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Posted Sat 31 Aug 02 at 17:31 PM

NOTTS COUNTY 2 BRENTFORD 2

Brentford completed a stunning comeback at Notts County, this after the home side had gone two goals up a minutes after the half time break. Mark McCammon repeated his goalscoring feat from last Monday and substitute Mark Williams game The Bees a point they thoroughly deserved. Wally Downes named an unchanged eleven at Meadow Lane but midfielder Jamie Fullarton took his place on the bench just hours after signing a one-year contract.

The Bees had a let off with just eight minutes on the clock, Darren Caskey's fine through ball found Heffernan, but his first touch was poor; Smith collecting with ease. Brentford did not heed the warning, as County took the lead sixty seconds later. Kevin Nicholson the provider for Stallard to stroke the ball under Smith in the Brentford goal from eight yards.

The Bees best change of the half was a lone effort from Rowan Vine; his volley on the turn going wide of the far post. Brentford had a further escape with 32 minutes gone; Hunt's goal line clearance sparing The Bees defence blushes after Nicholson's thunderbolt hit the crossbar.

Ten minutes before the break, Heffernan was booked for dissent. Brentford received the worst possible start to the second half, when Paul Heffernan smashed the ball past Paul Smith to give County as seemingly unassailable lead. Surely but surely, The Bees clawed their way back into the match. Mark McCammon gave Brentford hope with his second goal in as many games, using his pace and power to slot past Garden, this after Leo Roget had his point blank effort tipped over from Garden in the 54th minute.

Jamie Fullarton replaced Jay Smith in midfield as his presence was self-evident, providing the platform for attacks from either Vine or Hunt. It was to be another sub Mark Williams, who gave The Bees a point. Rowan Vine made a great run on the left hand side, shrugging off the County defence to slip the ball to Williams. The twenty-year old winger looked up and stroked the ball home to give Brentford a point they deserved.

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