Brentford 1 Milton Keynes Dons FC 0

Last updated : 05 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
Brentford heaped more relegation misery on the MK Dons with a 1-0 victory
at Griffin Park following Stephen Hunts late penalty.

The first half was a fairly forgettable affair. Brentford boss Martin Allen
compared playing for the club to eating a roast dinner in his programme
notes. He certainly will not be sending his complements to the chef.

George Bankole could hardly have had an easier debut in the Brentford goal.
The 35-year-old Nigerian keeper signed for the club until the end of the
season and is taking over the role as goalkeeping coach at the club.

It took MK Dons half an hour to muster their first shot on target, a 25-yard
pea-roller from Paul Mitchell that did not trouble the keeper.

Brentford were no better. Five minutes before the break MK Dons keeper David
Martin failed to hold onto a cross and the ball failed to drop kindly for
Brenford and the Dons cleared their lines after three attempts.

Allen must have had words with his team at half-time because Brentford
started the half brightly and almost took the lead straight after the break
when John Salako fired a 25-yard free-kick just inches wide of the post.

Wade Small missed a great opportunity for the visitors five minutes after the
break when he snatched at his shot and fired wide from just inside the area.

Brentford's goal came on 78 minutes when a defensive error by Dean Lewington
allowed second-half subtitute Ryan Peters to fire in a shot which was handled by Michel
Pensee-Bilong and Stephen Hunt fired the ball home confidently.