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Tom Moore, London24 Brentford blogger
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
“It’s always sweet winning by five goals, but even sweeter to win 5-0 over a London rival”
Brentford bounced back from defeats to Hereford and Sheffield United with wins over Exeter City and Leyton Orient, with the latter being a 5-0 thrashing.
It’s always sweet winning by five goals, but even sweeter to win 5-0 over a London rival.
Jonathon Douglas’ free-kick took a deflection off James Dunne and was registered as an own-goal, despite Douglas’ claims for it. More importantly Clayton Donaldson got his first goal for the club at St James’ Park, something which could be the catalyst for many more.
It’s strange why we are scheduled to play a side who are nearly 200 miles away from Brentford on a Tuesday night and a side who are the other side of London on a Saturday afternoon, although the fixture computer seems to throw up games like these every season.
Leyton Orient were on the receiving end of a thumping on Saturday. Niall McGinn gave the Bees the lead after just six minutes and although Orient had a couple of chances to pull level in the first half they didn’t take them.
In the second half the visitors gave away silly free-kicks in dangerous areas and were punished for all of them. Sam Saunders’ deep free-kick was headed in by Leon Legge. Saunders then scored two, both in the top left-hand corner from opposite sides of the penalty area.
Marcus Bean then completed the rout as Orient were well and truly humbled, leaving Russell Slade under a bit of pressure after four defeats from four games.
Brentford host Tranmere on Saturday, who have had a reasonable start to their season, winning two, drawing one and losing one. It will be a tough game as it looks as if, after a difficult couple of seasons, Les Parry has assembled a better squad.
Last time we met a last-minute Legge header gave the Bees victory in a hard-fought contest.