Jota’s brilliance plus a Nico Yennaris goal gave Brentford a 4-2 win against bottom of the table Rotherham.
Brentford started the brightest, playing good football, with Rotherham not even getting many touches of the ball. It payed off too, as on the 13th minute Jota scored his first, and Brentfords first, of the afternoon.
From then on, I don’t know what happened to be honest. Brentford seemed to take their foot off the pedal and were being outplayed from the goal onwards. Defensively, we were awful, Andreas Bjelland in particular having a less than impressive game.
And we were punished for it as on the 67th minute (ironically, a minutes applause for those who saved our club 50 years ago) Rotherham got an equaliser. Belaid beat Bentley to the punch (quite literally) and headed into the Brook Road goal.
It didn’t take long for The Bees to retake the lead though, just ten minutes later Nico Yennaris got on the end of Jota’s cross, and despite a heavy touch from the keeper it flew into the roof of the net.
Once again however, it only took ten minutes for the next goal. 87 minutes in and Forde smashed into the bottom corner from 25 yards out to equalise for Rotherham, one that Dan Bentley really could have done better with.
It wasnt over there though. Unbelievably, Brentford won a penalty in added time after a clear handball from Ajayi. Yes, that’s Brentford, winning a penalty. Unbelievable.
Jota, known for his last minute goals, stepped up to take, and despite slipping put it high down the middle.
And yet still there were more goals to be scored. A last minute Spanish counter attack as Sergi Canos and Jota ran towards goal, Canos saw his shot saved before passing to Jota to complete his hattrick and make it 4-2, just seconds before the final whistle.
All in all a good win, even if it was expected, and great for Jota to get his hat-trick. And trust me, the scoreline was nothing unusual for us. There have been 26 goals in our last five games, scoring 13 and conceding the same amount, with six injury time goals in those games.
Brentford move on now to Ipswich, a game which I feel is a must win, to make it three wins in a row and try and go on a winning run. I don’t think the playoffs is a possibility for us, however a top half finish would be nice.