Brentford 3 Swindon Town 2
Buzzing Brentford served up a Christmas treat after twice coming from behind to go top of the league.
Boxing Day games that kick off at 3pm are usually subdued affairs but the Brentford crowd, although disappointing in numbers, were full of passion despite the 12:30 kick off. The BIAS stand and the Paddock both did themselves proud getting behind the lads from the off and continuing to do so on the two occasions the Bees were behind.
Swindon started well and were determine to give Brentford a game. Ryan Mason fired the visitors ahead after finding himself unattended on the penalty spot.
Sam Saunders who was given a rare start and Foderingham in the Swindon goal was given a warning of Sam’s prowess which he did well to tip over.
The Bees equaliser was pure Comedy Gold. Bidwell dummied a free kick and as Sam took his rum up he slipped to his knees. Swindon fans chuckled loudly whilst the rest of Griffin Park tried their hardest not too, but failed.
Sam composed himself and took the free kick again, this time curling it perfectly into the top left hand corner to make the score one a piece. They say he who laugh lasts last the longest and Sam mimic himself as he fell to his knees as part of his goal celebration in front of the Swindon fans.
Swindon regained the lead when they scored during a goal mouth scramble.
As the Bees regrouped to kick off Sam Saunders was very in geeing up his team mates and in doing so he spurned on the crowd not to give up and to continue to show faith.
Two minutes later the Bees were back level through a Clayton Diving header after McCormack sent a low cross from the Breamar Road side of the BIAS Stand.
Brentford’s man of the match Marcello Trotta was playing with full confidence and run the Swindon defence ragged.
Trotta seemed to skip and dribble past half of the Swindon defence before trying to flick the ball with his left foot when most in the ground wished he had smashed it with his right.
Within two minutes Trotta was again dancing with the ball at his feet as he tried to weave past half of the Swindon team before being dispossessed.
The Bees who were now on top and were beginning to dominate Swindon took the lead when Trotta scored a deserved goal from a Douglas through ball.
Saunders made way for Reeves and Farid replaced Trotta whole left the field to a standing ovation.
As Swindon lost their tempers Brentford pushed for fourth, leaving three players up for a corner and Farid was unlucky as he shot just wide.
It was good win and a full deserved.