FOOTBALL: Uwe urges Bees to stay focused

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UWE Rosler is refusing to get carried away despite watching his Brentford side go level on points with league leaders Tranmere following their 2-1 success at Notts County.

Clayton Donaldson scored an 88th-minute winner after Adam Forshaw (36) had cancelled out Tony Craig’s 20th-minute own goal.

Bees boss Rosler said: “The main recipe for us to keep our run going is to keep our feet on the ground. We can let the journalists and other people speak about league positions.

“To win that game in the last minute is fantastic. After the first 30 minutes we were the team that was running the show and I think we deserved to win.

“We struggled early on and they had the momentum without creating many chances and I think they deserved their goal.

“After that we changed our shape and put Adam Forshaw behind the strikers and the momentum of the game turned, and in the second half our fitness showed.”

Ryan Lowe (16), formerly of Sheffield Wednesday, scored the only goal as MK Dons moved up to fifth with a 1-0 win over bottom side Hartlepool, while Stevenage stayed inside the play-off places despite losing 2-1 at home to Crawley Town.

Robin Shroot (55) put Stevenage in front but they were left empty handed as Hope Akpan (65) and Dannie Bulman (69) hit back.

Swindon are a point outside the top six after beating Oldham 2-0 with Raffael De Vita’s quickfire first-half double enough for the points.

At the other end of the table, Scunthorpe halted Leyton Orient’s five-game winning run in the league, winning 3-1 to move them two points from safety.

Christian Ribeiro (61), Karl Hawley (69) and Damien Mozika (80) grabbed Scunthorpe’s goals, with Orient replying through a 79th-minute Kevin Lisbie penalty.

Bury slipped to second bottom with a 1-0 loss at Crewe. On-loan Australia-born midfielder Bradden Inman scored the winner two minutes from the end.

Portsmouth’s recent woes got worse as a goalless draw at home to Preston dropped them into the bottom four. Izale McLeod missed a 14th-minute penalty for Pompey.

Shrewsbury beat Carlisle 2-1 with Paul Parry netting a 64th-minute winner. Jon Taylor’s 22nd-minute opener had been cancelled out by Liam Noble 11 minutes later.

Yeovil scored twice in the final 12 minutes to draw 2-2 at Walsall. Reuben Reid (78) and Sam Foley (90) stole a point after Jamie Paterson (13) and Will Grigg (72) had given the Saddlers control.

Ex-Rotherham United striker Lewis Grabban (41) scored the only goal as Bournemouth won 1-0 over Colchester.