A second-half strike from Marco Djuricin gave Brentford a long-earned win over rivals Queens Park Rangers in Friday night's Sky Bet Championship fixture.The Bees had failed to overcome their West London counterparts since a 6-1 win back in 1965, but they deservedly put that run to an end under the Griffin Park lights, picking up their fourth successive league victory in the process.
Despite the hosts dominating possession for large periods of the match, it was QPR who came the closest to breaking the deadlock before half-time. Massimo Luongo headed against the upright and struck the post with a low drive, but the sides went in goalless at the break.
Lee Carsley's charges came out the blocks fast and nearly went ahead immediately in the second period, with Rob Green denying Djuricin. However, the goalkeeper couldn't prevent the Austrian in the 56th minute when the striker tucked home a low cross from in-form winger Alan Judge.
Brentford comfortably held out, and the 1-0 victory saw them leapfrog their opponents to climb to ninth in the Sky Bet Championship table, ahead of Saturday's action.