75 days ago every single Brentford fan was feeling the pain of another play-off exit. Today saw the start of another season. Brentford faced newly promoted Scunthorpe at
Isaiah Rankin had a shot well saved after 30 seconds. Then came an awful amount of fouls for very little I could see from my viewpoint. Although some were not given which many Brentford fans felt could have been a free-kick and a yellow card.
Richard Hinds made Nelson produce a wonderful save to deny
Andy Crosby was then booked by Mr. Olivier for deliberate hand ball. From the resulting free-kick Andy Frampton hit the wall.
In a bizarre incident one of the officials was injured and the game stopped. This incident left several fans looking bemused. What was even stranger was when there was very little stoppage time at all including that incident.
At half time Brentford made a substitution bringing on Club Captain Michael Dobson for Kevin O’Connor.
48 seconds into the start of the second half Olafur Ingi Skulason was booked for a foul which looked harsh.
Cleveland Taylor then had a shot from 18 yards over the bar. Steve Torpey then was one on one with Nelson but Nelson stopped him from 6 yards.
Cliff Byrne was then booked for unsporting behaviour in the 60th minute. Isaiah Rankin then missed a glorious opportunity to open his account for the season.
Martin Allen then made the move of the match by unleashing Dudley Junior (DJ)
Then Brentford scored their first goal of the season in the 71st minute through, the player that scored the winner against
Lloyd Owusu nearly had a return goal when his header was saved from the edge of the area but it was straight at Musselwhite. He then had a golden opportunity 3 minutes later but he mishit his shot from 6 yards out.
Then Brentford got their second goal through DJ Campbell. Ian Baraclough was booked for fouling DJ down the Brentford right wing. Paul Brooker crossed the ball in which was cleared for a corner by Steve Torpey. From the corner Musselwhite punched the ball clear but Ian Baraclough was adjudged to have fouled Lloyd Owusu so a penalty was given. There were chants of ‘Off Off Off’ as he was already on a yellow card. DJ Campbell stepped up and placed the penalty into the bottom left hand corner sending Musselwhite the wrong way.
Then there was a dual substitution with Lloyd Owusu being brought off and Steve Torpey being replaced by Scott Fitzgerald and Andrew Keogh.
Brentford: Nelson, O'Connor (Dobson 45), Sodje, Turner, Frampton, Hutchinson, Skulason, Brooker, Tabb, Owusu (Fitzgerald 82), Rankin (
Subs Not Used: Bankole, Gayle.
Goals: Tabb 71,
Scunthorpe: Musselwhite, Byrne, Crosby,
Booked: Crosby, Byrne, Baraclough.
Ref: R Oliver (
Brentford 46% - 54%
Brentford 7 – 5
Brentford 6 – 8
Brentford 23 – 18
Brentford 1 – 3