Gillingham 1 Brentford 1
Brentford could not have left it later to equalise at Gillingham with Farid’s 95th minute leveler sending the Bees fans crazy.
Gillingham is weird away day, the pubs are so poor that a lot of Bees fans headed for nearby Rochester.
The temporary away end, a stand made of scaffold and open to the elements housed the 1144 Bees (it looked more).
For the second away game running Bees fans were delayed entry to the stadium – this time because Gillingham had not printed enough tickets.
Brentford played some good football and had most of the possession but Gillingham are a Martin Allen side and battled well.
Bidwell was substituted, presumably for picking up a knock, around the quarter of an hour mark replace by Venta.
The Bees were restricted to shooting form distance.
A McCormack run and cross was headed home by Clayton who saw his far post header being ruled out for offside.
The Gills went ahead when former Bee Weston put the ball through to Gillingham’s number 8, Akinfenwa, who despite his colossal size managed to turn and drill the ball home.
Gillingham started the second half better and played havoc with the Bees passing rhythm.
Forshaw was class, dominating and shining in midfield and pushing forward he saw a great strike hit the post.
If we were playing anybody else we would have probably lost, but as the whole stand seamed to know and sense Gillingham would soon revert to defending deep.
As Gillingham dropped back the bees passing game returned, one move probably had in excess of twenty passes before the ball was given away
Bees Man of The match Logan should have done better at the far post.
Clayton came close twice to getting the Bees an equaliser but it was the ‘Jolly Good Fellow’ Farid who come on for Grigg who poached a goal from inside the box when he did well fire home in fifth minute of added time.
The Gillingham crowd, on mass, appealed for a penalty straight after the restart but the referee was having none of it.