Griffin Park might be reaching the end of its wonderful life but it served up a Friday night treat for Brentford fans as the Bees came from a goal down to beat Fulham.
Harlee Dean’s error allowed Hugo Rodallega to score early in the second half after he gave the ball away in his own half.
However, Brentford, who enjoyed more possession and more territory throughout the 90 minutes, struck back.
Dean made up for his error when he lashed home an equaliser before Jota’s shot was turned past Marcus Bettinelli by Dan Burn to give Brentford victory in stoppage time.
The lowest Brentford can be at the end of today is sixth place and the dreams of promotion are being talked about in the pubs around Griffin Park .
But Mark Warburton played down talk of the Bees competing with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League next year.
“It’s 18 games into a 46-game season, we will take it one game at a time and the boys will enjoy this one,” he said.
“We have got a good squad of players, they work really hard and they deserve to be where they are.”
“We got a bit sloppy early in second half and you can’t give Rodallega two chances,” added Warburton. “But what a response.
“Harlee made a mistake but he drove forward, made the pass and continued his run. And it was a magnificent finish.
“That goal got the place erupting again. and to get a late winner was tremendous.”
Brentford set about their business from kick off in typical style; knocking the ball around nicely and started to apply pressure onto the visitors.
Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, who was Fulham’s best player by a distance, was called into early on as Jon Toral’s header was destined for the bottom corner but was turned wide.
The goalkeeper’s best work came on the half-hour mark as Brentford counter-attacked and Toumani Diagouraga’s effort looked destined for the net but the Fulham goalkeeper made a superb reflex save to deny the Frenchman.
Alan Judge then went close with a free kick two minutes before the break but the 22-year-old prevented the ball from nestling in the top corner.
Fulham reminded Brentford that they will always be dangerous in front of goal when Rodallega had a free header but David Button was down to save.
Dean failed to heed that warning and gave the ball away allowing McCormack to break free. He laid off Rodallega and the Colombian made no mistake.
The goal unsettled the home side for the following 10 minutes and the Whites continued to look dangerous on the counter attack.
However, Brentford were back on level terms after wonderful work by Stuart Dallas.
He got to the byline, beat two defenders and laid the ball off for Dean to slam into the top corner and atone for his earlier error.
And in stoppage time Jota cut inside from the right and unleashed a shot that took a deflection off Burn and into the net to give the Bees a victory that sees them wake up on Saturday morning in fourth position.
Fulham manager Kit Symons admitted that his side were second best.
He said: “I’m disappointed to say the least.
“Brentford played very well and if they’d scored the two goals in the first half when they were dominating it would have made it easier to take.
“But to have our noses in front so late makes it even more galling to come away with nothing.”