The best and the worst of Uwe's Brentford in 95 minutes. It was a sloppy first 20. We looked lethargic and conceded a poor early goal when we waited for an offside down the right which didn't come and their forward wriggled into the area to score from a tight angle, through Moore's legs.
But we got better as the half wore on, gradually building momentum to the point where we were playing some blistering stuff, mostly down the right prompted by Shay playing like a man possessed. Few teams in the division could have lived with us but the chances kept falling to Hayes whose confidence in front of goal is shot to pieces. He missed two absolute sitters, one from a misplaced back pass and the other a McCammonesque header into the ground and over from 6 yards out. He should also have done better with a tame effort at the far post from a corner. Fortunately Forshaw and Harry combined well down the left and the latter showed the strikers how to finish to give us parity at half time, which was the least we deserved.
The tempo dropped a touch in the second half but the half chances kept coming........and being missed by Hayes. In his defence he linked well with CD outside the box and kept getting into the positions to miss. There is a good player in there somewhere. Things might have been very different if he hadn't missed that penalty against Yeovil.
For all our neat passing it looked like this game was going the way of most others this season. We could even have lost it as Moore had to turn over a long range effort then watch helplessly as a 30 yard piledriver cannonned back off the post. We seemed to have no momentum going into 5 minutes of injury time but then Harry, who terrified Coventry all night, went down in the area. It was a soft decision and as he had already picked up a yellow for diving maybe a surprising one. But as GP held it's breath he never looked like missing from the spot and finally we have a comeback win.
This shouldn't hide the same old deficiencies on front of goal and failure to press home our manifest superiority, but when we play well, as we did in spells tonight, we look a really, really good team.