Substitute Alex "Tiger' Rhodes sealed victory for Brentford with an 83rd minute strike to keep The Bees in Division Two.
The 22-year-old, signed from non-league Newmarket Town in November, took a great first touch before firing home from just inside the box to spark wild scenes of jubilation from all round Griffin Park
It was a deserved win for The Bees, with hard graft and no little skill eventually breaking their South Coast opponents. They had, until the Rhodes's goal, put up a stubborn resistance. The final whistle sounded after three minutes of agonising stoppage time safe in the knowledge that Brentford will be playing Second Division football next season.