Bradford 3 - 3 Brentford

Last updated : 03 January 2006 By Smallsy
Brentford's 2006 started off a little better than 2005 ended as the Bees gained a creditable point away to Bradford City, however the team will be disapointed after being 3-1 up midway through the second half only to be pinned back by a late penalty from the home side.

Two goals from DJ Campbell, one from the spot had potentially given the Bees top spot in League One but a disapointing defensive display close to the end meant that Brentford went into next weekend's game with Southend with one point.

What the manager said?

Despite the draw Martin Allen was pleased with the performance of his team, he was paticularily happy with the way they reacted from New Years Eve's defeat,

"It's important to look at the positives and we certainly eratecated the memory of Saturday's game"

"I was pleased with their application and their energy bearing in mind it's been a long eight days for the team. I thought we looked reasonably sprightly and it was only the result in the end that we're unhappy with."

Allen then took a look ahead to next week and said,

"We've got the welcome distraction of the cup next week against Stockport but as soon as that games done we'll be thinking about they away game against Southend, another test of our quality"

What the players said?

Bees striker DJ Campbell felt mixed emotions after the game,

"Obviously I'm pleased to get off the mark in 2006, but if the team doesn't win then it's a bit of a hollow pleasure."

"I was pleased to get the chance today and I'm disapointed that our performance couldn't get us the win I felt we deserved."

Stuart Nelson who conceeded the late goals said,

"It was a real blow for us, maybe we got complacent or something I'm not sure. We have to hope that it doesn't affect our spirit and next week we'll be looking to take our minds off this game with a good cup tie."

What the fans said?

Colin Vale a Bees fan who'd travelled North said,

"I felt we looked comfortable, but we just took our foot off the pedal."

"It's a shame because it was a good game and I felt the players worked hard for the three points before they threw it away"