Brentford’s season ended in depressing, and some would say predictactable fashion at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon, meaning the club will face yet another season in the third tier after the promotion carrot was cruelly snatched away.
The Bees were behind as early as the sixth minute, Yeovil’s hotshot, Paddy Madden, curling home a great goal after the Reds’ defence failed to clear, and things failed to improve in a nervy first half performance from Uwe Rosler’s players. To add insult to injury, the Yeovil advantage was doubled three minutes before the break when Dan Burn rose highest to head home following a corner – the goal leaving 22,000 Brentford supporters deflated and with an acute case of déjà vu.
Brentford upped their game in the second period and showed more of the spirit that had brought them to the verge of the Championship – there was only one team in it after the break in truth – but despite Harlee Dean’s 51st minute header raising hopes of a memorable come-back, it was not to be.
Bradley Wright-Phillips had a good chance to level after Clayton Donaldson’s header had been saved, and although the shot stats show the Bees were pushing hard to take the match to extra time, Stech, the Glovers’ goalie, was rarely tested in truth.
Despite this knock-back, it can’t be forgotten what a positive season this has been for the club, however, Uwe Rosler and his coaches have a plenty of food for thought over the summer… the fact is that, at the end of the day, although we’re a good team, we’re clearly not quite good enough when it comes to the crunch.
There will be further reaction on besotted.co.uk a little later once the dust has settled a little.