Fulham 1 Brentford 4

Brentford buzzed and Fulham flopped as the Bees ran rout in this West London derby that will be remembered forever.

Fulham started the game strongly and looked dangerous in the early stages. The Bees though soaked up the early pressure playing their usual counter attacking game.

The quaint stadium was packed, the derby day crowd full of nervous excitement as both sets of fans waited for the breakthrough. The Bees were backed by a noisy and boisterous 6,200 fans who packed the away end, bringing back memories of their once own great Royal Oak.

Dallas, possibly against the run of play, hit a scorcher from Midfied. The ball was played to Pritchard, but Dallas called for it, Pritchard let it run and Dallas hit it home to send the travelling support delirious.

When half time came the Bees were worthy of their slender lead.

As minutes ticked on the clock, the Bees, as usual grew stronger. The second came again from Dallas with another fierce strike to send the packed away end into raptures.

Fulham were still in the game and were award a dubious penalty when Toumms played the ball. The ref lost his bearings and pointed to the spot rather than the corner flag and £11 million pound McCoramck thundered the kick home.

Fulham appealed for a second penalty and had a goal disallowed for a foul before Judge made it safe at the start of the stoppage time with a perfect free kick which sailed over the Fulham wall and squeezed into the top right hand corner of the net.

As the Bees fans went wild, the away end literally vibrated. Pensioners who been there, done that and worn the T-shirt and youngsters not even born the last time the Bees played at Craven Cottage sang and dance to ‘Bees Up, Fulham Down’ as a Fire Drill swept the home stands.

The fourth goal came, just as it did in the reverse fixture with Jota scoring in the last minute, volleying home from 12 yards to smash the ball home in front of the emphatic, proud and buzzing travelling support.