Vital Football

Latest Brentford FC News

Brentford 1-0 Oldham

Brentford 1-0 Oldham

Brentford won their third home game in a row but at times made hard work of it.

Oldham started well but were soon pushed back as the bees took control of the game with good fluid football that we've come to expect recently. By the 17th minute the dominance had paid off when Forrester and Farid played Forshaw in to smash the ball into the net from just inside the box. Yes, Forrester, Farid and Forshaw, the three F's!

We continued to play and make chances, too numerous to mention - I think we had 18 by the end of the game. But the usual profligacy and good keeping kept the score down.

Oldham had a little flurry before half time leading Moore to pull off one of his trademark handsome saves.

The second half started with the bees again in control but started to go a little flat once Forshaw was replaced by Dave before the hour was up. Clearly Forshaw's abdominal injury precludes him from playing the full 90 minutes.

Oldham then came back into the game with their plan B: lump it up front! This worried us enough to put Legge on for Logan with Dean moving to right back giving us more height while Fredericks had replaced Donaldson to add cover in front of him. This set up handed the initiative to Oldham. We continued to bring everyone back for free kicks and corners and without an outlet ball to relieve the pressure it was at times one way traffic. Although we did occasionally get out and manage to create some decent chances ourselves on the break.

Fredericks looked very lively, fast and tricky - also effective with the ball creating some lovely chances. Moore had to pull off another great save to keep us ahead and finally we managed to see out the four minutes of added time.

There were some very good performances. I can't believe that Forshaw and Forrester are actually our players. Douglas was again all over the pitch often bursting late into the box - it's just a shame his finishing is often suspect. Craig had his best game for us simply by not making any errors. He also played a lovely crossfield ball to Forshaw who stopped it dead. Donaldson created some good chances for himself, the pick in the second half with some excellent work getting past the defenders and cutting in to shoot on target to the side of the keeper. Unfortunately the keeper was equal to it.

I expect Uwe will get a hammering for his tactics in response to Oldham's aerial bombardment but three points is three points. I'm sure he would have been criticised for not dealing with it too.


Moore; Logan (sub Legge 76 mins), Dean, Craig, Bidwell; Forshaw (sub Dave 57 mins), Douglas, Adeyemi, Forrester; Donaldson (sub Fredericks 71 mins), Farid

Subs (not used): Gounet, O`Connor, Saunders, Hayes



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Beefeater
Date:Sunday September 23 2012
Time: 9:38AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Brentford Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Peterborough Friendly - Exeter Date Confirmed

Brentford have announced a pre season friendly against League One side Peterborough United this summer.

League Cup F‏irst Round - Exeter (22/6/16)

The draw for the first round of the English Football League Cup took place earlier this afternoon.

Brentford Face Huddersfield For 2016/17

With the release of the fixture list for 2016/17 earlier today, Brentford discovered that the new season opens where the last ended.

Archived Vital Brentford Articles

Vital Brentford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Brentford
Write For Vital Brentford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Button3%
Colin1%
Dean0%
Barbet0%
Bidwell4%
Woods0%
Yennaris4%
Canos1%
Kerschbaumer33%
Saunders0%
Hogan50%
Sub - Vibe2%
Sub - Clarke0%
Sub - Swift2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Brentford Results (view all)

Brentford Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.RebelBee6
2.Kentbee4
3.condorman2
4.collioure_bee2
5.The Bolton Bee1
6.max_a1
7.doobee1
8.Beefeater1