Brentford stormed to an emphatic win at Griffin Park as the heavens opened the Bess flushed Crewe aside with a determined display.
The heavy rain meant that the stands at Griffin Park filled up extra quick as fans avoided being soaked on the forecourts. The BIAS stand was in full voice fifteen minutes before the quick off, singing loud and proud as if they were about to watch a cup final or something equally as special.
For the first twenty minutes Brentford totally dominated, the Bees bossed Griffin Park and like older siblings toying with their brothers would not let Crewe touch the ball.
Forshaw was out injured (with a twisted back) and Kevin O’Connor returned to the side, with a Captains performance as the Bees stepped up a couple of gears and raised the bar.
With just twelve minutes on the clock, Clayton with his back to goal accepted a Farid cross and moving away from his defender he turned and shot low to the bottom left and scored off of the post.
As Griffin Park erupted, Donaldson showed the Crewe fans great respect by not celebrate his strike.
The Bees second came when Farid intercepted a Crewe ball and placed a low shot beyond the reach of martin in the Crewe goal. As the home crowd danced in the stands Farid ran towards the home bench. His lucky coin was held out for the striker to kiss.
With half time approaching and the seconds on the clock ticking down Farid got his second when a first time cross from Logan appeared to be deflected towards Farid who put it away withoiut hesitation.
As the game restarted, Crewe attacking their own fans, Pogba scored to prove that they were a threat. Crewe were revitalised and as they up their performance the Bees responded by moving up a gear.
Farid was subbed which was a disappointment to some in the crowd who thought he was on for a hat trick and on came Hayes who showed promise of being a good Bees striker.
Barron who had grown in confidence was subbed and the Bees defence was rearranged with Legge coming on to play in the middle with Pead moving out wide.
Sam Saunders was a menace to the Crewe defence and in truth should have scored but the fourth Brentford goal came from Dean who headed home and the Bees fifth was scored by Donaldson with his second strike of the game.
This was great Brentford performance. Crewe were not a bad side Brentford were just better and more determined.