Watford came from behind to record a 2-1 win against a Brentford side who were their own worst enemies in a pre-season meeting at Griffin Park.

Ollie Watkins gave the Bees a fourth minute lead before a bizarre own-goal from Henrik Dalsgaard allowed Watford to level in the 26th minute.

They completed the turnaround when Brentford keeper Daniel Bentley played a wayward pass to Andre Gray and the forward duly dispatched nine minutes before the break.

Watford will now turn their attention to their final pre-season game in the Graham Taylor Matchday clash against Sampdoria next Saturday.

Javi Gracia had little choice but to name a near identical squad that featured in the 1-0 win over Stevenage last night, but did rotate those who started the clash.

Ken Sema was the only player to retain his starting spot, while Ben Foster took his place in goal and Pontus Dahlberg was on the Watford bench.

Meanwhile, Under-23 player Ashley Charles, who looked bright when coming on at the Lamex was handed a start.

Watford were slow out of the blocks and it took just four minutes for the home side to exploit their lacklustre start as a Miguel Britos foul gave them a cheap free-kick 30 yards out.

Emiliano Marcondes struck his effort well and the swerve deceived Ben Foster, who sould have done more than punch back into the danger area where Watkins was on hand to tap in.

The Brentford man had not been tracked by the Watford defence and it was the sloppiest of ways for the Hornets to get the game underway.

The errors were indicative of a Watford display which lacked cohesion and you were left to wonder if playing two games in two days had taken some of the legs out of Watford.

They were given a helping hand back into the game in the most bizzare of fashions on 26 minutes, however as Roberto Pereyra races through to force a smart save from Daniel Bentley.

The loose ball fell to Dalsgaard and rather than simply clear, the Danish international scooped a volley in completely thee wrong direction and into his own net.

Brentford’s generosity showed no sign of letting up and Watford were handed their go ahead goal when Bentley passed straight to Gray on the edge of the box.

He coolly fired low past the Bees stopper to score his third of pre-season and leave the hosts ruing their woeful individual displays at the back.

Brentford followed the formula from the first half to start the second well and Foster had to be alert to fist away a driven effort from range in the 47th minute.

Isaac Success looked to impose himself on the game just after the hour, bundling through a slew of bodies and poking just wide on the stretch before Watkins dragged a shot off target moments later.

It was still the Championship side who were having the better of the game, however, and they went close twice in the space of a minute when a cross from the right almost eluded Foster at his near post and the Watford keeper then did well to hold a dipping shot.

Watford had the ball in the net with just under 20 minutes to play when Troy Deeney showed good strength to win the ball and play in Roberto Pereyra.

His initial shot was saved but the rebound bounced uninvitingly to be headed in, only for the offside flag to rightly deny him a goal.

Watford would be frustrated again with eight minutes to play when Deeney saw a smart lob chalked off for offside, but they held on regardless to record a win on the road.