Brentford gained a point on the top two teams in the league yesterday but supporters still left Griffin Park disappointed at our failure to win the match.
The Bees, back from their training in Dubai, controlled the first half but wasted two prime chances to take the lead. Trotta blazed a volley over the bar after a fine footballing move and then Douglas headed at the keeper when left unguarded at the back post.
After the break Harry Forrester made no mistake from a similar position, powering a header across the keeper from Logan’s cross. However an unimaginative Bury side were level 13 minutes later when Tom Soares latched on to a long pass, outpaced Logan and smacked the ball past Moore with aplomb.
Brentford went back on the front foot and a couple of minutes later took the lead again when Trotta – largely quiet yesterday – finished from a tight angle.
The crowd expected the team to keep attacking but we sat back again and were punished when Soares rinsed Logan and found Ajose in the box who levelled the game at 2-2.
Whilst we don’t agree with the boos which greeted a point earnt at the final whistle, the team and Uwe do appear to need a wake up call.
Our movement off the ball yesterday was poor and we simply have to stop conceding soft goals – we’ve now lost a lead FIVE times in three home games.
It’s not all doom and gloom – we are in sixth spot just five points off the top of the table – but we simply must address our poor league form. Donaldson looks wasted out wide whilst Harry Forrester needs to do the simple things well again – it’s all a bit Hollywood at the moment.
Stevenage come to town on Tuesday in a game where we need to impress a bigger than usual crowd. Let’s hope we win both points and imaginations.