Brentford celebrate promotion with final day win

Brentford celebrate promotion with final day win

Time to celebrate: Club captain Kevin O'Connor holds the League One runners-up silverware aloft at Griffin Park on Saturday as the players celebrate

Perfect finish: Brentford's Alan Judge scores his side's second goal to seal a 2-0 win over Stevenage on the season's final day

Legend: Kevin O'Connor made his 500th appearance for Brentford when he came off the bench to replace Tony Craig in the first half

Lap of honour: Brentford players, led by Kevin O'Connor, soak up the atmosphere after the final whistle on Saturday

Memories: Midfielder Sam Saunders celebrates promotion with family on Saturday

Midfield general: Brentford's Jonathan Douglas was rock solid in midfield on Saturday

First published in Brentford Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

Brentford waved farewell to League One with a 2-0 final day win over Stevenage in front of a packed house at Griffin Park on Saturday.

More than 11,000 fans looked an as boss Mark Warburton's men secured their 1,500th Football League win with late goals from Stuart Dallas and Alan Judge.

Club captain Kevin O'Connor, a first half substitute for defender Tony Craig, made his 500th appearance for the Bees to become only the fourth player to pass that milestone in the club's history.

The three points meant second-placed Brentford finished the season with 94 points  - a club record - as they completed the campaign nine points adrift of champions Wolverhampton Wanderers and eight points ahead of Leyton Orient.

Saturday's shut-out was also Brentford's 20th cleansheet in the league this term.

 

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