December 29, 2012
Shrews draw sting from Bees
Brentford's winning streak came to an end as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at improving Shrewsbury.
The Bees had won five league games in a row but they drew a rare blank against Graham Turner's hard-working side.
Shrewsbury might even have pinched it but winger Jon Taylor's shot midway through the second half was headed off the line by defender Harlee Dean with goalkeeper Richard Lee beaten.
Marcelo Trotta, on loan from Fulham, twice failed to hit the target with presentable chances at either end of the first half, but in between Shrewsbury were the more dangerous side.
Darren Jones headed just over and Marvin Morgan's flick from a Matt Richards free kick drifted narrowly wide before right back Connor Goldson drove agonisingly off target from the edge of the penalty area.
Shrewsbury's work rate ensured Brentford never had any time on the ball to impose themselves.
The Bees were brighter after the restart and Trotta's deflected shot after a strong run was brilliantly kept out by consistent goalkeeper Chris Weale.
Adam Forshaw also fired just over in stoppage time for the Londoners but Shrewsbury, who have lost just once in their last eight games, deserved some reward.
|1 Chris Weale||1 Richard Lee|
|5 Darren Jones||5 Tony Craig|
|2 Jermaine Grandison||14 Shaleum Logan|
|18 Connor Goldson||33 Robert Kiernan|
|30 Cameron Gayle||6 Harlee Dean|
|11 John Taylor||24 Jake Bidwell|
|8 Matthew Richards||8 Jonathan Douglas|
|6 Robert Purdie||20 Toumani Diagouraga|
|20 Aaron Wildig||15 Stuart Dallas|
|29 Luke Rodgers||9 Clayton Donaldson|
|10 Marvin Morgan||11 Marcello Trotta|
|25 Joe Anyon||Antoine Gounet 16|
|3 Joe Jacobson||Lee Hodson 18|
|31 Dominic Smith||Sam Saunders 7|
|14 Asa Hall||Adam Forshaw 4|
|22 Ryan Woods||Jake Reeves 22|
|32 Jack Gwilliams||Paul Hayes 23|
|9 Tom Bradshaw||Harry Forrester 19|
|Asa Hall for Aaron Wildig (76)||Harry Forrester for Marcello Trotta (65)|
|Tom Bradshaw for Luke Rodgers (76)||Adam Forshaw for Stuart Dallas (65)|
|Paul Hayes for Robert Kiernan (73)|
|· Squads: Shrewsbury Town | Brentford|