Brentford boss Uwe Rosler believes his side's 2-1 win over promotion rivals Swindon could be a defining moment in their season.

The Bees leapfrogged the Robins to move up to third in the table after a stirring second-half fightback that never looked on the cards.

Goals from Sam Saunders and leading scorer Clayton Donaldson turned the game on its head after a first hour in which Rosler admitted his side were "outplayed by the best side in the league".

The Robins controlled the game in every area of the pitch and the home side were booed off at the break.

Rosler said: "I thought that they wouldn't be able to keep that kind of tempo up for the whole 90 minutes. They were the best side we have seen this season and they outplayed us until the 70th minute.

"But to fight back the way we did and to see some players who hadn't had the best first halves come out and put it behind them after half time gave me huge pleasure. That could be one of the most important parts of our season."

Swindon boss Kevin MacDonald felt the scrappy end to the game suited Brentford and led to his side's late surrender.

"We got very, very sloppy in the second half and particularly the last 25 minutes, and that was exactly what they wanted," said MacDonald.

"We're still in the mix for an automatic promotion spot because there's a long way to go, but lapses like this don't help. Once they got the momentum it was always going to be difficult.

"We dominated for almost the whole game but once we lost our impetus we struggled to regain it and Brentford took advantage. I'm very disappointed because for most of the game they were second best."