Shrewsbury Town 1 Brentford 1

In very difficult conditions, Brentford extended their unbeaten run to 18 against a rejuvenated Shewsbury side.

The game was played in a vortex of wind, with the four corner flags were all bent over to 45 degree angles in a freezing cold and wet stadium.

The strong swirling wind was against the Bees in the first half and delayed the Bees flowing football as the Bees appeared to need an extra touch to move forward. Even Buttons goal kicks struggled to cross the half way line.

Shewsbury who had lost their last previous 6 home games, started well and with the wind in the hosts favour it was the Bees who found themselves counter attacking and Trotta probably should have done better when put through.

Despite the improving conditions as the wind eased, which favoured Shewsbury, The Bees controlled the second half.

Judge and Trotta combined well in a move which saw Judge being clipped in the box whilst sandwich between two Shewsbury defenders.

The home keeper did his best to put Trotta of when he went to take the resulting free kick and was booked for his troubles.

Trotta’s penalty was saved and hit both posts before Trotta smashed the rebounded ball home.

The goal was harsh on the Bees, but probably deserved by Shrewsbury who had fought well to end their run of home defeats