Brentford 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest

Last updated : 18 January 2006 By Smallsy
Though Saturday's defeat was their heaviest of the season, Brentford looked to bounce straight back with a win against Nottingham Forest at Griffin Park on a cold night in West London.

After losing an early goal to a deflected free kick the Bees fought back and through DJ Campbell equalised late in the first half. The score stayed the same throughout the rest of the game and both sides had to settle for a point.

What the manager said?

Martin Allen was pleased that the Bees fought back from the early goal from the away side,

"After they scored we woke up a little I think and realised that it wasn't going to be an easy game. When DJ scored I honestly believed that we were off and running but it wasn't to be"

Once more Allen was frustrated by Brentford's lack of goals,

"We created enough chances but just couldn't seem to put the ball in the net"

"It was hard work for the team but in the end we got the point which we deserved, it would have been nice to get three but it keeps us ticking over nicely and hopefully starts off a run of good results"

What the players said?

Starting left winger Marcus Gayle said,

"It was a difficult game for both sides, I think tiredness was evident in ourselves and our opponents"

"We created enough oppertunities to win a couple of games but they defended well and in the end we're happy with a point"

Leading the line was DJ Campbell who again got on the scoresheet and was pleased with his own personal and the teams performance,

"We were slow to get going but that's usually how we are at home. I felt the number of chances we made was enough to win the game, unfortunately there seemed to be a barrier in front of the goal preventing the ball from ging in, we can't make excuses though we must improve in the next game"

What the fans said?

A disapointed Griffin Park was mixed with boos and cheers after the game and one supporter was heard to say,

"Just another Brentford home game, a lack of ambition and the ability to finish costs us two points once more."

One more fan I spoke to on the train said,

"Hopefully thats two bad results out of the way now, if we get a good win or a decent draw against Huddersfield this weekend they will be forgotten. I though the lads performed well though"

A Nottingham Forest fan heading back home tonight told me,

"It's something of a come down that we could come here and be happy with a point, we were supposed to be running this league but the re-building process is taking a little longer than expected."

"We did well in patches tonight and that's promising, with a little more hard work I think we can build on that and possibly even make a late dash for the playoffs."