Stevenage 2-1 Brentford- Report
Report of match 21st April 2012
Stevenage 2-1 Brentford- Report.
Boro make Bees pay penalty
Craig Reid and Luke Freeman's second-half strikes made Brentford pay for two penalty misses as Stevenage moved into the npower League One play-off places.
The Bees could have scored from the spot either side of half-time but Clayton Donaldson fired against the crossbar and Sam Saunders struck a post.
It proved costly as Reid and Freeman netted in the space of nine minutes to propel Boro up to sixth spot despite Saunders grabbing a consolation goal late on.
Brentford's best chance of the first half fell to Donaldson in the 32nd minute after Jamaal Lascelles hauled down Clinton Morrison - but the Bees striker rattled the woodwork.
Donaldson then created a penalty himself four minutes after the break. Jon Ashton the culprit this time but Saunders could only strike the frame of the goal once more.
Inevitably they were made to pay as Reid swivelled smartly and slotted home in the 52nd minute and then Freeman rifled in a stunning 25-yard drive in the 61st minute.
Saunders struck a fine free-kick in the 90th minute but it counted for nothing as Stevenage moved into the final play-off place, with a two-point cushion with two games to go.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 21st April 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Broadhall Way|
|2 - 1||Brentford
|8||Stacy Long (Byrom 46)|
|29||Patrick Agyemang (Beardsley 77)|
|10||Craig Reid (Mousinho 65)|
|21||John Mousinho (Reid 65)|
|13||Joel Byrom (Long 46)|
|20||Chris Beardsley (Agyemang 77)|
|23||Adam Thompson (Forrester 63)|
|22||Karleigh Osborne (Legge 77)|
|32||Leon Legge (Osborne 77)|
|19||Harry Forrester (Thompson 63)|
|Stevenage cards shown|
|33 mins||Jamaal Lascelles||Unsporting behaviour|
|89 mins||Luke Freeman||Unsporting behaviour|
|Brentford cards shown|
|72 mins||Jonathan Douglas||Unsporting behaviour|
|82 mins||Sam Saunders||Unsporting behaviour|
|90+1 mins||Jake Bidwell||Unsporting behaviour|