Brentford 3 Bournemouth 1

Brentford showed that their season was still on with an empahatic win in the ‘tinpot derby’

Griffin Park rocked as the Bees put in a solid performance against fellow promotion contenders Bournemouth.

In a league full of big fish, both clubs are often teased on Social media bantering pages for being ‘tinpot’ but they produced a game full of Premiership quality.

The ball was moved at pace and with skill from both sides. One minute Brentford would be going closes and literally thirty seconds later Bournemouth would be doing the same.

Douglas gave the Bees the lead in the 9th minute slotting home in front of the Wendy House to crank up the excellent atmosphere another notch.

Pugh equalised for Bournemouth on the half hour mark as his shot hit the post before rebounding of his body into the goal.

Pritchard restored Brentford’s lead directly from with a free kick, when the otherwise excellent Boruc fumbled his effort.

Pritchard teased Bournemouth’s Ritchie with his sublime skill down the wing forcing the defender to earn a booking for a heavy tackle. The defender probably should have seen red for a double yellow for another foul through the frustration of another foul but the referee just decided to just have words and Howe decided that he had been tormented enough and withdrew his player.

The second half was tense. Boruc in the Bournemouth goal was playing a blinder to the wave a fter wave of Bees attacks and Bournemouth looked more than capable of getting an equaliser with their counter attacks.

The points were final secured in the third minute of extra time when Long on loan from Everton slotted the ball home in front of packed Ealing Road terrace which subsequently went absolutely wild.