Swindon 2 - 2 Brentford (Brentford win 4-3 on pens)
Feature by Smallsy
Updated Tuesday, 22nd August 2006
Brentford through to the second round of the League Cup as Swindon are downed by Stuart Nelson.
After saving the last Swindon kick the bees goalkeeper fired in the winner and put Brentford into the second round draw.
With the FA Cup usually Brentford's specialty, the bees manager Leroy Rosenior would have once more been disapointed that his side twice through away the lead against League Two opposition however he will have been delighted by the battling spirit shown by his side.
What the manager said?
As the Bees made the second round Rosenior was deslighted to get through,
"It was a battle."
"We started well and I thought that despite the shootout we probably should have won the game"
"Penalties wasnt something we had worked on in the week, but credit to Swindon they played well and sometimes it just goes you're way, it's the luck of the draw."
What the players said?
Stuart Nelson was happy with his performance in the shootout but conceeded that his saves were just guess work,
"Sometimes in shoot outs its easy to read which way the player is going."
"At the end of the day it's down to luck and I'm glad I guess right!"
Jo Kuffour who was again on the scoresheet said,
"I'm pleased we made it to round two, hopefully we can get even further and play one of the 'big teams'."
What the fans said?
Chris Marden was a happy fan as he left the county ground,
"Theres nothing more thrilling than a penalty shootout which your side wins."
"I though we did brilliantly and deserved to win the game without it having to go through the drama of penalties."