Owls become pussycats as Bees run riot.

8 Mar

Now that’s how to return to winning ways. Brentford trashed Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 in a game that was every bit as one sided as the scoreline suggests. The Bees climb to fourth, tucked in behind a Fulham side who of course we visit on Friday evening. We’re now five points clear of seventh (effectively six given the quite incredible goal difference of +31) and ten off second placed West Bromwich Albion. With The Baggies next up at Griffin Park and nine games to go, destiny remains very much in our hands.

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Brentford attacked from the off

What an afternoon. It was one of those where another bracketing looked on the cards and could easily have played out. Brentford came out of the traps flying and peppered the Wednesday goal, including one effort from Watkins that flew off the crossbar. Josh Dasilva opened the scoring when a shot was only parried. It fell kindly to him tin the box and there was no mistake with his left foot. Emiliano Marcondes doubled things soon after with an absolute beauty from what must have been a good twenty-five yards. It was a thing of beauty and worth the admission price alone as it flew through the air and into the far corner of the net. Less than twenty minutes gone and two up.

Brentford continued to press and Bryan Mbeumo made it three. He worked an opening and hit a low shot through the box that curled off the base of the post. The Bees in total control. Sheffield so far off the pace that forget about Wednesday, they were still on Monday. It was domination that continued in the second period although the goals took a back seat until late strikes form DaSilva and Fosu gave the scoreline the margin our performance warranted. The Bees had been rampant. The Owls outclassed and outplayed. Wednesday boss Garry Monk would use phrases such as ‘inexcusable’, ‘embarrassed‘ and ‘lost for words’. Thomas Frank would call us ‘scarily good’.

We don’t do full fat match reports on these pages. Never have done. If you want detail then official or the BBC are you best places. Or the highlights are below.

Goals, goals, goals….

Suffice to say though that this was about as completes a performance as they come. Thomas Frank would talk afterwards about our desire to defend. We were rock solid at the back despite the ongoing absence of Pontus Jansson. Anything that was hit on target, comfortably saved by David Raya.

Marcondes and Dasilva will get the goalscoring headlines but don’t rule out their overall contributions either. Emiliano was named man of the match whilst Josh had one of those games where the ball seemed tied to his foot with a piece of string. Said Benrahma did everything but score but must, instead, be content with a clutch of assists. 

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Taking deserved applause at full time

Next up is the televised game at Fulham on Friday night. With The Cottagers needing a late equaliser at Bristol City, the chance is there to really stick a late season mark on our rivals. Victory in Hammersmith would take us to within a point of third place. The satisfaction of doing them infinitely more preferable though. It won’t be easy. It never is. But it will be fun and I can’t wait. With another midweek break there’s more chance to recharge legs and do the same as we did yesterday.

There’s not much else to say, really.  Referee Keith Stroud had a great game, letting the football flow and keeping himself out of the limelight. It felt comfortable all afternoon and, honestly, never in doubt from the moment the game began.There will no doubt be tougher tests ahead but you can only play who you are up against. Beyond that, simply a case of keeping heads down until Friday night and then we see what happens down the road.

I can’t wait….


Mr. Stroud was in good form – even giving a wave

Nick Bruzon   

11 Responses to “Owls become pussycats as Bees run riot.”

  1. Brighton Bee March 8, 2020 at 9:58 am #

    Spit on Nick. All the papers and posts I’ve seen have all been about Sheffield Wednesday and how poor they were ie it’s all about them. What most people haven’t said or mentioned was how bloody good Brentford were yesterday in destroying Sheffield Wednesday! Wednesday just looked like another so called big club who were just simply put to the sword by tin pot Brentford.

    • Martin March 8, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

      I also disagree with him sometimes, but no need to be so beastly about it

  2. Simon Sapper March 8, 2020 at 10:12 am #

    Absolutely agree Nick, including your comment on the ref (we’ll have him back please). Beesotted have posted an excellent video which shows the second goal in all its glory. My MotM though, was Christian Norgaard. Totally bossed it in midfield by missing from every match report I’ve seen! Like you, I can’t wait for Friday.

  3. Tim March 8, 2020 at 10:18 am #

    Can’t wait for next Friday to bash the shitty Brentford at the cottage
    Too cocky in my opinion

    • David Carney March 8, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

      With respect, this is a Brentford blog, so you need to understand that your opinion is of no consequence to we Brentford supporters. Good banter is always welcome of course, but rudeness is quite unnecessary.
      Can I also suggest that your poor choice of English grammar may be appropriate on a Fulham site, but as Brentford supporters we do not lower our standards with such crass words and we tend to have respect for opposition teams and supporters.
      Your personal standards are of course a matter for you to manage and
      I respectfully suggest you make an attempt to raise them to the standards we all espouse as Brentford supporters if you do wish to engage in healthy banter.

      • Jacko P March 8, 2020 at 1:45 pm #

        Hear, hear Mr Carney. Tim sounds like a very disagreeable type – certainly not one of the Victoria Sponge brigade from Putney

    • Martin March 8, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

      Yeah Wot DC said but wiv less punctuation

    • Hobbo March 8, 2020 at 2:57 pm #

      Shut up Tim not nice and dim.

  4. Rod Davidson March 8, 2020 at 1:05 pm #

    Quite ! Spot on, old chap.

  5. Peter Coombs March 8, 2020 at 3:49 pm #

    Norgaard my MOM and best ref this season after some of the shockers !

    • nickbruzon March 8, 2020 at 4:21 pm #

      Who’d have thought Keith would be earning all the plaudits. You are right, though. Strange times

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