Spread the love


The Bees started their Christmas fixtures with a fine win over Huddersfield – racing to a three goal half-time lead thanks to some superb, flowing football in the opening 45 minutes.

Sergi Canos notched the first, curling a shot into the far corner of the Brook Road net following a slick one-two on the edge of the area… Lasse Vibe thundered home number two after being picked out with a delightfully-dinked ball that out-smarted the Terriers’ offside trap, then Alan Judge delivered a free kick into the danger area that eluded everybody, then eventually nestle in the net.

The scoreline didn’t flatter Brentford either, and as we have seen in the last two home, the team are capable of playing teams off the park. We now need to produce that form for the full 90 minutes – and crank it up a notch away from home.

As you will hear from the views in the Pride of West London post match Podcast, the second half was a bit of an anti-climax compared to the first it has to be said… Although you could argue that Huddersfield upped their game and closed the Bees down quicker.

The visitors scored virtually straight from the restart, and although Alan Judge restored the three goal margin from the penalty spot after being felled in the area, the Terriers refused to throw in the towel, in fact, if it wasn’t for repetitive wayward shooting, they could have wrestled the way back into contention. However, in the end, they had to settle for a second consolation at the death.

Brighton, who lost their first game of the season yesterday in the 3-0 reverse to Middlesbrough, visit Brentford on Boxing Day in what looks set to be a real Christmas cracker… Let’s hope we give them a good stuffing.

Dave Lane