Watkins treble lifts Brentford

Watkins treble lifts Brentford  - FootyNews.co.uk

Ollie Watkins scored a hat-trick of headers as Brentford won 3-1 at Championship strugglers Barnsley on Sunday.

Cauley Woodrow put Barnsley in front in the first minute, but Watkins took over with a superb display of finishing.

The Brentford striker equalised before half-time and then secured the points with two more headers in the second half to end Brentford‘s run of just one victory in seven games.

Barnsley, now without a win since the opening day of the season, had made a fine start when Woodrow curled into the top corner.

The visitors’ equaliser came in the 35th minute when Mathias Jensen delivered an inch-perfect cross to the unmarked Watkins, who headed in from close-range.

Moments later, Watkins hit a post with a low shot and rattled the bar with his follow-up.

But Watkins bagged his second goal of inside the opening minute of the second half, heading in at the far post from a Sergi Canos cross.

It was no surprise when dominant Brentford increased their lead in the 68th minute.

Watkins completed his treble with another header from a Canos cross.