Bees get late Legge-up

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Brentford defender Leon Legge's 90th-minute winner clinched maximum points in a 2-1 win over Tranmere and stretched caretaker-boss Nicky Forster's unbeaten run to four games.

The big centre-back powered home a header from Sam Saunders' far post cross with just seconds remaining to earn the Bees a win that their possession deserved.

They hit the visitors with the opening goal after just 75 seconds when many of the home fans were still struggling through gridlock west London traffic.

Charlie MacDonald glanced home a left-wing Saunders' cross, which bounced in off the angle to give the Londoners the lead.

Tranmere came back into the game as the half wore on, John Welsh testing home goalkeeper Richard Lee with an angled free-kick, which the keeper tipped wide.

But the Wirrall side hit back after the break with the goal of the game, Joss Labadie smashing home a 35-yard pile-driver, which flew into the top corner.

Brentford's Marcus Bean almost responded within a minute, but his curling drive from the edge of the box was palmed to safety by Tranmere goalkeeper Tony Warner and when Karleigh Osborne towered a header wide with just minutes remaining it looked like a draw, until Legge's late intervention.

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John Welsh
Marcus Bean
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Leon Legge
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Karleigh Osborne
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