Bradley Wright-Phillips rescued a late point for nine man Brentford tonight in Yorkshire in a game somewhat decimated by referee Keith Stroud.
Brentford had taken a first half lead from the penalty spot through Marcello Trotta after The Bees weathered an early storm from the home team. Who then fell apart for a bit.
Stroud emerged from his half time break like someone who had had his tea spiked by acid and immediately handed Sheffield United a penalty for something or other, whilst also sending off Tony Craig for an off the ball incident. He’ll probably miss our next three competitive games (let’s hope one is in the Championship).
Tony McMahon blazed the spot kick onto the bar but team-mate Robson made no mistake with the game’s third penalty minutes later – given for a needless handball by Lee Hodson.
Ginger tit Kitson then put the home side ahead before Stroud decided he’d not personally featured in the game for a while and gave Brentford a penalty (Sam Saunders saw his effort saved) and sent off United’s Maguire.
Clayton Donaldson then picked up a second yellow to reduce Brentford to nine men but in the 89th minute sub BWP fired home to send the 1200 visiting fans into euphoria. A euphoria maintained by a late Simon Moore save.
So we go into Saturday’s game at Hartlepool (relegated tonight) without TC and Clayton but in the knowledge that we can still catch Doncaster on goal difference. It is of course possible that Donny or Bournemouth will also drop further points before we kick off on Saturday.
Apologies to followers of @beesotted on twitter tonight – due to sheer volume of retweets we blew our daily limit.
This report will be updated tomorrow with our normal array of fans interviews