September 29, 2012
Douglas punishes Rovers late on
Jonathan Douglas scored late into added time to earn Brentford a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at League One leaders Tranmere.
The visitors started brightly as Harry Forrester floated the ball just over the bar when taking aim from 35 yards.
Zoumana Bakayogo almost reached Andy Robinson's 16th-minute throughball before it was smothered by Bees `keeper Simon Moore at the other end.
Douglas should have done better when he met Ryan Fredericks' far-post free-kick before Owain Fon Williams pulled off a wonderful one-handed save to divert Forrester's neatly-worked effort for a corner eight minutes before the break.
Tranmere almost took the lead after 57 minutes when Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro flashed a header just past the Brentford upright from James Wallace's cross.
However, he made amends by beating Shaleum Logan all ends up and cutting in to roll the ball into the net just before the hour.
Ash Taylor nearly doubled Rovers' advantage when he tried to steer a ferocious Liam Palmer strike towards goal soon after, while Jake Cassidy forced Moore to react when he took two ultimately fruitless bites at the cherry.
Akpa Akpro then saw another chance go close, but Rovers' defence was then guilty of letting a long throw bounce inside their penalty area and Douglas volleyed home an equaliser deep into injury time.
|1 Owain fon Williams||21 Simon Moore|
|14 Zoumana Bakayogo||5 Tony Craig|
|2 Danny Holmes||14 Shaleum Logan|
|4 Ash Taylor||6 Harlee Dean|
|21 Ben Gibson||24 Jake Bidwell|
|10 Andy Robinson||2 Kevin O'Connor|
|8 James Wallace||8 Jonathan Douglas|
|7 Joe Thompson||12 Tom Adeyemi|
|6 Liam Palmer||18 Ryan Fredericks|
|26 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro||23 Paul Hayes|
|9 Jake Cassidy||19 Harry Forrester|
|33 Jason Mooney||Richard Lee 1|
|19 Michael Kay||Leon Legge 32|
|23 Roman Golobart||Toumani Diagouraga 20|
|12 Danny Harrison||Sam Saunders 7|
|22 Abdulai Bell-Baggie||Adam Forshaw 4|
|11 Adam McGurk||Clayton Donaldson 9|
|16 Cole Stockton||Farid El Alagui 10|
|Adam McGurk for Joe Thompson (85)||Clayton Donaldson for Ryan Fredericks (56)|
|Danny Harrison for James Wallace (88)||Sam Saunders for Harry Forrester (56)|
|Adam Forshaw for Shaleum Logan (73)|
|Andy Robinson (70)||Shaleum Logan (63)|
|Tony Craig (77)|
|Jonathan Douglas (79)|
|· Squads: Tranmere Rovers | Brentford|