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Brentford’s play-off hopes hang in the balance after a fruitless and frustrating visit to Sheffield Wednesday – the game somehow ended 1-0 to the hosts – although the the Bees created enough chances to have won at a canter.

However, they lost.

The absence of Alex Pritchard certainly didn’t help Brentford’s cause, but, after weathering some early Wednesday pressure, the Bees started to dominate. Andre Gray caused the Owls’ defence trouble all night. But a couple of missed chances when well placed, and an Alan Judge shot tipped onto the bar, meant the first half ended goalless.

On the balance of play most Bees fans assumed that the reds would find the required breakthrough after the interval, but as the half wore on, there was a sense of deja vu flitting around the away end… along with the bats that live in the Hillsborough roof.

But, as hard as they tried, and for all the pressure, it was Wednesday who scored – Jon Toral lost possession in the middle of the park, the Owls broke down the wing, and Lee smashed home from a well delivered centre.

In recent weeks we have seen games in which Brentford have fought back against all the odds. But not last night.

There was no real belief and, if anything, Wednesday looked more likely to score a second rather than the Bees turning the game around or grabbing a point.

The long journey home, with two motorway closures, has been a time to reflect and talk through all the positives, and some of the negatives, experienced in recent weeks. Listening to the Beesotted post match podcast gives a balanced reflection of option.

Unfortunately, it seems pretty unlikely that after 46 games we will end on a high as we’d all hoped following the win over Fulham… But there are still, three games to go and nine points to fight for… it’s not over ’til its over. We’ve not all come this far together to chuck the towel in now.

Come on you Bees!

Dave Lane
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