An action packed night in League One ended in a shake up at the top, whilst there is hope for bottom side Notts County.
The top of the table clash at Griffin Park was a topsy-turvy affair, but Uwe Rosler's Brentford eventually came out on top in a 3-2 win over Peterborough. Posh vice-captain Gabriel Zakuani put through his own net to give the Bees a first half lead, but Darren Ferguson's men hit two goals in as many minutes on the hour mark, as Jack Payne and Britt Assombalonga struck to turn the game on its head. But in the final ten minutes, on loan Chelsea defender George Saville levelled the game at 2-2, before Clayton Donaldson clinched the win with just three minutes to play. That's five defeats in a row for Ferguson's Peterborough now, which prompted an angry tirade from chairman Darragh McAnthony after the final whistle.
Honest opinion after watching my team lose 5th game in a row: Played well enough but for calamity clown like defending from experienced— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) November 26, 2013
defenders which isnt good enough & against a side you knew would bombard us with crosses. Its not rocket science to be fair. Plus it also-— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) November 26, 2013
Doesnt help when you have certain strikers spend their life playing around the half way line when they should be in the box. My patience is-— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) November 26, 2013
Thin with this pathetic run we are on. Our players need to grow some cajones & stop talking a good game,then choking. Go & perform like men!— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) November 26, 2013
Elsewhere at the top of League One, Wolverhampton Wanderers enjoyed a comfortable night with a 2-0 home win over Tranmere, as the main talking point on Twitter surrounded goalscorer Leigh Griffiths. Upon celebrating his goal, he lifted his shirt to reveal the message “RIP Brian”, which prompted many people to believe that it was a tribute to recently-killed Family Guy character Brian Griffin. However, as the Wolves Twitter account had to confirm, it was for a family member...
As mentioned, it's a family member of Leigh's who passed away recently and nothing to do with Family Guy.— Wolves (@OfficialWolves) November 26, 2013
Wolves' win saw them leapfrog Leyton Orient into first place in the table, with Russell Slade's side having to settle for a point away at struggling Bristol City. The O's led twice, but Scott Cuthbert's own goal gave Sean O'Driscoll's Robins a point, inching them closer to a route out of the relegation zone.
At Vale Park, a calamitous display of refereeing inadvertently helped Preston claim a 2-0 win away at Port Vale. In the 14th minute, with the score 0-0, Preston striker Joe Garner was caught in an off the ball incident with Vale midfielder Anthony Griffith. However, the referee mistook Garner for midfielder Neil Kilkenny, who was promptly sent off despite having had no part in the incident. Garner remained on the pitch, and went on to score twice as Preston defied their disadvantage to clinch a hard fought away win, including this stunning strike for the opener.
Finally, at the foot of the table, Notts County earned their first point under new boss Shaun Derry with 1-1 draw at Bradford City, but it wasn't enough to move them off the bottom. After four straight defeats, Derry will be relieved to finally be off the mark and will be hoping his side can go on a run of results, but this weekend's game against Brentford will be tough to get anything from.