Brentford-Mad's Review of the Season - August 2004

Last updated : 02 June 2005 By Smallsy
As the season kicked off in early August, Brentford were much fancied relegation favourites, little did League One know that nine months later the Bees would be in the playoff places.

Martin Allen's squad were first faced by the tough test away from home facing Chesterfield a game which the Bees lost 3-1 with Alex Rhodes scoring the Bees a consolation goal.

Next it was to Griffin Park on a sunny day...
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...for our first game of the season an attendance of around 5,000 saw us beat Doncaster in a 4-3 thriller with an excellent winning goal by Jay Tabb helping the Bees to climb back to mid-table after a bad start.

Next up was Wrexham who Brentford dispatched 1-0 at Griffin Park with Kevin O'Connor finishing neatly after a good team move from the Bees. Brentford next challenge was not welcomly accepted as we lost 3-0 to Peterbrough then faced an almost impossible task in being paired with Ipswich in the League Cup. The boys were outclassed at Portman Road and beaten 2-0 in front of a sparce home crowd.

Two important League games followed where we picked up three points out of six first beating Stockport 3-0 at Griffin Park with goals from Dobson, Salako and Burton but were then disapointing against a Bristol City side full of confidence and topping the League we were beaten 4-1 (our joint heaviest defeat of the season) as the month of August ended with us sitting comfotably in 12th place showing signs that the pundits might yet be wrong about Brentford's potential predicament this season.