Brentford-Mad's Review of the Season - May

Last updated : 11 June 2005 By Smallsy
After nine grueling months the season was set to finish in two games, if we reached the playoffs then we had the potential of two more games in the semi final and then one money spinning game in Cardiff if we could overcome our opponents.

Our first game of the month we played Wrexham needing a victory to make the playoffs, in a difficult game the Bees found themselves 1-0 down at half time. The team wasn't playing well and Martin Allen had to attempt to boost his side in the second half.

In a much improved second half the Bees got themselves back into the game through Rankin and in the 91st minute Scott Fitzgerald popped up at the back post to slam a volley into the bottom corner.

His goal sent several thousands Bees fans into a state of eccstaticness and celebrations around the club went on for the whole week. Brentford had once again made the playoffs and there was a lot of belief that we could do well in th competition.

Next up came out last home game against top of the table Champions Hull City. After a long season Allen decided to blood some youth and played a very young side against the tigers.

After going 1-0 down early the team fought back well for the 2nd game in a row and won it 2-1, with a tremendous goal from Jay Tabb winning the game, our final position was excellent as we finally finished in the 4th place which we could have secured several weeks ago.

We found out that sunday that it was Sheffield Wednesday who we would be facing in the playoffs, with the first leg to be played at Hillsbrough.

Brentford were beaten 1-0 in the first leg and the Bees really didnt show anything like the form which had got them to this point in the season. Confidence was high that the one goal defcit could be overturned and on a packed night at Griffin Park, the Bees bowed out 2-1 with a consolation being scored late in the game by Frampton the last act which would take place on the Griffin Park Pitch in 04/05.

There's no doubting that the Bees had a tremendous season and they definately over achieved, the games against Sheffield Wednesday were just a little bit too much too soon for the brave Brentford squad. Wednesday's great passing football was difficult to stop as they eventually showed in a great final that they were one of the best sides in the League and fully deserved promotion.

As for Brentford we look forward to next season where hopefully with some new players and the progression of some of the ones we already possess we can challenge again to attempt to make our way into the Championship.