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The game was hyped up somewhat as the big clash between Uwe Rosler’s team of old and Uwe Rosler’s team of new.

The battle of the Brentford bosses.

In the end, the game finished up a bit of a damp squib .. with Brentford supporters going away more disappointed than their Wigan colleagues .. believing a great opportunity to have taken 3 points was lost.

All in all, Brentford were probably the better team – looking far more dangerous in attack than their North West rivals. Andre Gray, who we , had two gilt-edged chances to put the Bees ahead – racing onto a thru ball after leaving Wigan defender Ramis for dead before lobbing Carson. The ball landed on top of the net as opposed bulging the inside. Shame.

He also had a chance to take the lead later in the first half, volleying wide from 10 yards out when totally unmarked.

There were also chances for Odjbajo, Pritchard and Jota all forcing great saves from Carson – who was single-handedly keeping the Latics in the game – and Douglas who hit the side netting in a great move after fantastic showboating from Judge.

Wigan had three chances … two from Moloney and one from McClean in what were no more than rare Wigan forays on the Brentford goal. All in all it was a fairly antiseptic affair from the home team. There was no real bite to their game. No real cohesion. Their tactics were too predictable. The Wigan strikers easily kept under manners by the Brentford defence.

Rosler slipped Forshaw into his midfield. Starting the game with red boots and finishing with green … he showed some decent signs … but all in all he was also fairly quiet.

Tarkowski and Craig were involved in handbags with a Wigan player resulting in them both getting booked – Tarky missing the Wednesday game … on Tuesday.

Wigan came back into the game slightly in the 2nd half .. but it petered off to a draw … with Bees ruing once again not taking the few decent chances they had.

After the game, Bees fans were overall happy with a point .. but you sensed the dejection in their voices in the Beesotted interviews as you know it was felt that Wigan were there for the taking.

The Wigan fans on the other hand we were not happy at all. There is a lot of work needed to be done on the pitch to turn a lot of these fans around. Many of them seemed completely flummoxed as to what type of football their team were trying to play.

Onwards and upwards for Brentford. A lively trip home was ended off on a great note when the Brentford players were in cup final-esque celebrations.

Wigan fans told us before the game they were going to beat us 3-1 in our cup final.

We didn’t lose … so does that mean we won our cup final?

The potty scenes at Euston would say ………

…… probably …


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