Brentford 5 AFC Wimbledon 3
Brentford and Dons fans certainly got value for money in this exciting cup tie.
Both teams cancelled each other out for most of the first half with Button in the Brentford goal having very little to do.
Saville was substituted after twenty minutes and replaced by Reeves
The Bees went in front after Norris played the ball over from touchline to Farid who scored from just outside the six yard box and then ran over to the bench to kiss the returning coin.
At half time Pierre and Javi replaced Barron and Shaleum at the back.
Brentford stepped up a gear, unlike the lack lustre Carlisle display. AS the Bees pressed forward they kept finding space.
Norris with plenty of room found himself with just the advancing keeper to beat and with a daisy cutter of shot across the eighteen yard box he slotted the ball home just inside the far post before celebrating in front of the Bees fans on the BIAS Terrace.
Within minutes Faird receiving the ball from Saunders put the Bees three up.
The Dons pulled one back with a shot which looked like it took a deflection to beat Barron.
Saunders created his second assist of the night when he crossed for Nugent’s header which made it 4-1
The Bees now looke very dangerous, their was a belief in our forward line and an expectation buzzing through the home crowd.
The Dons keeper could only body block a Norris shot, the ball fell to Venta whose low shot made it 5-1
With Bees two goals from brackets (seven) the game turned.
AFC Wimbledon seamed to relax and played some nice touches which resulted in a peach of goal which drew applause from all four stands of Griffin Park.
In the last minutes, Wimbledon pulled another goal back with an excellent shot which again was appreciated by the whole ground.
The 7 o’clock kick off attracted a crowd of over 4,000 and it was good to see so many kids in attendance and experiencing the atmosphere of Griffin Park under floodlights.