Brentford 1 Bradford 1
Bees Held at Bradford
Brentford were denied a vital away win in the 92nd minute as Peter Thorne cancelled out Billy Clarke's strike. Fortunately only Exeter won out of the chasing pack....
Two gilt-edged chances in the first half, and Hamer made two excellent saves, match-saving saves in fact in the first half. The second half saw Bradford huff and puff but did little in front of goal. We looked to play on the counter, and the goal was brilliant.
If I looked at it objectively, I'd say that the draw was just about a fair result, but if you look at the second half only, we deserved a win. Regardless, we fought hard, we made our own chances, and the difference was that we have players with a bit of creativity and skill, rather than just relying on a big man up front.
Hamer - 9 - Two fantastic saves and safe throughout the game.
As said, definitely 2 points dropped, but clearly, if we are going through a bad patch, we are doing ok, considering the new personnel. At least the team fought hard, played with some genuine skill at times, and with other teams bricking it, I do think that we will have enough to see us through.
553 Bees fans, apparently, in a 12,800 crowd. Seemed like more of us and I believe that they had anticipated less of us. Good vocals from us at times too.
Beesotted's Billy The Bee was also at the match and claims that we were robbed - and that Clarke was very impressive up front. Kevin O'Connor travelled up with the squad apparently, but Glenn Poole appeared to be nowhere to be seen
Thanks to Leicester Bee and beesotted for the match report
April 8, 2009