saturday as he continues his one man quest to avenge last year’s promotion heart ache.

Warburton points the way to the Championship

Mark Warburton reiterated the points target needed for the Bees to secure automatic promotion into the Championship after last night’s triumph.

Sky Sports News quoted the gaffer’s stance: “We have set a target of 94 points because you look at what Rotherham can achieve and have to go one better”.

Whatever happens, this squad can already proudly boast that they have broken the club record points tally with five games still to be played. With Wolves still to host Rotherham and travel to Leyton Orient, the Bees could yet harbour ambitions of the title, but Warburton will be sure to take it one step at a time, just as he has all season.

Beesotted photographer Paul Slattery pictured him chatting to fans outside the Griffin Pub last night after the match, just in case you didn’t think he was enough of a top bloke already…

Jake Shoolheifer