Brentford continued their charge for the playoffs with a 3-0 win over Bury at Griffin Park on Easter Saturday.

Two goals from Sam Saunders helped extend the Bees winning run to five straight games as they saw off stuffy resistance from the Shakers.

Saunders was involved from the start when he put in a dangerous cross from the left which was just scrambled clear.

Richard Lee was called into action when David Worrall broke down the left and his shot was well held by the Bees' keeper.

Shortly after Lee had to be alert when he raced to the edge of his box and just beat Worrall to a long ball.

Harlee Dean almost put Brentford ahead when he shot over following a Saunders corner.

Then a minute before the break Saunders curled a free kick from inside the 'D' over the wall and into the top corner to put his side ahead.

While Bury opened the second half with renewed purpose they failed to find a way past Brentford's resolute defence.

Midway through the half Saunders gave Brentford some breathing space when he burst into the right hand side of the box and fired across goal into the left hand corner of the net.

Five minutes later Shaleum Logan exchanged passes Clayton Donaldson and coolly finished from the right side of the box.

Bury threatened in the final ten minutes, with Shaun Harrad heading Worrall's cross wide before Harrad again shot just wide of the left hand post.

Brentford now look to complete an Easter double as they bid to extend their winning run at Hartlepool on Easter Monday.

Brentford: Lee, Logan, Dean, Osborne (sub Legge 81), Bidwell; Douglas (sub Thompson 64), Diagouraga, Bean, Saunders; Donaldson, Morrison (sub McGinn 72)

Subs (not used): Moore, Forrester

Attendance: 5192

Man of the Match: Sam Saunders

Goals: Saunders 44, 63, Logan 68