November 17, 2012
Bees sting late on to peg back Preston
Antonio German's late header rescued a point for Brentford in a 1-1 draw at Preston.
Scott Laird's effort just after the hour mark had looked set to hand North End all the points and send them above the Bees in the table but substitute German struck a minute from time as both sides remain unbeaten in six games.
Preston dominated the early exchanges and almost took the lead when Nicky Wroe's shot was turned away by Simon Moore, while Stuart Beavon was also denied by the goalkeeper with a close-range header after Lee Holmes' shot was blocked.
The remainder of the first half offered precious little in terms of goalscoring opportunities, but the home side did get the goal they deserved after 62 minutes as Laird acrobatically volleyed in after Chris Robertson's knockdown.
Wroe was denied twice more by Moore while Jeffrey Monakana also went close before German headed in Harlee Dean's cross from the left for the dramatic equaliser.
|Preston North End||Brentford|
|23 Steve Simonsen||21 Simon Moore|
|4 Paul Huntington||5 Tony Craig|
|5 Chris Robertson||14 Shaleum Logan|
|3 Scott Laird||6 Harlee Dean|
|19 John Welsh||24 Jake Bidwell|
|11 Lee Holmes||8 Jonathan Douglas|
|8 Nicky Wroe||20 Toumani Diagouraga|
|2 Keith Keane||7 Sam Saunders|
|17 Jeffrey Monakana||4 Adam Forshaw|
|22 Jack King||9 Clayton Donaldson|
|29 Stuart Beavon||19 Harry Forrester|
|1 Thorsten Stuckmann||Richard Lee 1|
|16 David Buchanan||Scott Barron 3|
|26 Bailey Wright||Robert Kiernan 33|
|13 Joel Byrom||Stuart Dallas 15|
|37 Anthony Elding||Emmanuel Oyeleke 27|
|12 Akpo Sodje||Paul Hayes 23|
|9 Graham Cummins||Antonio German 30|
|David Buchanan for Lee Holmes (62)||Scott Barron for Harry Forrester (59)|
|Anthony Elding for Stuart Beavon (74)||Paul Hayes for Sam Saunders (69)|
|Joel Byrom for Jack King (85)||Antonio German for Adam Forshaw (79)|
|Scott Laird (28)||Scott Barron (83)|
|Jeffrey Monakana (70)||Toumani Diagouraga (49)|
|· Squads: Preston North End | Brentford|