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Posted Tue 13 Aug 02 at 23:54 PM


In front of a crowd totalling 7,130 which was 800 up on the same fixture last season, Brentford put in a performance which was a mirror image of that which achieved a result at Huddersfield. But this time they had to rely on a 67th minute penalty which was clinically dispatched by Stephen Hunt, the very player who was brought down to earn the spot kick.

The game between the two sides, who both started with 2-0 victories on Saturday, was a credit to the division as both teams gave their all. Indeed City may rue their luck in seeing three shots hit the same left hand post during the second half.

But it was the "new" Bees who caught the eye and made the match one of the most atmospheric "first home game of the season" matches seen in many years. The lift that the home fans must have given Wally`s young "babes" was immense as the Bees fans warmed to the energy and heart shown by the team.

The first half promised much as any slip ups by either side were quickly pounced upon by the other team, but the second half was sheer end to end action which left everyone wanting more.

The only blot on the evening was an horrendous two footed challenge by Aaron Brown in the 75th minute for which everyone was thankful that the "victim" Ibrahima Sonko was able to play on. Brown was immediately shown the red card by referee Paul Danson.

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