Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Two minutes with… Brentford

It was another cup competition for Barnet on Tuesday night, in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy this time, as fellow Bees, Brentford came to Underhill in the area semi-finals. The winners were to face the winners of Southend V Swindon in the regional finals, a two-legged affair. Brentford fan Terry Latham went to the game, and in this edition of ‘two minutes with…’ shares his experience.
Barnet 0–0 Brentford (5–3 on penalties)
(Hughes, Holmes, Deering, McLeod, Senda – Alexander, Reeves, Saunders)
Attendance 1.970 (away 899)
How did you get to the game?
Living in Hutton, Essex, I went by train. I went to Liverpool Street, before getting the tube to High Barnet on the Northern line, via Tottenham Court Road.
What did you do pre-match?
I met a few mates en-route at Tottenham Court Road and had a few drinks at a pub there.
Where did you stand/sit in the ground?
I stood on the away (East) terrace.
What did you make of the game?
I thought the game was very poor – as the scoreline suggests (0–0 at the end of 90 minutes).
Was the scoreline a fair reflection?
I felt Brentford were the better side and could have won the game in the first 20 minutes – but we were guilty of not taking our chances. Although credit has to go to Barnet’s keeper for pulling off some outstanding saves to keep them in the game. I have no real complaints, I’ve seen us play a number of times this season and know we’re capable of better. Well done to Barnet for scoring all their penalties.
Who, in your opinion, was man of the match?
That has to be Dean Brill, Barnet keeper for some of the saves he pulled off.
Who have you got next and how do you think you’ll get on?
Back to League action for us after two bad results in Cup competitions (the FA Cup and JPT). It’s Hartlepool at Griffin Park. On paper, we should win this one, particularly as Hartlepool haven’t won a game in a while now, and sacked their manager. However, we need to play better and take our chances.

Thanks Terry.

Important dates:
Barnet V Swindon (first leg) – Underhill – Tuesday 10th January
Swindon V Barnet (second leg) – County Ground – Date to be confirmed

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