Paul Hayes said it was “great” to get his first two Brentford goals.
The striker notched twice in a 2-2 draw against Hartlepool United at Griffin Park, the first lashed in from close range, the second a header from a Clayton Donaldson cross.
The goals came days after he had missed some chances in a 2-1 win over Coventry City and Paul told Bees Player after the match he accepted there would be times when he did not score and would be criticised.
He added he hoped he had repaid the faith of Brentford Manager Uwe Rösler, who stuck with him.
“A forward wants to get off the mark as soon as possible,” said Paul.
“It’s great to get these goals.
“I have been chipping away and that’s all that I can do.
“I’m experienced enough to know I will have goal scoring sprees and dry spells.
“Hopefully I have come out of the dry spell and can carry on now.
“I am not out there to miss on purpose or to have a bad game.
“Fans can get disappointed, I know that, but not more than I am.
“I will have games where I don’t score.
“I take the praise with a pinch of salt the same way I take the criticism.
“I know what I need to do to carry on with things.
“The gaffer stuck by me and I hope I repaid him.”
Paul’s first goal was set up by Jonathan Douglas after good work on the right involving Shaleum Logan and Adam Forshaw.
The second was headed in to the bottom corner from ten yards.
“We have worked well on the right hand side this season with Shay out there and Adam,” said Paul.
“They are two quick players who interact well with each other and other players.
“The cross came over, Dougie flicked at it and it was a reaction to turn and have a shot.
“That is what forwards are paid to do, react to the ball and hit the target.
“Clayton has done well for the second one; he got away from the defender and put a good cross in.
“I just had to get up and head it.
“I was pleased to get the goals.”
Brentford failed to win as Hartlepool hit back twice.
First Harlee Dean turned a cross in to his own net and then Tony Craig headed a second own goal of the afternoon in the last minute.
It was a reversal from Tuesday’s win over Coventry when Harry Forrester scored a stoppage time penalty to give The Bees the points.
“On Tuesday night we scored in the last minute and were really pleased to get a result,” said Paul.
“Today we’ve conceded in the last minute and got a draw, it’s disappointing.
“Playing in the game, I thought we were dominating it.
“They have caught us a couple of times on the counter attack, at this level you get that.
“As a whole I think we dominated, especially second half, we have gone 2-1 up and we need to see out games.
“We knew, with them playing one up top, we needed to be advanced, get the full backs on and be two against one at the back.
“That’s the way we wanted to play.
“We needed to attack them.
“We knew they would sit back and we had to be patient.
“We’re disappointed but we have four points from six and have to keep going.
“It’s a shame they scored so late, if it had been earlier we would have had time to get a third.
“The gaffer is not happy we have drawn.
“We know we should have seen out the game.
“On Monday morning we will go through it, look to right the wrongs and gain experience from this.”
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