Ollie Watkins scored a hat-trick of headers as Brentford came back from a goal down to beat Barnsley in an enthralling game at Oakwell.

Cauley Woodrow’s stunning strike edged the hosts in front just 59 seconds in before Watkins equalised from Mathias Jensen’s inviting cross shortly after the half-hour mark.

The forward completed the turnaround 55 seconds into the second half, when he was teed up by Sergi Canos, and the duo combined again for the third late on.

Watkins, whose hat-trick of headers marked his first for the club, now tops the Championship’s goalscoring charts with seven this season.

Kamohelo Mokotjo replaced Bryan Mbeumo as Thomas Frank made just one change to the side which drew 0-0 with Stoke City, favouring four at the back over three.

The clash between the league’s two lowest-scoring teams turned out to be a thrilling affair as Barnsley drew first blood in just under a minute.

After Henrik Dalsgaard cut out Alex Mowatt’s pass, Woodrow collected the ball from outside the box and curled home a superb effort beyond goalkeeper David Raya.

The former Fulham striker, who now has two goals this season, nearly doubled their lead when he powered narrowly past the far post.

The wet and slippery conditions meant Brentford took a while to find their rhythm as they struggled to deal with Barnsley’s high pressing.

Christian Norgaard was dispossessed in midfield before Woodrow found a way past goalkeeper David Raya again, only to be ruled offside.

And Pontus Jansson had to spare Raya’s blushes when the shot stopper failed to win the ball after bursting out of his goal to meet it.

Brentford finally found their footing in a frantic first half when a well-worked move saw Watkins head home Jensen’s inch-perfect cross after 35 minutes.

The forward could have given the visitors the lead soon after but was denied by the post, then the bar, before Benrahma missed the target altogether.

But Watkins was rewarded just 55 seconds into the restart when Collins’ misjudgement of Canos’ cross enabled him to head home from close range.

Despite the game’s frantic pace continuing in the second half, the visitors produced a host of scoring chances as they turned the tides and gained control.

Jensen’s deflected effort dipped just under the bar before Canos could only ruffle the side-netting after Benrahma brilliantly released him through on goal.

Brentford added a third when Collins’ outstretched hand could not keep out Watkins’ diving header from a Canos delivery on 67 minutes.

The visitors exerted full control but were unfortunate to not score a fourth, with Benrahma, as well as substitutes Josh Dasilva and Nikos Karelis going close.

They would come away with the three points and climb up to 14th in the Championship table, with 11 points from nine games.