Two wonderful goals from Tom Adeyemi and Marcello Trotta finally got Brentford the league win that everyone in Griffin Park has been craving for the past few weeks.
It had the feeling of being another one of those days for the Bees, even more so than normal because it looked like Stevenage had come to TW8 to ground out a 0-0 draw and contain Brentford.
I, for one, was hoping that the game wouldn’t be a shambles like the whole reserved seating was in the New Road side of the ground, but thankfully that did not come to fruition.
With Paul Hayes starting the game, it seemed as though Mr. Uwe Rosler was gunning for a more direct approach to win, but the high balls to Hayes were either too high or went astray.
Or he was beaten in the air by their center backs, in which case we should just play the ball on the floor.
But back to the action, and early in the game Adam Forshaw latched onto a Hayes knock down to fire the ball into the back of the net, only for Hayes to be flagged offside.
And then there was more bad luck for the Brentford striker, as he charged through to embrace in a duel with the Stevenage stopper, only to fire his shot wide from about 18 yards out.
Hayes then had another glorious chance before the break, this time latching onto a Lee Hodson header to poke the ball wide of the post again.
All I can say is at least he’s getting the chances, and rather than get on his back, get behind him. It doesn’t do him or the team any favours.
Adeyemi then scored one of the best goals of 2013, cutting in from 18 yards out and curling his shot into the top corner of the Stevenage goal.
The second half saw Stevenage push more for a goal, with most of the game being played deep in Brentford’s half.
But Brentford were still pushing and Harry Forrester almost scored but his low shot was saved by Chris Day.
The introduction of Sam Saunders saw the midfield get on the ball and play a bit more, and it was his pass that found Trotta for him to score another curling strike from miles out – I’d say a goal he will remember for some time.
So now we can finally look forward to a great Brentford day out at Stamford Bridge. Regardless of the result, we can be proud of what the boys have achieved and enjoy the day out.
All aboard the Bees boats!