Date: 7th November 2009 at 5:08pm
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Gateshead forced a replay at Griffin Park in ten days time with a goal in the 93rd minute

The Blue Square side had taken the lead after Lewis Price flapped a corner into his own net but an immediate reply from Carl Cort and an excellent Kevin O’Connor volley had put the Bees in front until the hosts snatched a scrambled late equaliser through Peter Winn.

In truth things could have been even worse as James Wilson hacked a ball of the goal line and Lewis Price made a good save shortly before their equaliser.

The extra fixture means that Brentford now have three home games in a week against Millwall (next Sat), Gateshead and Walsall, so start saving your pennies now.

Charlie Mac was a suprise absentee from today’s squad but Ben Strevens made a first appearance as substitute. Both Marcus Bean and Ryan Dickson picked up bookings during the game.

Bees – Price, Foster, Bennett, Wilson, Dickson, Saunders (Hunt), Bean, O’Connor, Wood (Stevens), Cort, Weston.

Unused Bees – Moore, Legge, Osborne, Ferrell, Taylor
Beesotted’s View
Things could be worse – we could be one of the five league sides beaten by non-league opponents – but we could do without the extra fixture (and let’s not take the result for granted). We are at least still in the hat for Sunday’s third round draw.

Not really heard much from the game other than that it was a dreadful first half in chilly conditions. Charlie’s absence from the squad is a bit of a worry – we’ll try and bring you more on that as we hear it – but let’s hope it was just a precaution and he doesn’t have a long term problem again.