Brentford 1 Barnsley 2

Last updated : 05 October 2002 By Footymad Previewer

Brentford's poor run of results continued when they went down 2-1 at Griffin Park to struggling Barnsley in a niggly affair.

The visitors opened the scoring after 13 minutes when a Bruce Dyer 20-yard left-foot strike beat Paul Smith and hit the inside of the right-hand post then rebounded off the left-hand post and Kevin Betsy following up had the easiest of tasks to roll the ball into the empty from close range.

The home side equalised from their first corner after 26 minutes. Michael Dobson fired in the ball to the near post and Mark McCammon was on hand to bundle the ball home from close range.

Three minutes from the break the Bees were awarded a penalty, a Kevin O'Connor free-kick came into the box and Keith Curle was adjudged to have hauled down Leo Roget. Curle was yellow-carded and Steve Hayward was also booked for dissent.

Stephen Hunt eventually stepped up but his weak spot-kick bobbled past the right-hand post.

A minute later Mitch Ward became the third Tykes player to be cautioned when he appeared to elbow Jamie Fullarton.

After the break both sides huffed and puffed but they did not create any real chances until ten minutes from time when a long clearance by keeper Andy Marriot was latched on to by Betsy, who fired home inside the near post to score the visitors' second and his second goal of the match to secure all three points.

Five minutes from time Ward was sent off for his second bookable offence after an incident with Roget and deep into injury time the Bees almost snatched a point when an Ijah Anderson cross from the left found Ed Hutchinson unmarked eight yards out, but he missed the target with his header