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League One

Rosler plays down high-flying Bees

16 December 2012

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler said he did not want to think about his side's league position after they went joint-top of League One following a late 2-1 win at Notts County.

Clayton Donaldson headed in the winner for the Bees in the 88th minute after County went to sleep from a corner. A Tony Craig own-goal had put County ahead after 20 minutes before Adam Forshaw equalised when seemingly well offside before the interval.

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."

County manager Keith Curle was left to bemoan both goals his team conceded for very different reasons.

He said: "We started really brightly and played the way we wanted to play but the offside goal killed us. I thought there was an infringement on Jeff Hughes before that and then the offside decision.

"I've seen it on the video and it is a yard offside. If I'd had the flag I would have put it up. Goals do change games and that was a gift of a goal that wasn't merited and wasn't earned.

"We showed our resilient side in the second half but then we feel we've been mugged off by a short corner where we didn't come alive which is something we are usually very good at."

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