Scott slams Bees

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Brentford boss Andy Scott blasted his side's "scandalous" defending as the Bees slumped to the foot of League One with a 3-1 defeat to Oldham.

Myles Weston put Scott's men ahead after just four minutes but they fell apart to slip to another defeat as Dean Furman, Chris Taylor and Dale Stephens struck for the visitors.

Scott said: "We started off really well, got an early goal, created lots of chances and had two disallowed goals but after the first 25 minutes we weren't really in the game."

He added: "For them to come out after half-time and score within 18 seconds was scandalous and our defending at that time was simply ridiculous. It's all about basic individual errors that we have to keep working to eradicate.

"It's difficult to single out one thing because I am disappointed with everything and it is very hard to take any positives out of a performance like that.

"Things do tend to go against you when you are down the bottom but if you feel sorry for yourself then things aren't going to improve. We need to keep doing the things we're good at well and not panic when the game goes against us.

After leading his team to their first ever league victory at Brentford, Oldham boss Paul Dickov said: "I thought we played really well particularly in the second half - make no mistake this is a hard place to come and get a win so for us to take all the points and score three goals after going behind is very sweet indeed.

"We showed great character and resilience and didn't panic when we went behind. We kept closing people down from the front and we made ourselves hard to play against.

"The lads have trained really well this week and that culminated in an excellent performance with a lot of attempts on goal. This was a fantastic achievement and the boys have to take credit for working so hard.

"We defended reasonably well but Brentford's biggest threat was the ball over the top and the ball to the wide men. Once we dealt with that then I felt we were always on top and on the front foot."

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