Brentford's depressing run of only two points out of the last 12 games continued as the Bees fell 2-0 to promotion chasing Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium last weekend.

The Bees could have been the party poopers, hitting the bar through Kevin O'Connor nine minutes from the interval. But Gillingham thwarted any hopes of a much needed win by opening the scoring through Iffy Onuora's diving header from close range.

Having dominated the first half Bees went close with Scott Partridge having a shot well saved by former Arsenal keeper Vince Bartram. There were chances at both ends as Andy Hessenthaler had a 25-yarder clawed away by Andy Woodman and at the other end Robert Quinn headed powerfully at Bartram from Paul Evans' free kick. Gallant Bees continued to battle and scrap in an effort to unsettle the Bees back line, but conceded a second three minutes from time as veteran Steve Butler - on as a second half sub - thumped the ball home past Woodman from Hessenthaler's corner.

This Saturday Bees play their last game of the domestic season when they entertain Colchester at Griffin Park (kick off 3pm) The club have introduced a childrens red and white day. All children under the age of 16 will be let in free of charge, but Brentford have urged all parties to purchase the tickets in advance.