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Brentford fans went potty at Griffin Park last night after late goals from George Saville and Clayton Donaldson transformed the outcome – the Bees looked beaten with ten minutes to go – but a storming finale culminated in three vital points, wild scenes in the stands, and Uwe Rosler storming the pitch to embrace his players. BillyTheBee and Dave Lane provide the video, Condorman is last night’s wordsmith.

Clayton Donaldson’s superb late winner secured Brentford all three points last night in an entertaining game at Griffin Park.

Peterborough travelled to West London having lost four on the bounce, but showed some good early confidence and took the game to Brentford. The Posh players looked comfortable on the ball and Tony Craig and Harlee Dean had to be at their best to cut out some incisive through balls.

It was The Bees, however, who took the lead when a cross from the marauding Alan McCormack – who was superb again last night – was headed past his own keeper by Gabriel Zakuani. Brentford went into the break holding on to their 1-0 lead.

Peterborough came out in the second half with renewed vigour and set about upsetting Brentford’s rhythm. They eventually equalised in the 59th minute through an absolute humdinger from Jack Payne. Whilst the strike itself was first class, Peterborough’s attack had started directly from a poorly taken Brentford corner.

Within a minute Posh had taken the lead when Britt Assombalonga took a brief break from showboating, remonstrating with the referee and diving to race onto Barnett’s flick on and fire home. Brentford were in truth their own worst enemies, as we’d entered panic mode directly after the first goal.

With Peterborough looking the more likely team to score again, Uwe Rosler shuffled his pack – bringing on Will Grigg for Trotta and Farid El Alagui for Harris.

Farid immediately gave us more physicality up front (he seemed to win every header he went for last night) and Brentford slowly started edging back into the game as Peterborough struggled to cope with our Plan B. Farid’s workrate also helped lift the crowd with the clamour for an equaliser taking over the Ealing Road terrace.

In the 81st minute, Brentford scored a second. McCormack was again the provider – his cross was met with a flicked header from George Saville which then appeared to roll along the goal-line until it was finally prodded home by a combination of Grigg, Farid and the Peterborough keeper. We believe that Grigg is claiming the goal.

Brentford’s winner came six minutes later when Clayton Donaldson found himself in space on the right before arrowing a low fizzing shot past Olejnik. Peterborough’s collapse was partly self imposed – their heads had been down since the Brentford equaliser.

The Bees could have had a late fourth with Tony Craig whalloping the ball at goal from 30 yards but Olejnik managed to turn the shot wide of the post.

The final whistle saw Uwe Rosler come racing across the pitch to jump ecstatically on Clayton and pump his fists repeatedly at the fans. He was also canny enough to give Farid a warm embrace for what was, in essence, a match changing performance.

In the Peterborough camp, everything is certainly not alright at home. Chairman Darragh MacAnthony launched into his players on twitter after the match calling the defending “calamity clown like” before uttering “My patience is thin with this pathetic run we are on. Our players need to grow some cajoles & stop talking a good game, then choking. Go & perform like men”.

On reflection Brentford were not at their finest last night – but we beat a team with some very talented individuals. Perhaps that’s why we won actually. We played as a team.



Bees – Button, McCormack, Bidwell, Craig, Dean, Saville (Saunders), Douglas, Forshaw, Harris (El Alagui), Trotta (Grigg), Donaldson

Unused Bees – Lee, Logan, Fillo, Dave