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Posted Sat 09 Feb 02 at 19:37 PM

BRENTFORD 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0

Brentford grabbed all three points in a drab game at Griffin Park. Lloyd Owusu latched onto a Paul Evans free kick with six minutes remaining to break the deadlock.

In truth it was a scrappy affair, neither side getting the ball down and playing passing football. The south coast side seemed to have come for a draw, being content to let Brentford make the running, but the nearest The Bees came in the first half was on 24 minutes Lloyd Owusu left footed shot from the edge of the penalty area going just wide.

HALF TIME: BRENTFORD 0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0

After the break, the match degenerated into a stop-start routine with Referee Cable seemed to be enjoying the sound of his own whistle, booking Burgess, Powell and Evans to add to that of Bournemouth's Kandol, Hughes and Stewart.

So with the seconds ticking by Steve Coppell was ready to bring on Mark Williams to shake things up when a foul by Brian Stock on Mark McCammon gave The Bees a free kick on the edge of the area.

Paul Evans took it with pace and Lloyd Owusu stuck a boot out to deflect it into the net. Paul Gibbs was brought on for Stephen Hunt to steady the ship but The Cherries could have snatched a point at the death, but Richard Hughes header from the six yard box went just wide.

Brentford stay in sixth place, ahead of Tuesday's match with Cardiff City.

FULL TIME: BRENTFORD 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0

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