Date: 5th December 2012 at 9:12am
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Brentford were knocked out of the JPT last night at Southend after a fairly mixed performance overall

Uwe gave starts to a number of fringe players but Brentford put in a lacklustre first half showing – Southend were two up at the break, both goals coming from distance. Paul Hayes had a golden chance to score for the Bees but failed to take the opportunity.

Brentford rallied towards the end of the game – Hayes pulling a goal back but some wasteful finishing, mainly from former Southend loanee Antonio German, saw the game end 2-1.

German had replaced Harry Forrester on the half hour mark – Harry appearing to be holding his hamstring again which is a growing worry.

Sam Saunders put in a decent enough shift last night as did the returning Jake Reeves but overall we probably got what we deserved.

It will be a different team that faces MK Dons at the weekend but let’s hope the two cup games haven’t interrupted our building impetus in the league.

Bees – Moore, Barron, Dean, Hodson, Bidwell (Pierre), Kiernan, Saunders, Dave (Legge), Reeves, Forrester (German), Hayes

Unused Bees – Dallas, Oyeleke