CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Brentford keeps pressure on West Brom in pursuit of automatic promotion with the final breath of victory against Charlton as Luton slips against Barnsley to undermine their chances of survival
- Said Benrahma and Ethan Pinnock scored late when Brentford defeated Charlton
- The victory places Bees two points behind West Brom in an automatic promotional race
- Luton played 1-1 with fellow wrestlers Barnsley to dent their hopes of survival
Brentford kept up the pressure in the auto promotion race after a late turnaround took a 2-1 win over Charlton.
After Fulham’s 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest earlier in the evening, Thomas Frank’s men had lost a place in the match, but ended up winning by two goals in the last 15 minutes.
The win placed the automatic promotion hunters two points behind second-placed West Brom, which faces Dercy County on Wednesday.
Said Benrahma and Ethan Pinnock scored when Brentford sealed a final sigh win against Charlton
Macaulay Bonne gave humble Charlton an unlikely lead, but victory keeps Bees under pressure
The Bees seemed unsustainable in their four games since the restart, but MaCaulay Bonne gave the visitors an unlikely lead after just eight minutes in Griffin Park.
It was an outsider from the home team, but Said Benrahma took things up a notch before Ethan Pinnock headed home the winner in the 85th minute.
The Algerian took things to the next level from the spot before Pinnock went home as the winner
On the other side of the table, Luton’s small chances of survival were further hampered when Barnsley scored six minutes before the end to earn a 1–1 draw and keep the home team at the foot of the table.
Luke Berry crashed home with a rebound to give the home team an early lead and made two points safely.
But Aapo Halme struck to keep the palm out a point above them in the table.
Aapo Holmes scored late on Luton’s survival hopes in a 1-1 draw against Barnsley
For both sides, second level relegation seems likely with the co-dangerous Middlesbrough and Hull sides with one more game to play.
In the remaining 18:00 kick-off in the championship, Huddersfield played a goalless draw with Reading to place them three points from the drop zone.