Brentford should be in better heart for a demanding sequence of fixtures coming up after their thumping midweek win against Aldershot at Griffin Park.
Andy Scott's men were determined to make amends for a poor display at Macclesfield on Saturday which resulted in a 2-0 defeat and the surrender of an unbeaten run stretching nine games.
And although the visitors started in startling fashion, playing with pace and confidence, the Bees seized the initiative and never let go.
Marcus Bean, who is in outstanding form, nipped in to put the Bees in front after 28 minutes, capitalising on a defensive error. And the midfielder's chip into the area on 39 minutes enticed a foul on Charlie MacDonald which earned the Bees the first of two penalties.
MacDonald scuffed that attempt from the spot-kick but made up for it four minutes later when he buried his second spot kick into the bottom corner.
The striker had effectively won the second kick as well, wresting the ball from keeper Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz before squaring to Bean, whose goalbound shot was handled by Aldershot defender Anthony Charles.
New loan signing Jordan Rhodes, brought in from Ipswich to cover for a suspended Nathan Elder, capped a promising home debut with a sweet turn and drive in the final minute.
The 3-0 win leaves Brentford in second place in League Two - four points behind Wycombe but with a game in hand. More than that, it should give them some momentum going into a run of three away games up north out of the next four fixtures.
They tackle fellow promotion hopefuls Shrewsbury town away on Saturday and mid-table Morecambe on Tuesday. Then it's up to Accrington on Tuesday week three days after a home game against Chester City.