September 3, 2013
Brentford edge Dons in thriller
Brentford eased into the next round of the JPT after an eight-goal thriller with derby rivals AFC Wimbledon.
A brace from Farid El Alagui and efforts from Luke Norris, Ben Nugent, Javi Venta sealed a 5-3 win, with Jim Fenlon, George Francomb and Peter Sweeney replying for the Dons.
El Alagui broke the deadlock for the Bees just before the break, firing home Norris' left-wing cross on the half volley.
The hosts extended their lead straight after the restart, which brought three goals in a breathless six minutes.
Norris drilled home after a defence-splitting through ball from substitute Jake Reeves before El Alagui rounded the keeper to score from the tightest of angles.
But Wimbledon responded on 56 minutes when Fenlon smashed home a 20-yard screamer minutes after George Porter saw his goal-bound effort cleared off the line.
It was only a brief respite, with on-loan Cardiff defender Nugent powering home a header from Saunders' cross and ex-Villareal veteran Venta slotting home after Norris' close-range strike was blocked.
Wimbledon finished strongly, Francomb finishing a slick five-man move eight minutes from the end and Peter Sweeney making it three when he converted Porter's low cross.
|27 David Button||1 Ross Warner|
|2 Kevin O'Connor||24 Rhys Weston|
|3 Scott Barron||3 Callum Kennedy|
|14 Shaleum Logan||7 George Francomb|
|28 Ben Nugent||15 Jim Fenlon|
|20 Toumani Diagouraga||4 Peter Sweeney|
|7 Sam Saunders||8 Sammy Moore|
|15 Stuart Dallas||19 Chris Arthur|
|17 George Saville||16 Kevin Sainte-Luce|
|33 Luke Hacker||10 Jack Midson|
|10 Farid El Alagui||9 Michael Smith|
|21 Liam O'Brien||Sebastien Brown 22|
|18 Javi Venta||Barry Fuller 2|
|24 Jake Bidwell||Harry Pell 12|
|22 Jake Reeves||George Porter 21|
|31 Aaron Pierre||Charlie Strutton 17|
|Jake Reeves for George Saville (22)||George Porter for Kevin Sainte-Luce (29)|
|Javi Venta for Shaleum Logan (46)||Barry Fuller for Rhys Weston (46)|
|Aaron Pierre for Scott Barron (46)||Harry Pell for Chris Arthur (63)|
|· Squads: Brentford | AFC Wimbledon|