Callum Taylor sees the Bees crash out.
Hereford’s stoppage time winner knocked the Bees out of the Carling Cup first round and left them scratching their heads as to how they didn’t score.
Brentford could have taken the lead within the first minute after a lovely bit of play which ended with Charlie MacDonald firing the ball at the ‘keeper. Sam Saunders then saw his in-direct free-kick from inside the box closed down as the Bulls had every player back defending it.
Jonathan Douglas and Clayton Donaldson also had chances but it was Kevin O’Connor who probably had the easiest. After Donaldson saw his effort parried the ball fell to O’Connor who had the whole goal to aim at apart from the one player Hereford had on the line - however O’Connor hit it straight at him.
Towards the end of the half the home side had their chances too. Stuart Fleetwood should have done better after Delroy Facey set him through and Harry Pell had a shot blocked.
The second half was almost identical to the first with Brentford dominating from the re-start and throughout but still couldn’t find the net with Saunders, MacDonald, Donaldson, O’Connor and Bean all going close.
But as the game wore on Hereford finished stronger. Simon Moore made a fine save after the impressive Pell hit a fine volley from outside the area. The game looked as if it was going to extra-time & penalties - but then Bulls winger Joe Colebeck went running down the wing and crossed for young substitute Yoann Arquin to slot home the winner, and send League Two Hereford into the second round of the Carling Cup.