Ryan O'Donovan reports for BIAS on two points utterly squandered.
After Tuesday nightís last minute winner against Coventry City, itís easy to forget what it feels like for the other team to concede in those dying seconds.
Well, today we were cruelly reminded that it hurts. It hurts more than stepping on Lego bricks with your bare feet.
Brentford started the game off as rugged as some of the playerís beards will look like by the end of ĎMovemberí Ė passes were going left, right and centre and headers were going straight up and back down in the same spot.
That said, Paul Hayes got himself on the score sheet in the 10th minute after a cross was whipped in from the right and was knocked on by Jonathan Douglas with a Welbeck-like back heel.
Hayes then managed to smash it in from about six yards before being mobbed by the rest of the team. The strikerís celebration was muted Ė probably because of the sarcastic cheering that some ďfansĒ voiced when he was subbed against Coventry.
The Bees conceded a sloppy first goal. A through ball split the centre backs (fans from the New Road screamed offside for the 1029389th time, although this time the striker was onside) before the ball was crossed from the left and deflected into our net by Harlee Dean.
Half time consisted of some dodgy dance moves, a dodgy burger and Leon Legge replacing Harlee Dean. Uwe Rosler was also out surprisingly early from the dressing room. As to why this was I havenít got the answer.
The second half consisted of some more inconsistent football. As inconsistent as Transport for London. The highlight was Hayes once again putting the ball in the back of the net with a quality header.
Boo boys, please do me a favour. You wouldnít know a good footballer if he won you the World Cup, so your input really isnít required at Griffin Park. Thanks.
Again, we were pegged back by an own goal, this time courtesy of Tony Craigís head which marred an otherwise good performance from the centre back. He is definitely far more solid than he was at the start of the season.
I still firmly believe we have a team capable of reaching the heights that so many of us think they can reach. The team is just inconsistent and these inconsistencies will be ironed out. Its only the end of October Ė still plenty of football left to be played.
We also seem to lack confidence. When things arenít going exactly to plan it looks as though we arenít comfortable with changing things. Hopefully tie in the FA Cup will change this.
Obviously itís not an easy game and the starting line up will more than likely be changed to include more development squad and fringe players but it will be a good game.
The most important thing is to not dwell on this game. Itís done and thatís that. Thinking about it too much can destroy our season.
All thatís left to say is roll on Boreham Wood and The FA Cup!
Simon Moore; Shaleum Logan; Harlee Dean (Leon Legge 45mins); Tony Craig, Jake Bidwell; Adam Forshaw (sub Tom Adeyemi 84 mins); Toumani Diagouraga; Jonathan Douglas; Harry Forrester; Clayton Donaldson; Paul Hayes (sub James Spencer 82 mins)
Subs: Richard Lee; Kevin OíConnor; Scott Barron; Stuart Dallas
Man of the Match: Paul Hayes