A goal in each half was enough to seal a home win as Brentford again underperformed, taking their winless run to seven games.
Marcus Bean and Nikki Bull returned to the starting line-up but Brentford, who again started a match with players out of their natural positions, were poor throughout the match with a Sam Wood effort which hit the post their only notable effort on goal. Or not on goal, technically
Yeovil played five across the middle and we struggled throughout the game to win the battle in midfield with Kev and Bean frankly over-run throughout.
Brentford’s desperation for a focal point to our attack showed late on when Leon Legge made his league debut as a striker, which pretty well sums everything up you need to know about the game
A healthy away attendance of about 800 fans were largely unimpressed by what appeared to be both a lack of effort and organisation yesterday with only about 80 remaining to clap the players at the final whistle
The Bees need to pull their socks up fast with home games coming up against Southend (Tuesday) and Swindon (next Saturday). The side badly need both a win (and some goals) and now lie 15th in the table on ten points.
Brentford:- Bull, Wilson, Bennett, Phillips, Wood, Taylor (Legge 86), Bean, O’Connor, Saunders (Foster 71), Kabba (Weston 46), MacDonald
Subs:- Price, Ferrell, Blake, Osborne
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Andy Scott Post Match :
“It`s clearly not good enough. I appreciate the fans coming all the way down here and we haven`t done them justice today. We didn`t have a good start and weren`t playing at the tempo I expect my sides to play. We had it in spells in the second half and kept the pressure on them and had a few chances but we weren`t good enough all over the pitch.
They have been told in no uncertain terms that it is going to be a long hard season if we continue to approach games in that manner
Three weeks ago when we got a good result at Huddersfield and we played reasonably well at Charlton and everyone was saying what a good side we were. But to be a good side you`ve got to do it consistently.
This is only a blip, but it`s only a blip if we come out the other side quickly. But I have complete faith in my players and won`t be ringing any alarm bells yet. The players have got to take it upon themselves to think about what they are doing wrong. Myself and the rest of the staff will be doing exactly the same and we`ll make sure that we do things better on Tuesday.
Carl Cort is starting to run but is doubtful for Tuesday. Ryan Dickson has done some good work but is doubtful for Tuesday too. David Hunt has got a problem with both his ankle and his knee which he has been struggling with this week
They are key players who are out but that should provide chances for others to grab their chance and they may have an opportunity on Tuesday.”
Beesotted’s View :
One week on, and we don’t seem to have learnt the lessons that we were taught last week against Bristol Rovers. The players continue to give away stupid fouls and simply aren’t competitive until we are losing the game
The manager is continuing to pick players out of position which simply isn’t working – a left back and a striker on loan would radically improve our shape.
Scotty is keen to talk about his squad and the players who are pressing for a start – yet seems unkeen to give young raw talent like Ryan Blake a start – or perhaps put the pacy young striker David Pitt on the bench.
Oh, and stick our best centre half – James Wilson – at centre half. It might just calm things down at the back a bit as he is the only one with the pace to cover mistakes.
Few of Andy’s summer signings have done much to impress so far – and although they look like an improvement on paper – they need to start performing at a higher standard on the pitch, starting on Tuesday night against Southend
League One IS a step up in standard for both the manager and many of the players, but a perceived lack of effort simply isn’t good enough
Beesotted firmly believes in Andy’s abilities as a manager – but he too has to learn from his mistakes if he is to take the club forward again.
Next Match :
Brentford host Southend at Griffin Park on Tuesday night – kick of at 7.45pm