Brentford 2 - 0 Huddersfield
In the stands today Greg Dyke and his new team of Brentford owners saw the Bees recover from their 1-1 draw in midweek with Nottingham Forest with a 2-0 win over 5th placed Huddersfield. Despite having Ricky Newman sent off early in the game the Bees took the lead and then went onto make the game safe through DJ Campbell, this after the opposition keeper had been dismissed.
What the manager said?
Martin Allen was pleased with the way his Bees side pulled through a difficult game,
"It wasn't exactly the flowing game we're used to but I think we were the better side. Even before Ricky got sent off there were signs which were promising."
Refusing to comment on his captains dismissal he said,
"It was always going to be a tough game and it was going to be even more difficult after we were reduced, rightly or wrongly, to ten men"
"We've had three tough games in the last week and we're now looking ahead to the FA Cup match with Sunderland next week."
What the players said?
Left sided player Sam Tillen spoke briefly after the game,
"Huddersfield are a good side but they were missing a few so we felt it was our chance to get something from the game."
"We started brightly and we got the early goal which helped, they threated occasionally but I always felt we were going to win"
Goalscorer DJ Campbell said,
"I was pleased with the win and I was also pleased to score another goal. I think if we keep pressing and keep getting good results then we can make the playoffs."
What the fans said?
Phil Dennison a Bees fan said,
"Im delighted that our new owners got the start they deserved. I thought it was going to be a struggle after Newman got sent off but we made it look quite easy"
John Armstrong a Huddersfield fans commented,
"We did Ok, to say we didnt have Booth or Abbott but we looked like we were the ones with 10 men for most of the game not them"