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Brian Clough, Peter Shilton, Su Pollard, Jason Lee, Lee Westwood, Archie Gemmill, Evil Sheriff – your boys took one hell of a beating….

Brentford went to the home of former European Champions, Nottingham Forest, on Wednesday and evening and gave a display that would have graced the City Ground back in their heyday… The Bees’ win is one that will undoubtedly stay in the memories of the 1,000 or so fans who made the trip to witness Mark Warton’s team run out comfortable winners.

Two first half goals from Jon Toral and Andre Grey were no more than the visitors deserved and, even through Forest’s defending was generous at times, the margin could have been far more if chances from Jonathan Douglas and a header from Toral were taken.

We didn’t have to wait long for the third goal though, as three minutes into the second half the game was pretty much wrapped up – man-of-the-match Gray was felled in the box after a great run and up stepped Alex Pritchard to coolly convert straight down the middle.

It is no exaggeration to say, that despite the home side rallying a little, and grabbing themselves a great concolation from 30-plus yards through Antonio, and some favourable possession stats from Stuart Pearce’s team – this was a demolition job by Brentford in all reality.

Brentford were superior in almost every area for long passages of play – the only real negative in an evening to savour was Jonathan Douglas’ booking that will see the inspirational midfielder missing for the trip to Millwall on Saturday.

An simply outstanding result and one that was richly deserved and not even a four-hour plus coach journey home, thanks to a closure of the M1, could damped spirits.

Dave Lane



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