Brentford 2–0 Stevenage
Kevin O'Connor came on for his 500th appearance as Brentford brought the curtain down on a memorable campaign by sweeping aside Stevenage at Griffin Park this afternoon.
Since sealing promotion with last month's win over Preston, the Bees have stuttered against MK Dons and Colchester.
But they saw out the season in style against Stevenage in a game which had the feel of a pre-season friendly for an hour before sparking into life.
Bees veteran O'Connor played the lion's share of it as well, coming on earlier than anticipated for his landmark moment for the injured Tony Craig on 25 minutes.
Peter Hartley got across well to block after a pass from Jake Reeves deflected into the path of Clayton Donaldson on the left hand edge of the area, while at the other end, Luke Freeman spooned well over for Stevenage after Michael Doughty put him in the clear.
On the stroke of half time, a neat overhead kick from Donaldson put in Stuart Dallas down the left, but as the Bees man cut in on goal, Curtis Obeng got back to usher the ball back to Chris Day, while moments later, O'Connor almost marked his special day with a goal, but his header from Alan Judge's corner was saved by Day.
Not long after the break, Reeves tried his luck from 30 yards out, but it was a comfortable save for Day, before a neat ball into the area by Dallas saw Jonathan Douglas try to probe an opening but eventually crowded out.
Donaldson should really have broken the deadlock on 50 minutes when the rebound from a George Saville came to him unmarked a few yards out, but Day got down to make a stunning save and keep the game goalless.
A matter of minutes later, Jonathan Douglas was fortunate to escape with a booking when he tangled with John Mousinho at a corner, after which the former Bees fell to the floor clutching his head, but the referee saw fit to only brandish a yellow.
Stevenage were not finished through, as Douglas flung himself in front of a drive from Freeman to deflect it wide, while Button had to get down smartly to save from Doughty.
But when the breakthrough finally came, it was Brentford who made it, sub Nico Yennaris passing it back in for Stuart Dallas to score his second in as many games from close range after Douglas had made another brilliant burst into the box.
Moments later, Dallas should have got a second after Jake Reeves put him clear on the right, but Day again pulled off a save which belied his years, while Reeves himself fired just wide soon after.
The icing on the cake arrived, however, two minutes later when Alan Judge burst in from the left and found the far corner with a low drive, and Marcello Trotta should have made it 3-0 in stoppage time but headed Jake Bidwell's cross over from point blank range.
BEES: Button, McCormack, Tarkowski, Craig (O'Connor 25), Bidwell, Douglas, Reeves, Saville (Yennaris 68), Dallas, Donaldson (Trotta 59), Judge. Subs not used: Lee, Grigg, Diagouraga, Adams.