April 6, 2013
Forrester keeps Bees in touch
Brentford lost ground in the race for automatic promotion as goals a minute either side of half-time saw them draw 1-1 at Coventry.
Coventry led at half-time when Carl Baker slotted home from the spot a minute before the break after Harlee Dean had pushed Richard Wood in the back.
The Bees were level a minute after half-time however. Clayton Donaldson shrugged off Wood before crossing for Harry Forrester, who swept low into the corner.
Bees goalkeeper Simon Moore was forced into a great save in the 23rd minute when City striker Callum Wilson headed Cyrus Christie's right-wing cross at goal.
Dean then backed up his goalkeeper with two vital clearances, first from Wilson then from Steven Jennings.
Donaldson came close to giving the visitors the lead 10 minutes later, but his lobbed effort bounced wide after beating the goalkeeper.
The Brentford striker missed a great chance to snatch the points in the final minute, slicing wide from close range, as the Bees slipped five points behind the top two, albeit with games in hand.
|1 Joe Murphy||21 Simon Moore|
|24 Richard Wood||5 Tony Craig|
|35 Aaron Martin||14 Shaleum Logan|
|21 Cyrus Christie||6 Harlee Dean|
|37 Ryan Haynes||18 Lee Hodson|
|12 Steven Jennings||24 Jake Bidwell|
|8 Carl Baker||8 Jonathan Douglas|
|32 Franck Moussa||12 Tom Adeyemi|
|38 James Bailey||4 Adam Forshaw|
|10 John Fleck||9 Clayton Donaldson|
|20 Callum Wilson||19 Harry Forrester|
|13 Chris Dunn||Antoine Gounet 16|
|25 William Edjenguele||Kevin O'Connor 2|
|2 Jordon Clarke||Toumani Diagouraga 20|
|7 David Bell||Sam Saunders 7|
|4 Conor Thomas||Jake Reeves 22|
|9 Cody McDonald||Bradley Wright-Phillips 17|
|17 Callum Ball||Marcello Trotta 11|
|David Bell for James Bailey (65)||Toumani Diagouraga for Jonathan Douglas (46)|
|Cody McDonald for Franck Moussa (74)||Bradley Wright-Phillips for Lee Hodson (72)|
|Sam Saunders for Harry Forrester (78)|
|Callum Wilson (24)||Tony Craig (43)|
|John Fleck (57)||Adam Forshaw (48)|
|Sam Saunders (90)|
|Harlee Dean (44)|
|· Squads: Coventry City | Brentford|