Beesotted contributor, Billy Taylor, scours the internet to unearth the latest Brentford-related gossip from Twitter, Facebook, the Griffin Park Grapevine (GPG) and more.
On Tuesday night Brentford hosted Championship ‘big boys’ (yawn) Leeds United who sat comfortably within the play-off places.
It was set to be a tough test for the Bees, and another opportunity to prove we have the capability to compete at the top of the division after recent back-to-back wins against lower opposition in Burton Albion and Bristol City.
Dean Smith’s side were on the front foot from the off as they stamped their authority on the game. The Bees ‘Wing Wizards’ carved out the first goal of the game, with Jota gliding past the Leed’s midfield to lay the ball off to Sergi Canos – his shot was saved – but the ball fell to Sawyers who unleashed a powerful half-volley into the bottom corner.
Ealing Road erupted as the ball hitting the back of the net as you can see here!
TEEJAY46: Cracking finish by Sawyers…Again!
LADBROKE: Its that useless, good for nothing, Romaine Sawyers scoring for Brentford!!!!
The lead was swiftly doubled as, once again, Canos had his shot parried by Rob Green, but this time, it was Lasse Vibe’s turn to benefit from the rebound. This cued the inevitable chances of “Ole Ole Ole Lasse Vibe “from around Griffin Park.
Half time came and it was safe to say that Bees fans were overjoyed with the display and couldn’t wait for the second period to begin.
CHAM: Best 45 mins at home this year….replaces Bristol City from Saturday.. Need to maintain this level because if we dip we will be put under pressure by a stronger Leeds team..
MIKEL: Magical first half with intricate short passes totally flummoxing Leeds. Even better than Saturday.
STANLEY: Leeds are a good side, we are just better. Jota and Sawyers pulling the strings so far,
If there was one man who wasn’t welcoming of the second half it was the ex-England goalkeeper.
The rest of the game panned out very differently to how many would expected of this gung-ho Brentford side. The second half performance was one of discipline, with chances being carved out with precision and great timing. A very professional display from a Dean Smith’s side that is often labelled as “inexperienced” due to their incapability to grind games out.
Brentford fans were ecstatic with their sides third win a row, as can be heard on the Beesotted post match podcast.
There was more good news on the pitch for the club on Tuesday as, away from Griffin Park, Brentford’s B team recorded a 7-1 win over Nike academy, which again shows the progress the side are making bridging the gap to the first team.
Ticket sales for the trip across West London to face Fulham have also now gone on sale – many seem bemused by the decision to give an away allocation of just under 3,000 – with the last two visits to the cottage being taken over by around 6,000 Bees. However, it won’t stop the Pride of West London from filling out the stand, with Craven Cottage containing a”neutral zone”that many will take full advantage of.
SONOFABEE: Thanks chaps, two great seats in the middle on the aisle in P2 rather than wait for tomorrow and the day after for my mate. Happy days, love those neutral stands
BIXER: Yep, in that case I’ll definitely try and get neutral tickets. I’m on 656 TAP points, so I really can’t see any possibility that there’ll be any left for me by the time I’m able to buy next Wednesday.
With two wins, accompanied by two clean sheets this week at Griffin Park, Brentford will be hoping they can take their fine form away as they travel to Cardiff on Saturday.
Come on you Bees!