Loan watch: Hornets' weekend round-up
Brentford were 3-2 victors over a Portsmouth side who have been resurgent of late, with the Bees bagging a late winner.
Hodson came on as a substitute for midfielder Sam Saunders with 26 minutes of the Griffin Park clash remaining.
Elsewhere in League One, midfielder Stephen McGinn played 90 minutes for Shrewsbury Town as they lost 3-0 at home to Bournemouth.
In the npower Championship, Craig Forsyth played 90 minutes for Derby County as they lost 2-0 at Blackburn Rovers.
Finally, in League Two Britt Assombalonga's Southend United drew 0-0 with Bristol Rovers.
Chris Iwelumo (Oldham Athletic), Steve Leo Beleck (Stevenage) and Piero Mingoia (Boreham Wood) all failed to feature for their respective sides.