Brentford's most impressive perfomance of the 2002/03 season?

Last updated : 15 June 2003 By

Hunt: Netted winner in Brentford's most impressive display of the season.
In the latest poll, the Bee Hive readers have voted the 1-0 FA Cup Third Round success against Nationwide First Division outfit Derby County, as Brentford's most impressive performance of the 2002/03 season.

The game, on the first Saturday of the new-year drew a crowd of 8, 709 to Griffin Park, who witnessed a clever 36th minute Stephen Hunt free-kick elude everyone, including the visitors’ keeper, Lee Grant, and sail straight into the back of the net.

Thereafter, a tremendous rearguard performance, even more so after Stephen Evans’ 70th minute sending off for a second bookable offence, gave Wally Downes’ men a tremendous victory over their First Division opponents and assured the Bees a place in the Fourth Round of the competition for the first time since 1996.

Brentford’s 5-0 thrashing of Steve McMahon’s Blackpool at the beginning of November came a reasonably close second. On a wet early winter afternoon, everything went right for the Bees in a magical display that saw Ibrahima Sonko and Evans grab doubles. Vine also netted to complete the misery for the rain drenched Tangerines.

Vine: Brace at Adams Park
In third place was the thrilling FA Cup First Round success against near neighbours, Wycombe Wanderers, when, after a explosive start to the match which resulted in the sides sharing four goals inside the first 26 minutes, a Vine brace helped to secure a memorable 4-2 victory at Adams Park.

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